Time to make the move. I found a few favorites that are I’m currently debating on switching them from “Wish List” to “Shopping Cart” and pressing the button.
GREY OVERCOAT: Vintage | SWEATSHIRT: Insted We Smile
DENIM: Acne ‘Max’ | SHOES: Vans x Engineered Garments
<— GET THE LOOK —>
Above: Grey overcoat? Ditch the suit and try something different under a grey overcoat. Options right here: Grey Overcoats.
Above: Printed sweatshirts? Ok, cool dude: Shop Printed Sweatshirts.
(Carlos Campos, Insted We Smile, MSGM, Quality Peoples.)
Above: Tortoise Sunglasses by Warby Parker – Easy $95
Above: Black denim (My favorite are Acne, rag & bone, and APC) – Dude, just get a pair already.
Above: Slip-on sneakers by Vans –> $60 a pop
Interrupt your original oxford. Looks like J.Crew has a fresh take on the classic shirt.
Easy, right? I’d pair it with….
Printed sneakers now? Yes, since we’re on the topic of printed shirts from last week.
Black and white Stan Smith sneakers by Adidas, easy + simple Timex Weekender watch ($30 for the best watch ever), vintage leather pants from San Diego (cop a legit pair here, lol), plain white tee by Hanes (similar), and Uniqlo x Urban Sweats hoodie.
I couldn’t resist picking these up and swapping them out because my Nike polka dot ones were getting some serious wear.
- Keep it simple. Wear all black, white, and grey.
- Match your ankle socks. And just wear black.
- Clean them. Go buy your local Foot Locker and pick up an easy $10 cleaner. Keep ‘em fresh!
- Say thank you. Because people will compliment and ask where you got the great shoes, dope kicks, fly feet. Whatever.
Feeling black, grey, & white? Cool, I’ve got a few favorites below the jump –>
If you’re happy and you know it, flap your wings.
Here’s what I will say about purchasing (investing?) in a printed shirt: You gotta love it.
I purchased this bird shirt on a trip to London in 2012 when I walked right into the Barbour store, saw a man wearing it and said, “I want that shirt.” I paid full price in pounds and didn’t look back. Why? Well, I fell in love and the associate told me a marvelous story about the bird shirt:
The Jackdaw print was created by Edwyn Collins, best known for his hit ‘A Girl Like You.’ A former member of the band Orange Juice, Collins suffered from a double brain hemorrhage in 2005. As part of his rehabilitation, Collins created these individual illustrations. Having heard his story, Liberty immortalized his illustrations for SS12.
Here are my suggestions on picking out something printed: