Monthly Archives: December 2013

ORLEBAR BROWN: FOR HIM, FOR HER, FOR YOU

A few weeks ago, we got a call from London. The remarkable folks at Orlebar Brown wanted to know if we’d be interested in combining our powers. They’re traversing the world, showcasing 24 takes on their clothing in as many days. We’ll include a preview of our picks here, but you’ll have to check out their site for the full scoop.

Here’s to sunnier days.

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For Him:  The Dudley in Ecru Melange.

I’d pick this for my twin brother, John. He and his wife just had their first baby, and their lives are hectic. Besides being a dad, John is also a student on the go. The Dudley would be great whether he needs to dress quickly to get to school on time or, if he wants to layer it over a button down for a date night. Either way, he’ll look sharp.

For Her: The Sanremo Toweling Dress in Navy.

This pick was easy. I saw this and thought of my sister, Amanda. She lives on the East Coast and gets to the beach not only there but also in Florida during some of her husband’s assignments. This happens to be a perfect piece for layering, but—if you want to know the rest of the story, head over to Orlebar Brown.

 

And in the meantime, catch up with Orlebar Brown on Instagram + Facebook Twitter.

-LJW

In Favor Of: The Quilted Sweater

I’m a big fan of the quilted sweater, whether it’s a crew-neck pullover or a shawl collar cardigan. If you’re looking for something that’s a little different than your traditional staples, head this way. It’s accessible and shows you’re open to a little detail. Props to Club Monaco for making a quality, comfortable and affordable on-trend piece that’s not so over the top.

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Cardigan ($130) and sweatshirt ($100) by Club Monaco

HUES FOR YOU: BLACK

If this all counts as coal, then I’m game for being bad.

In honor of the Christmas season, I present to you an insanely expensive wish list.

 

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Left to right:

  • I mean, why not introduce a pair of polka dot Alexander McQueen trousers into your wardrobe?
  • This Ami slim-fit wool tuxedo blazer is incredible. I mean I can’t afford it, but hey, a guy can dream.
  • This striped wool sweater from Todd Snyder is probably the best sweater I’ve seen all season. I really love the graphic elements—not to mention how timeless it is.
  • I’ve never heard of Lot 78 before but I was scouring MR. PORTER and fell in love with this bomber jacket. It’s a blended tweed, which creates a great texture. I would definitely wear it over a black trouser and tie combo or over a pair of these slim sweats to run to the store.
  • Who doesn’t want a Lanvin silk/velvet bow tie?
  • Again, I’m all about this Timex watch. I would love it even more if it were all black, but this is pretty sexy.
  • Finally, I’ve been trolling Zara for these shoes in my size. I knew I needed them the moment I saw them, but of course they sold out of my size 13. I even measured my foot to see if I could stick it in a 12. No luck.

How are you going to wear your favorite black item?

-LJW