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DETAILS Magazine: A Guide for Dreary Winter

Winter is depressing enough.
Don’t be like those babes over there all dressed in black and gloomy. 
The great folks over at Details Magazine asked us to do a series of “Daily Details” posts this month. We gladly tightened our belts, wiped our eggnog-mustaches away, and accepted the invitation.
Seth kicked things off on a how to stand out in a sea of black North Face parkas and Moncler puffy coats with “How to dress for freezing-cold days.” Keep an eye out for the next three.

On Jeff: “K.C.” wool fitted baseball hat by Baldwin Denim; grey wool scarf by Pendleton; red puffer jacket by Patagonia; obnoxious plaid button-down by Gant Rugger; white denim by A.P.C.; neon-laced desert boots by Clark’s. Above: “Bedale” waxed jacket by Barbour.

On Seth: thrifted black pea coat by Sterlingwear of Boston; striped shoulder-button sweater by ASOS; chambray trousers by Levi’s; shearling-lined boots by L.L. Bean; yellow knit cap; plaid scarf; and his grandfather’s custom-tailored chamois and leather driving gloves.

midweSTYLE: Aztec RL

Cam flew off to London today, but he managed to squeeze in a photoshoot in the Kansas City River Market with our main man, Jarred. Layer up, friends. It’s finally getting colder in the Midwest.

Styling suggestions:

  • If you’ve got a rather bold, loud or obnoxious sweater, tame it with a (mostly) solid vest.
  • If you’re considering buying a bold, loud or obnoxious sweater, try it. It’ll probably turn into one of favorites.
  • See also: Jeff’s recent sweater purchases of zebra, tribal and roommate’s poncho.


On Cam: Vintage Ralph Lauren aztec sweater from eBay; blue button-down oxford from J.Crew; thrifted down vest (simliar to Patagonia’s sling shot vest); leather hoofpick belt (similar via Valet); slim-straight selvedge denim by Wings + Horns; leather Red Wing boots.

Thrifty Thursday: Stolen motorcycle jacket

So, I bought a leather jacket a couple of weeks ago on my day off up in Andersonville…
Alarmingly broken-in and well-loved, this motorcycle jacket ended up in my hands right once I walked in. I mean, if this jacket could talk, I can imagine raucous stories of women holding on to it for dear life as the owner careened around the curves of mountain roads somewhere.
Alongside my brown leather “Member’s Only” jacket and a padded grey leather one, black completes the series. So I strolled up to my favorite nook in Andersonville…
Rad Vintage is the place to go, people. It’s stocked full of reasonably priced and well-curated options. You’ll spend a handful of minutes sifting through their selection from the bossman, RJ. He’s got a great eye and know’s what he’s doing. Check them out on the interwebz or head up their to the store one of these days.
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While doing some vintage shopping on the Sabbath in Wicker Park, I bumped into the lovely Ms. Trés Awesome. She kindly asked to take my photograph for her street style website and I was flattered. She kindly sent over some extra photos to make this post happen. Tada. You’re the boss, Emma.

Unfortunately, the jacket has already been snatched by Katie. I’ll get it back tomorrow, hopefully…if she doesn’t pass it off to Shani.

Black leather motorcycle jacket from Rad Vintage ($60); Fair Isle reindeer sweater courtesy of Topman; blue chambray button down by Gant Rugger; slim white denim from spring 2011 by A.P.C.; classic white sneakers courtesy of Vans; purple laces from the ‘Crewcuts’ section of J.Crew; black frame eyeglasses by Gant Rugger; slouchy dirty grey beanie from my floor; vintage 1950s monogram shopper by Louis Vuitton from eDrop-Off.

Photos courtesy of Trés Awesome.

midweSTYLE: Easy Rider

Merry Christmas, y’all.
I’m sure you’re all coming down from your food comas and/or worn out from exploring the full utilities of your copious amounts of swag, so I’ll keep it short.
We got back to the farm from our yearly Christmas visit to my dad’s childhood Episcopal church and decided to go for a Sunday afternoon ride. We were losing light, so rather than waste time changing out of church clothes, I threw on some jeans and called it good.
Meet Fuerte, our Peruvian Paso Fino gelding.



On Seth: Chambray work shirt (Michigan Avenue Bloomingdales, sale $50 reg. $115) by Gant Rugger; neck tie passed down from grandfather; Mad Men cardigan courtesy of Banana Republic; “Walker” raw denim courtesy of JBrand; brown herringbone socks courtesy of Falke; “Beeswax” desert boots (Nordstrom Rack, sale $50 reg. $110); “Weekender” watch (Amazon.com, $30) by Timex; fish-hook tie clip ($20) by Buckshot Sonny’s; deadstock copper latch bracelet with holes (gift from Jeff—what a friend).
Photos by Israel Putnam.

But first: iPhone cases that don’t suck

So, everyone has an iPhone, right?
Well, you need to protect it, so you might as well dress it with style.
I’m a guy who likes to have unnecessary multiples of practical things. You know, like multiple iPhone cases. One is just fine, but it’s fun to have another! This obsession or desire could also be the same condition that most women face regarding handbags, eye makeup, high heels and anything else that women buy…
(See also, my collection of totes of varying handle lengths, multi-colored watch straps, various shoe lace colors, different colors of Field Notes, the list goes on…) #hoarders.
Why own one, when you can own two? GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL. Here are our picks for the best cases of the season.
First batch: Wallet + iPhone case.
Pros: Everything all together, convenient, less to carry. You can watch it age and brag about how much it’s changed since you bought it. Cool, cool.
Cons: You get mugged or you lose it, you’re done-zo.


Second batch: Obviously, the fun ones.
Pros: Hello, everyone needs a Marauder’s Map.
Cons: Nothing. You win—you just win.