midweSTYLE: Aztec RL

January 2, 2012
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.

Photos by Jarred Donalson.

Friday Wrap-Up: End of the Year

December 29, 2011

http://manupchicago.com/thom-browne-bag-dewars-notre-dame-chicago/

It was Alan Flusser who pointed out, a whole generation of men in the ’70s stopped getting dressed, so they didn’t teach their children how to get dressed. More and more people have found, “Oh, I can go read about this stuff.”

Read More http://www.gq.com/style/profiles/201112/menswear-street-style-oral-history#ixzz1hwt1xP82

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Thrifty Thursday: Stolen motorcycle jacket

December 29, 2011
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

December 26, 2011

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

December 9, 2011
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.
Clockwise: Natural leather iPhone wallet by Kenton Sorenson; “Madison” iPhone wallet in cognac with green stripes by Landmarks & Lions; “Little Black Book” iPhone case by Pad & Quill; “Book Book” for iPhone by Twelve South.


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




From top left: Harry Potter “Marauder’s Map” iPhone case by Warner Bros; “Canal Street” iPhone case by Jack Spade; “Ping Pong” textured iPhone case by inCase (on Gilt!); rubber camouflage iPhone case from J.Crew; “Pantone” iPhone case by Pantone; silicone cassette tape from Amazon; basket weave iPhone case by Chilewich; cork iPhone case by Case Mate; old-school calculator iphone case from Perpetual Kid.


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