HAVE: camel hair sportcoat

February 6, 2011
I’m not tired of winter, just tired of wearing so many dark colors. So a little life was brought to my outfit today. 100% Camel Hair Sportcoat, son. 
“Jones Store” camel hair sport coat size 38L ($8) , American Apparel Small Oxford ($58),
Kenneth Stevens thrifted tie ($1)

Poor tie job, I know. Rocking this with some 14oz Karabo Baldwins and some blue suede bucks.

spring 2011 (pictured) fall 2010 brick bottom bucks (similar) $50

The camel hair breaks up the monochromatic look of blue shoes, blue jeans, blue shirt, and blue tie. No socks, of course. It’s not THAT cold. Happy Sunday, gentlemen.

The greatest lyricist of our time

February 4, 2011


Would Dylan have been considered to have good sartorial style at the time this photo (by Richard Avedon) was taken, or is this just another sign that we’re all into classic style now? On a related note, is “classic” ever out of style? Today, the answer’s no. But what was the answer in the ’80s?

WANT: canoe wood watch

February 4, 2011

I have an affinity for unusual wooden accessories, whether it be iPhone skins or eyeglasses. However with my birthday approaching today, a wooden watch would be a nice touch.

canoe: wood watch for $75. also available in black

Nothing like the great outdoors strapped to your wrist for a little Midwestern flair. It’s just enough to let other people know that you might care about the outdoors without tree hugging. Made in Canada too, eh.

The Perfect Sweatshirt

February 3, 2011

I love sweatshirts. You love sweatshirts. Why? Because they’re comfortable. Unfortunately, they also seem to be synonymous with a goofy, baggy, I-just-got-out-of-bed feel that no one really likes. However, a classic crewneck can be a staple, even the staple, in a well-rounded fall/winter wardrobe. The best include:

Reigning Champ Recycled Fleece Crewneck – considered by many to be the Cadillac of sweatshirts. And since I own one, I’ll go ahead and agree. Handcrafted in Canada (probably the best thing to come out of that country, save Steve Nash). There are a few left at Haven.
Universal Works Heskin Sweatshirt – UW is a British outfitter who focuses on producing clean lined, honest menswear. The Heskin is a testament to their mission. The olive version is pictured above, but it’s also available in red, royal, and a few other colors. The highlight of the Heskin is the contrast pigment-saturated elbow patches (not seen above). Oi Polloi still has some stock.
Alternative Apparel Eco Fleece Raglan – I love these guys because A) They’re environmentally responsible and B) They’re economically priced. You can get your own for 40 bones. Clean, classic, and understated – these things rule. Variety of colors available at Unionmade.

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