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?
|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.
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:
Okay, I promise no more snow poems. For a while, at least. But indulge me with this last one, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “The Snow Storm”:
- “Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
- Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields,
- Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air
- Hides hills and woods, the river and the heaven,
- And veils the farm-house at the garden’s end.
- The sled and traveller stopped, the courier’s feet
- Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit
- Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed
- In a tumultuous privacy of Storm.”
I’ve never even heard of Pen West: a division of Pendleton before and the internets had nothing to say either. Anybody find anything? This tie will look dope with a pair of rolled chinos, a button down and some saddle shoes.