Summertime is time for colorful ass trousers. Your boy Sid’s got what you need, so hit him up to grab those popsicle pants (i.e. cool and colorful). *Editors note: Never, ever call them popsicle pants.
All on Sid Mashburn.
We all know Tellason makes high quality jeans but these capable selvedge chore-coats are making me wish it were winter. Well, maybe autumn. I suppose I could just get one now and turn the A.C. down really low.
From Woodlands, “The chore-coat is a quintessential necessity for any man looking for a dependable, and rugged workaday garment. It’s an American classic, built to be the work-horse of your closet. The Coverall jacket is an updated classic from the upstanding gentlemen at Tellason. We think it’s one of the very finest chore-styled coats on the market today. Various pockets of all shapes and sizes, selvedge ID detailing all throughout, and 100% made in the USA of 12.5 oz cone mills white oak selvedge denim.”
Jacket up at Woodlands.
I know, I know, a post on Persol isn’t the most cutting edge on the sunglasses spectrum. But what good would it be to tip you off to some other eyewear when these babies exist? Why do anything but remind you of the best available?
Certainly choosing a pair of sunglasses is about about face frame fit (your face + right frame = good fit) but I hear kind words from the crowd about my pair damn near every time I wear them. I’m sure I’ll recommend other optical options in the near future, as it never hurts to have eyewear alternatives, but don’t say I never told you about Persol.
Give them a look at Need Supply.
You might recall Old Bull Lee’s patterned shorts that combined Italian sourced fabrics constructed here in the U.S. This year, Lee seems to have some new tricks up his sleeve with Japanese twill solid short offerings.
After getting my hands on the new variations I can tell you that these heavy hitters have a relaxed fit that give a man a laid back look with plenty of crotch and thigh room to boot. The Japanese twill is both thick and soft, promising to give you more than one summer’s worth of wear. Thanks to Lee, a lucky reader will get to own a pair at no cost. Simply leave a comment on this post to enter. Entries must be in by Sunday, May 5th at midnight for a chance to win. I’ll announce the winner via Twitter the following Monday morning.
Take a look at the up close and personal images below and find them for purchase at OBL.
Special thanks to Old Bull Lee for providing the product for the giveaway. Shorts to be given away are based on style, size and availability and are at the discretion of Old Bull Lee, Inc.
The good gents over at Makr just released the pre-order (shipping in May) for their sketchbook project. Trust me, if anyone knows anything about sketchbooks, it’s Jason Gregory. My man has filled thousands with innovative design details.
Get in line at Makr.
As Jim Harrison says, “If you eat badly, you are probably living badly.” Or to follow the advice of another sage, Anthony Bourdain, “cook free or die.” Either way, you’re going to need to protect your attire with an apron. As I’ve said before with plenty of other menswear enthusiasts, I’m also a gourmand who secretly wants to be a chef de cuisine. And while my cooking skills are that of a mere novice, I get much life from both preparing and eating meaningful meals with friends and family.
If you or your special lady friend are also in the armchair chef camp, take note that my good friend Gabi from Honest Fare just launched her Apron Collection and after seeing samples throughout the design process, I can’t wait to finally get my hands on one.
From Honest Fare, “I added the Honest Fare Apron Collection Shop to the blog in April 2013. I was inspired to design this line of aprons for one simple reason: I basically live in aprons and I can’t seem to find the perfect one. Between this blog and the food truck I co-own, I’m in an apron every day. And I’m not complaining because I’ve always loved aprons and have assumed a pretty large collection of them over the years. Many of my favorites passed down from my grandmother that tell stories through stains of eras I’ve never lived. But, the simple fact is that there’s no sense in getting all romantic about your apron if you have to wear it every day and 90% of the time it’s splattered with ingredients. So I can’t be bothered with the antique delicate ones I love. Those are in the closet and hanging decoratively from hooks in my home kitchen. I tried wearing a more professional style apron, but those get kind of boring and are too masculine for my taste anyway. For a while there I even tried wearing oversized button-down shirts from thrift stores because they were comfy, but the long sleeves were always an issue. Then I finally just said to hell with it and made my own aprons that were stylish and practical.”
Give them a look at Honest Fare and then peruse her many toothsome recipes to make something delicious to eat.
Nobody does affordable accessories like The Knottery. And sure, my spell check wants to change their brand name to The Knotty or The Knottier but I make it a point in life never to trust my spell check for where to buy menswear.
Apparently theknottier.com domain is taken by a minister looking to officiate your wedding who markets himself as “The Knot Tyer” but theknotty.com is all up for grabs. But if you’re looking for menswear, get over to The Knottery to give a look at all the new arrivals.