If you’re in the market for a new watch and want to go all in on an timeless timepiece, form•function•form has just added the Button-Stud Premium to their wristwear options. Currently offering a range of Rolex and Omega, form•function•form has just kept you from
putting money into your retirement fund this year eating. I can personally attest to the quality and authenticity of the wristwatches, as Shawn sources from the same local dealer from which I purchased my own Submariner.
From form•function•form, ”We’ve always said a button-stud watchband looks as good on a Rolex as it does a Timex; so here they are (as well as an occasional other fine timepiece that catches our eye and pairs well with a button-stud band). We’re working with a trusted local source to provide a selection of premium preowned (and occasionally completely unworn) watches that pair well with select form•function•form button-stud watchbands. We photograph the watches on the button-stud band, but will ship with the manufacturer band installed, and include the button-stud band(s) as described (as well as offering you options should a particular watch work with different bands).”
Head over to FFF for more information.
Not your first rodeo with the quilted blazer. Of course not you savvy bastard, you. This one from Aspesi is called the “Bob Dry” and I’m fairly sure that Robert “Bob” Aspesi was really tired of getting caught out in the elements, thus created a quilted coat blazer bearing his moniker.
Epithet’s aside, just don’t tell your grandmother to get it for you at Christmas, as she’ll quilt you one instead and when you try to tell her you wanted the Bob Dry, she’ll just tell you jacket’s don’t have people names.
Jump over to Rooney for more photos and info.
If you’re new to Barena, think of them as if Brunello Cucinelli menswear mated with Billy Reid. Also keep in mind I just make shit up most of the time and that that’s a terrible way to describe Barena. In Barena’s own words, “Many of the garments in the collection are the reinterpretation of unique pieces found in museums, antique markets or books that portray old images.” Now that’s great, as you can now stop wasting time on the image dumping ground known as Tumblr or visiting museums and just live that shit by wearing their “Neto” sweater.
Full disclosure: I don’t know if “neto” is Italian for net or neck or toggle shawl collar but it sounds pretty cool, so just pronounce it with an Italian accent so everybody knows that it was made in Italy. You can then memorize other cool sounding details from Barena’s “About Us” page and tell your friends that the name Barena is from the Venetian term baro, derived from the Celtic barre, to indicate the territory in the Venetian lagoon between land and water. In ancient times, the people who lived in these areas used to practice very naturally, at the same time, agriculture, hunting and fishing, wearing versatile and functional clothing, thus unconsciously creating a unique and distinctive style that can be defined, “lagunare.”
At that point if they’re still listening, you are clearly hallucinating and speaking with an imaginary friend. Stop doing so many drugs and rambling about the origins of your clothes.
Find the sweater at Indigo & Cotton.
If you’re like me, you love rugs so much you want to wear them as shirts. In the past, the only viable rug/shirt option was the Clint Eastwoodie poncho but I’ve never wanted to sacrifice any of my rugs to based god. Problem solved now thanks to Pendleton with their “Government Camp Shirt.”
I’m not an insurrectionist or anything but that’s a shitty name. You can just tell people it’s called the Lebowski, as it really ties your kit together.
Find it at Stag.
Someone’s got to tell George to stop fucking making all this highly covetable footwear. I mean, I got kids to feed.
From OSB, “Natural Roughout Chromexcel®, or Marine Field Shoe as it is tagged in the Horween® factory, was developed for Marine Field boots for Wold War II. The leather is Horween’s Natural Chromexcel, but is designed to be used rough side out, so special attention is given to create a particularly durable and level knap. Left unlined, the interior of the boots is the same, Natural CXL that we use on our Natural Trench Boots, providing a smooth contact with the foot. This particularly smooth interior was designed so that sand could easily be removed when soldiers would up-end their boots in the desert fields of North Africa – greatly reducing blisters and increasing comfort. Crafted with the Dainite outsoles and heels. Provide comfort and grip for all weather conditions while not attracting or storing dirt. Soles are easily wiped clean. Maintain timeless styling and are as practical today as they were when introduced in 1894. ”
Get over to Oak St. Bootmakers for more photos and purchase info.
One of my favorite ways to herald the changing of the season is to change the the coloration and material of my ties. Fall and winter call for darker hues of deep burgundy, navy and grey and fat plaid patterns that look like they were taken from a grandpa’s flannel shirt. The new Hill-Side/Sunny Sports collaboration is the perfect example for those who are looking to autumnize their tie kit.
From Hickoree’s, “From Sunny Sports: “Sunny Sports was established in 2004 in Tokyo to create garments inspired by the culture of the American West Coast. Relaxed and easy going freestyle clothing, strongly focusing on the concept of a playful & basic style that you can wear for years. Sunny Sports is a member of the ‘Keep Clean Beach Foundation’ in Japan and we donate a portion of sales to their fund. 80% wool / 20% polyester, non-selvedge, finished ends. Fabric origin: Japan Unlined and features The Hill-Side’s twill tape label and Sunny Sports’ “American Life Clothing” woven label with The Hill-Side label and loop trims constructed from USA-sourced natural cotton twill tape. Measuring 7″ long x 2″ at wide end. Made in USA (New York City).
To make the shift yourself, look no further than these new arrivals over at Hickoree’s.