I mean sure, Ralph Lauren and Anthony Bourdain can get away with wearing cowboy boots but unless you literally ride a horse vocationally, pause. Chelsea boots are like cowboy boots for all other dudes. I also dated this girl named Chelsea and her mom always kept tons of mini Butterfingers in the house. It didn’t work out but at least I didn’t get adult onset diabetes.
From SM, “A little equestrian, a little mod — one of our all-time favorite boots, with a history that goes all the way back to the 1800s. Endlessly practical, with a clean, perfect silhouette. Bench-made in England using a Goodyear storm welt, and over two hundred operations.”
Give them a look at Sid Mashburn.
You could throw 90$ at another pair of sweatpants but remember, you can talk up the the bonded felt with thin neoprene backing and the contouring from knee down that lends to a modern silhouette with your dudes but the ladies will still see you as a guy in sweatpants.
Waste that 90$ well on a pocket square and strike up a conversation by pointing out the vintage style circus performers spilling out of your jacket pocket. If she seems interested, tell her how you always make the move over to a 70% wool and 30% silk square during this time of the year to fully represent the autumnal season.
(Editors note: she will not seem interested)
Drake’s now at Unionmade.
When shit (and by shit, I’m referring to meteorological conditions) gets cold you need to be insulated with a layer of thermal wadding. This Harrison quilted shirt from Penfield has all the trappings you can expect from a shirt built for braving the elements like a contrasting button down collar (keep the wind from popping your collar without permission), sleeve pocket (store matches or possibly some loose beef jerky) and hem inserts made from cotton corduroy (corduroy is like fur but not really as warm or furry).
And besides, a diamond quilted finish traps in the heat, or so they say. Honestly, when it’s cold as a witch’s titty (my pop’s favorite way to describe a hypothermal climate), I doubt the diamond pattern’s gonna offer much solace by way of keeping you toasty but what the hell do I know. Maybe it’s made with magic (made with magic is the new sourced in Japan + made in America).
Classing up Carhartt means a slim fit and meticulous features that appeals to any guy who enjoys an unconventional take on quintessential Americana with a French finish. And while workwear might mean something different in France than it does here in the states, that’s ok as I’m probably not doing too much heavy lifting in a shirt that costs 139$ anyway.
From End, “AW13 sees the final incarnation of what has been one of our favourite collaborations of all time, with French fashion icons A.P.C. and American workwear legends coming together for their last A.P.C. x Carhartt collection, and what a collection to go out on. A partnership that has successfully managed to focus on a genuine mutual appreciation from both parties, creating considered designs and top quality pieces while maintaining a light-hearted sense of playfulness. This is everything that a good collaboration should be and one that we are sad to see the last of.”
Scout the full inventory at End.
Every man needs a shawl for fall. And while you can opt for the classic navy, there are an assortment of options ranging in color and cost. Take a look at the Assemblage below to find one you can call your own. Click out on the titles for further details and purchase info.
The General Knot gents are back in action with a great autumn collaboration with Greenwich Vintage featuring two ties made from contrasting desert camouflage print and safety orange flannel. As always, GK’s neckwear integrate exemplary materials with a nod toward the nonchalant, making them increasingly accessible to everyman.
From GK’s founder, Andrew, “We first met the guys from Greenwich Vintage Co. a year ago while showing at Ball & Buck’s American Field in Boston. Good times ensued, friendships were born, and collaborations were created. These fun and unique pieces of neckwear are the first of our collaborative efforts (a subtle hint that there are more to come).”
Make your way over to General Knot for more details.