Few things are more advantageous than exceptional neckwear. A great tie makes a bad shirt better, a sad man somehow satisfied and a drunk man seem sober. There is a reason we wear them to job interviews, courtrooms and all times we are looking to impress. And while I like to use the tie as a bit of a rakish statement piece, everyone needs a classic. For that, nothing trumps navy and for the element of the dandy, I like to wink and nod with a grenadine. The textured patterns, for which the grenadine gets its namesake, do just enough eye-catching without losing its elegance. Somewhere in this tie’s pattern is a lesson for us all.
From Arcuri, “We do not share the world’s mad obsession for quantity; rather, we give preference to a small and limited number of products, allowing us to strictly monitor the creation of each and every one of our ties. Everything we do revolves around the virtues of artisanship, quality, exclusivity and measure, which have nowadays become more or less extinct.”
There are ties and there are ties and this one is indeed the latter. Make your way over to Linkson Jack to scout it out along with a wealth of other accompanying accessories.
You know what’s really menswear? Print pants. The more ornate print, the better. You’re gonna want your pants to look like you’re trying to stay camouflaged in a fucking fabric store.
You know what’s really, really menswear right now? Elastic waist with drawstring. Belts are for idiots. Plus you got to tuck your shirt in to show peeps that you are so on point when choosing the size of your elastic waist action that you don’t even have to tie that shit and just let the drawstring dangle.
You know what’s menswear maximum at this moment? Drop crotch, which I call “dump crotch” since it looks like you’ve taken a shat, thus lowering the crotcherly area of your trousers. Keep ‘em guessing on why you need a little more room down there for penis size, a possible rash or adult diapers.
You know what’s extremely menswear at this very second? Elastic cuff. The tighter the better. I mean, we don’t want to go back to tight-rolling our shit, do we? I need my pants to look exactly like sweatpants without actually being sweatpants.
Take a further look at the varying options at Atrium.
Anyone else notice that Keanu Reeves new Ronin 47 movie looks just like the Matrix but instead of him playing an emo-internet-warrior he plays an chubby-caucasian-samurai? How many damn times do you need to save the world, Keanu? Neo saves us from robots, Ted “Theodore” Logan saves us from a future dystopian society, John Constantine from Satan, Special Agent John ‘Johnny’ Utah from Patrick Swayze. Just like Keanu only makes shitbag deluxe movies, The Hill-Side only makes awesome ties. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post in which I loosely tie Paul Walker’s death to loopback sweaters on Mr. Porter.
From NS, “The fabric design is a unique construction that the Hill-Side developed with Colimbo’s Japan factory that mimics the piping of the vintage Brown’s Beach jackets that originated at the turn of the century in Worcester, MA. Wool and cotton blend beach cloth neck tie with taped edges. 52% Cotton, 38% Wool, 10% Polyester. Made in Japan.”
At Need Supply.
ESPN is reporting that LeBron isn’t happy with the latest version of his self-titled sneaker monstrosity and is not willing to wear them during games. Well, I can’t blame him for not wanting to be seen in public wearing these hot pieces of shit. Who wants to wear a dumpster fire on their feet? They look like Optimus Prime had shoe sex with Bansky’s grandmother and spawned these wretched devil boots which apparently hurt your feet when trying to use them for their original intent.
Head on over to Nike for more looks you sadomasochistic bastard.
Danish designer with a name I can’t pronounce teaming with Americana blanket champions collaborating on whale patterns incongruously entitled, “SeaWolf.” Boom! Cue Vizzini from The Princess Bride shouting, “inconceivable!”
Word on the street is if you buy all three pieces and wear them together you turn into some Voltron Whale/Wolf who gets to defend the galaxy against a resurrected Lotor, now ruling planet Drule after a military coup d’état.
I forgot to tell you that you had to grow up in the 80′s and have spent your childhood unsupervised watching television for any of this to not be seemingly senseless shit. Alienating readers is what I do best. Just like what Voltron does best is rescuing Princess Allura from the evil Haggar just in time to stop the Fleet of Doom from destroying the Alliance and overtaking the universe!
From Need Supply, “Han Kjobenhavn is made of all the ingredients that form the fundamentals of Danish design: simple, but innovative. This collaboration between Copenhagen-based Han Kjobenhavn and American brand Pendleton marries that Danish inspiration and design with an American heritage aesthetic using fabrics created expressly for this collection. As one of the few US retailers of the first-ever collab between these two innovative companies, we proudly present Han Kjobenhavn x Pendleton.”
All available at Need Supply.
Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over and you’re totally out of $, here is a freaking steal that you should just skip buying groceries for and snatch up on the fly. Baldwin’s White Out Henley is still marked down to $45.50.
Don’t be a fool to think you shouldn’t wear white denim year round and miss out on a pair of great jeans for a song. I purchased a pair a few months back and have been grateful I did. Don’t want to wear winter white? Fine. Cop ‘em now and have them ready and waiting this spring. As I type, virtually every size is still available.
Head over to Baldwin for more details.