form•function•form is back with some new wallet action. Take note of the two minimal/quick access versions along with the latest pen on person clip option.
Make your way over to fff to scout all the new inventory.
Son of a bitch! I need this Blazer Cardigan from Gant Rugger but my size is sold out. Maybe I’ll eat like a champ and get on up to XXL as that shit is always available.
If you are extremely thin or a fat ass, head over to Gant to live my dreams.
The gents from Paul Evans sent over a pair of their cap-toed Cagney for me to try out and after wearing them out and about the past few weeks, I’m impressed. Often shoes can look good in the store but not wear well on the street and Paul Evans foots both bills. With the Goodyear Welt and design details, one might mistake this fine footwear for a pair of Allen Edmonds, yet the slimmed down European toe reveal a more updated and youthful shoe that can do business at the office while remaining capable after hours.
From their founder, Evan Fript, “I had trouble finding shoes I was really in love with at a price I thought was appropriate. Having spent time in Europe, I was envious that Europeans had many different options to suit each individual’s sense of style. I wanted to bring a similar edginess in style, color and cut to our side of the pond. After endless Google searches and conversations with industry contacts, I realized my vision was attainable. We plan to initially operate exclusively online, catering to the growing number of internet shoppers by offering free shipping, free returns and excellent customer service. By sourcing our own suppliers and avoiding the costs associated with traditional retail, we can deliver high quality dress shoes with an unmatched mix of crafts-manship, material quality and style at a more attractive price point.”
You’d be hard pressed to find footwear that offer such quality and construction at a more affordable price. Take a look at the up close images below and head over to Paul Evans for pricing and purchase info.
Say what you want about John Mayer’s music, he’s got one hell of a watch collection.
The Gap + GQ Best New Designers Collection just hit this morning and needless to say there are some great affordable pieces throughout. Certainly Baldwin’s items are the clear winner with Bespoken not that far behind.
If you want to get in on the action, make your way over to Gap but move quickly as I’m sure most of the good gear in standard sizes will do the same.
Truth be told, I want to be a hat guy more than I am a hat guy. This day and age the hat may be the one of most difficult items to wear well in the wide world of menswear. Images of Indiana Jones and Ernest Hemingway run through my mind as I imagine sporting a tasteful hat but pulling off headwear can be a tall order. If you’re pondering parading around town with head covering, just make sure it’s of the sophisticated variety like this one from CAMO.
From Need Supply, “Fashion-forward CAMO, a project by Stefano Ughetti, is based in Biella, a town in the Piemonte region of Northern Italy. The brand’s purpose is not to dress people, but rather people in touch with what they wear. The pieces are comfortable and versatile, sourced locally in Italy, and easily incorporated in unisex styling.”
Make your way over to Need Supply for more images and details.
Look, I love Mr. Porter. In the wide world of online storehouses, they are invariably a one stop shop for any and all menswear related needs. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep your wits about you when you peruse their virtual sale racks. Even your favorite brands swing and miss every once in awhile and at times some of those eyesores find their way on Mr. Porter. Here’s a few items to stay the hell away from.
If you’re looking for shoes to wear to wait tables at P.F. Changs, these will totally fit right in but maybe you can find some that are a little cheaper than 565$. I think DSW has some super similar by Kenneth Cole’s diffusion brand, Reaction.
Wanna look like you gained 30 lbs of pure fat? Great, it will only cost you 1495$ with this sweater that Mr. Porter claims is “stylish and functional.” You can’t see it well from this image but it also has zippers at the shoulders. That way you can unzip and get out of it quickly when you really need to masturbate, because there’s no way any other living being will please you sexually when wearing this monstrosity. I know what you’re thinking, “Does it come in white for my Michelin Man halloween costume?”
Easy play here with the banana hammock but Mr. Porter suggests that you should buy these to “maintain immaculate tan lines.” Even if you do have the fit body like the poor bastard forced to wear these for the photo shoot, I promise you that any other swim trunk on the Mr. Porter site will look better on you. And if you’re worried about your upper thigh tan lines, your parents failed you.
Sneakers? Good. Flower-print? Still good. Velcro monk strap moon boots? Uh, no thanks. Can you really envision meeting someone who is wearing these wild pieces of shit? Dude would have to have a vast collection of anime porn and a cat named Dr. Wiggles. Oh, and did I mention they cost 695$? If one pair of these sell, Raf Simons is some sort of criminal genius.
Been looking for an iPad sleeve to let everyone at Starbucks know you’re a pretentious jackass and also into S&M? Look no further.
Is Ed Hardy’s last name Amies and this his first try at a blazer? I mean, shit… why have all those odd graphics all over your jacket? It looks like a jacket the lead singer of Cold Play would love. That’s right, I don’t know what that dude from Cold Play’s name is and I’m not going to look it up to put into this post. I don’t have to know his name to know he’d be into this travesty.
Whoa, Abercrombie & Fitch blast from the past, circa 1998. I was able to sneak a whole 6-pack of Natural Light in a theater wearing those baggy ass shorts. Now that’s what cargo pockets are for, son! Actually it’s not really a great memory, as the movie was Fight Club, a pretty damn confusing film to figure out 6 beers in and having to get up to go to the bathroom 4 separate times. Once you break the seal…
Mr. Porter claims, “Nothing gives off confident attitude quite like a pair of black leather trousers,” but need I remind you of the Friends episode with Ross and the leather pants? Wouldn’t the crotch and ass sweat make these literally impossible to wear, even in winter? Honestly, I’ve never even tried on a pair of leather pants but if anyone out there reading this has a pair, please drop a comment on how the hell you could do anything in a pair other than be a member of Mötley Crüe.
I got nothing against this bracelet other than it costing 675$. I mean, it looks like your sister’s neon hair-tie. Think about what would go through the mind of someone considering purchasing this bracelet. Even if you literally had a billion dollars, wouldn’t you still look at this and still say, “Nah, too expensive for that shit.”