If you weren’t privy to the controversial post on the rigid J.Crew chinos over at ACL yesterday, give it a go for some humorous reading in the comments section from dudes who take trousers way too seriously. For what it’s worth, here are the RRL Officers Chino angrily referenced by every other commentator. Actually, it was kind of nice to see the comments section being blown up again by assholes and aficionados. Reminds me of old times from back in the day in the blogosphere.
This Beams Plus Suede Trucker Jacket is loaded with high specialization like chrome tanned goat leather. Pretty much any chrome tanned small livestock animal ranks just right below whiskey shell cordovan in hides, which is pretty stinking high on the animal epidermis list. And having a type I trucker is like having type I diabetes, in that people will know you’ve been on the trucker jacket game since childhood and not some type II adult-onset trucker fucker.
From End, “An updated version of a classic silhouette, Beams Plus have reworked the classic trucker jacket as part of their AW14 collection. Constructed from chrome tanned goat leather with a suede exterior and nappa lining designed to age and patina perfectly with wear, it is cut in a classic cropped silhouette and features a variety of authentic detailing. Keeping to the instantly recognisable detailing of this traditional design, it has two chest pockets, a panelled chest and an adjustable hem.”
East Dane’s Friends and Family Sale is up and running and while you may not be a friend or family member to a damn soul from the ED crew, you can still take advantage of the site wide price drop. Great time to stock up on staples that never go on sale individually or splurge on that big-ticket item you’ve talked yourself out of too many times. Just enter discount code “FAMILY25″ at checkout and get 25% off storewide between October 14th-18th. Take a look at a few of my favorite pieces in the Assemblage below and click out on the images for further details and purchase info.
Nigel Cabourn and Filson teamed up to solve all your outerwear problems with this cape jacket. I’m not really sure how the “cape” comes into play other than just in the name but it does add a certain gravitas and you and I both know that outerwear is nothing without gravitas. Well, nothing except an item to protect you from the elements, which is kind of the whole purpose of the damn thing. I mean, staying warm and dry is super important and all, but I’d still prefer mine with the addition of gravitas if given the option.
Hit up Context for jacket purchase possibilities.
This parka from Battenwear is particularly nifty because it has one giant kangaroo pouch smack dab in the middle of your stomach. No better way to hide your F/W paunch than to wear a popover parka with a titanic pocket you can jam full of everyday carry so when you go home for Thanksgiving and your mom again asks if you’ve gained weight from eating all the Halloween candy instead of handing out to the trick-o-treaters you can be all like, “Nah maw, it’s just all the gear in my oversized parka pocket!”
She’ll then, of course, make a comment about your face looking fatter with a beard and then ask you to take your “coat” off and make yourself comfortable but let’s be honest, you’ve not been comfortable there in damn near twelve years since you don’t have a bedroom to retreat to and taking off your Scout Anorak Parka wouldn’t help one shitty little bit and she knows it. It’s no wonder you eat your emotions and all the Halloween candy.
I really like Need Supply’s new North by North Lookbook because,
#1. It’s full of exceptional clothing that I want to own.
#2. The model has a resemblance to my friend from high school, named Dick. To be honest, I’ve not spoken to Dick since high school but way back when he was pretty easy to get along with. He smoked a lot of weed and dated this older lady who was damn fine plus she was rich and let us all hang out at her place, which always had a ton of Doritos no matter how many times we showed up to eat them all. Her residence was like an endless potato chip buffet. Also, everybody called his dad “Cannonball,” including Dick. That’s right, Dick, endearingly, referred to his own father as Cannonball. The moniker’s origins was under much speculation but supposedly the name was given because he was known for chewing massive wads of tobacco and drinking an abundance of cheap beer at the same damn time, without ever spitting. I’ve not checked any actuarial tables but I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet Cannonball died from stomach cancer many moons ago. We just took a dark turn that I’m not gonna be able to pull out of until tomorrow’s post.
See the full lookbook at Need Supply.
Pardon the interruption from my typical tongue-in-cheek tone but when talking ties as elegant as these wool wonders from Drake’s, we should elevate the aura around this place. As I’ve said before, one of the great ironies of my adult life is making my home in Florida and my favorite season being autumn. Having spent my entire youth in Tennessee, I’ve always been drawn to fall foliage, crisp autumn air and more than anything else, the rich tones and textures that come with autumnal attire.
And while I’ve learned to go light on the layering here in a tropical climate, I’ve grown in my ability to shift from summertime shades to fall fabrics and hues in moderate yet meaningful ways. One of those is with the wool tie, which can signify seasonal change without going fully into thick textiles. And if you’re in the market to buy a tie, never a bad idea to go with Drake’s of London.