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Junya Watanabe MAN Collection

February 10, 2015

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I’m a straight sucker for multicolored blues + patchwork + oddly placed pockets. Blue’s pretty much the only color in my wardrobe. When people ask me what my favorite color is, I always reply, “Marge Simpson hair blue,” ’cause fuck cerulean. I’ve never gone so far as to wear blue contacts, seeing how I have green eyes, but it would probably match up my whole personal brand. During undergrad, I once painted my room in the fraternity house a lighter color of blue and pretty much got made fun of everyday for it. I mean, it was called “Gunmetal Blue,” so you’d think it’d be fucking awesome but it somehow dried much lighter than I thought so it looked like I was preparing to keep an infant babe in there. I still get nervous anytime I have to go buy paint.

See the full Junya Watanabe MAN collection at End.

– DJS

Engineered Garments | French Twill Beret

February 8, 2015

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Oh, you don’t do berets? Tell that to Ernest Hemingway, haha. Oh you “can’t, ’cause he’s dead,” huh?

Fine. Well, then, try explaining yourself to Max Fischer. Oh, he’s a “fictional character,” huh?

Well, Che Guevara looks badass in a beret, right? Oh yeah, he was executed, right. But it probably didn’t have anything to do with him wearing a beret, right?

Wait, how about G.I. Joe’s Flint? Damn, that’s a cartoon character. But come on, he was pretty cool, some of the time. Oh, you liked Cobra better? Well, fuck, everyone did.

Wait, got it, Picasso! Wait, dead too, shit! Well, that guy sure could paint, right? Oh, you’re not into Cubism.

Fine.

I don’t know why I even try with you.

Whatever, Engineered Garments French Twill Berets are at Context if you change your mind.

– DJS

Denim Jacket | Assemblage

February 5, 2015

Don’t get stuck in thinking you can’t wear a denim jacket this time of year. Denim jackets come in all shapes, sizes and thickness and can be both fetching and functional, regardless of the forecast. On frigid days, use them to stave off the cold as a layer below a thicker coat. You’ll also get plenty of bang for your buck as spring shows itself and you still need some warmth without the bulk. Couple that with the wide range of denim jacket designs and you’ve got yourself one of the most versatile pieces of attire in your closet.

If you’re in the market for a denim jacket, take a look through the Assemblage below to find one you can call your own. Click out on the titles for price and purchase info.

Rogue Territory

RT

A.P.C.

A.P.C.

LVC

LVC

AMI

AMI

Tellason

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Cheap Monday

Cheap Monday

The Hill-Side

THS

Raleigh Denim

RD

Billy Reid

BR

OrSlow

O

Scotch & Soda

SS

Ginew

Ginew

 – DJS

Filson Watches | Preorder

February 4, 2015

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Look, this isn’t Hodinkee or anything, so I’m not going to be able to walk you through the ins and outs of these new Filson watches. All I can say is they look pretty dope and if you’re looking to spend under a grand on a watch, these could be in your wheelhouse. So basically, if you’re a Filson fan and want your wrist to match up with your tan briefcase, then good news! If not, that’s cool. Just don’t buy the Apple watch. It looks like shit.

“Filson chose Shinola to make our watches because where things are built matters. Where we work defines what we make, and what we make is better for it. Our place in the Pacific Northwest inspires the best in us and our environment, like our culture, demands superior products. Shinola shares the same bond with Detroit—no other town knows more about building machines. Only Shinola can build American watches that deliver on our uncompromising standards.”

Presale is on at Filson.

– DJS

Tom Brady | Paragon

February 2, 2015


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We can all learn a thing or two from the now four time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady. Say what you will about his often varying hair styles or supposedly deflated footballs, but when it comes to clothing, time and time again Tom Brady is the best dressed man in all of football.

The guy rocks the suit and tie on the plane while other players are in sweats (as seen above). Simply put, Brady dresses like a man. And whether you are a Colts, Packers, Giants or Seahawks fan, you have to respect that.

So what can we learn from Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.? Regardless of your profession, a coat and tie classes up both you and your vocation. You might not always look the best on the field but you can still look the best off the field. Don’t live off past success. When you stay hungry, you get fed.

– DJS

Quoddy | Wabanaki Chukka

February 1, 2015

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The only thing I like more than crepe soles on a chukka is when they’re unlined. Couple those features with the olive backstay and you’ve got yourself a winner with these Quoddy Wabanaki. Double bonus that they’re in Tobacco and/or Navy Chamois. Luxe chukkas made from a goat-antelope species native to mountains in Europe trump pretty much anything else you can wear on your feet.

More details over at Leffot.

– DJS

Oak Street Bootmakers | Hunt Boot Sale

January 27, 2015

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OSB’s Hunt Boot’s are currently 30% off, so if you’re looking for some choice winter weather shit kickers, now’s your chance. I’ve owned the Navy Camp Boots for some years now and can attest to their quality and durability.

Head over to Oak St. Bootmakers for more details.

– DJS

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