Monday, April 4, 2011 5:58PM - By Meieli Detoni
Our usual Oak browsing resulted in a nice cheap-o pair of sunglasses for the man who wrecks everything. I have a couple pairs of sunglasses with sprung pins, but my problem is more with leaving glasses in my bag with my keys and all the extra stuff… and then finding my sunglasses have been scratched or damaged. If I pay $18 for a pair, though, I won’t mind as much. Oak has several cheap pairs on their “New Arrivals” page to suit lots of tastes–check out the “Castro,” also $18!
Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:28PM - By Meieli Detoni
Summer tweed? Don’t mind if we do. While summer’s a delight (especially when you’re bogged down all winter in white stuff), some of us find it hard to look sophisticated when there are few elements in play. Gone are the interest-grabbing layers, the attention-getting coats, the sweaters, and the heavy leather shoes. Things are lighter, and everything counts for much more, style-wise. That’s where this Ts(s) summerweight tweed jacket comes in, to save the day for those of us who want a break from maddeningly-wrinkled linen.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 8:49AM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Direct from S.E.H Kelly, their first garment of the year is a lovely, three-button unstructured blazer with drop shoulder. Ideal for spring and summer, the lightweight slate grey blazer is made from 11-wale horizontal needle-cord, which is 100% cotton for extra (extra!) comfort.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:14PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
The blazer-t-shirt-jeans trio is mostly always a winner when putting together a quick and easy outfit. Now if that blazer happens to be from Dolce & Gabanna, well now you’ve kicked it up a few style notches. This Dolce & Gabbana blazer in particular is a delightful, charcoal cotton blend that features tonal stripes.
Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:13PM - By Meieli Detoni
The Cool Cats collaboration with Alpha Industries developed a special coat pumped up with a few patches, but something that’s essentially sleek overall. This clean-back design might appeal to purists, but fans of the original embroidery probably wanted something on the back. Color options include army green, blue, and black, and the on-sale pieces are only available in 35-per-color batches. Buying link at Hypebeast. [via hypebeast]
Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:17AM - By Meieli Detoni
This skinny-lapel tweed jacket from Comme des Garcons sets itself apart from the pack with a more modern shape to complement its overall vintage vibe. Shrunken down a tad, with that inimitable CDG quality, this jacket manages to stand out from the rest–not a small feat, considering that we’ve seen quite a few tweed looks around this season. A total investment item, and great with ’40s-style trousers. [via selectism]
Friday, August 28, 2009 10:00AM - By Meieli Detoni
Cheap Monday jackets retain trend-friendly lines with classic appeal, so adding one to your wardrobe will satisfy your black leather urges for more than one season. Simply button up that jacket for clean lines or leave it open to show off a tee beneath–scarves are more than welcome with this collar. Special seaming and patch pockets at front. [via 80spurple]
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:00AM - By Meieli Detoni
Zip it up, open it wide, or go for something in-beween: this Rock Owens jacket is smooth, supple, and tough for the bad*** in all guys. Wearing it until it’s ripe is just one option for the enthusiastic leathers buyer, but since you’ll be forking over a good deal of change for this, it’s a justified one. Vintage-treated washed leather and an asymmetrical zip up to a funnel neck. Outer hip pockets. [via selectism]
Monday, July 13, 2009 10:00AM - By Meieli Detoni
Selectism tipped off fashion bloggers that J. Crew joined forces with Barbour for a wicked collaboration piece: the Bedale Jacket has been made in England and features a waxed Sylkoil finish–just the right amount of shine. Corduroy lines the collar, and there’s a cool plaid lining inside in mustard, navy, and red. It’s been described as “ready for anything.” Want to give it a shot? [via selectism]