Just about every time we see a new line of tailored tech-fabric menswear, everything tends to lean toward the rugged, drab end of the color spectrum.
Which is why we were pleasantly surprised by this indestructible-yet-gloriously-bright-red pair of pants from NYC label Proof. They’ve got all kinds of technical innovation, but look nearly identical to the trads’ beloved go-to-hell pants—with waterproofing. Oh, and they’re 48% off over at UrbanDaddy Perks.
As you no doubt already know, we’re suckers for a good corduroy (especially when sported by an icon).
But what you might not know is that blazers and trousers aren’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to the waled stuff. Indeed, there’s plenty more where that came from, so in the spirit of textural enlightenment, we’ve compiled for you a head-to-toe directory of handsome grooved accoutrements to up your own tactile ante. As for donning them all at once, that’s a risk you’ll have to take on your own.
For all the love that athletic-inspired menswear is getting these days, the venerable rugby has been largely overlooked.
Which is a shame, as it’s the sort of mid-weight long-sleeved layer that can easily slip under a jean or waxed-canvas jacket or even—under the right circumstances—wouldn’t look out of place under a sport coat. Usually marked by a contrasting collar and a few bold stripes, it’s preppy in the original sense of the term. And whether or not you’ll ever see the inside of a scrum, picking up one (or all eight) of the following specimens would be a strong move.
Rapper + Producer + Designer + Agent + Team Owner + Philanthropist + Beyoncé’s Plus-One = Your New Perfumer.
Yes, Mr. Carter is getting into his eighth-ish career with his forthcoming scent, Gold Jay Z. It’s apparently the essence of an icon in a bottle: power, pride, confidence, strength, success and courage.
But what exactly does an icon’s essence smell like? Yeah, we didn’t know either. So we got our hands on a bottle early and unleashed our regiment of noses on the Smell Test™.
Today marks the beginning of the end of an era in New York City.
The Bloomberg Era.
Voters are currently electing a new mayor for the first time in over a decade, and it’s got us feeling a bit nostalgic for the benevolent billionaire. His banker-y penchant for pinstripes and Windsor knots. His flair for preppiness, rooted in his Massachusetts upbringing. His determination to announce emergency alerts in Spanish without a translator… We can’t say we’re not going to miss it all dearly. And while we’ll leave the analyzing of his political legacy to the pundits, we think his sartorial legacy while in office is also worthy of review:
Just in time to ward off any stiff winds in your neck’s near future, the neckwear enthusiasts at the Tie Bar have unveiled their first line of scarves.
And, as to be expected, they’re good looking, wrap around your neck and go for about a third of what you’ll spend at most shops for the same thing (it’s hard to find a good tasseled scarf these days). For the most part, they’re in 100% wool and the requisite plaids and a sharp navy blue, but there were a couple that especially caught our eye—and were vaguely reminiscent of our favorite knit tie, like the number above. All in all, it’s a handsome lot of mufflers that ought to have your neck protected and add a sliver of intrigue to an otherwise charcoal-gray season—which is all you can ask for in a scarf, really.
By now the scarves, tweed and heavier knits have come out of their mothball-laden warm-weather hibernation and firmly reestablished themselves in your daily layering rotation.
Meaning, naturally, that the fall/winterization of your wardrobe is almost complete.
Key word: almost. So, lest you overlook the transition’s finer details, we’ve compiled for you some of the handsomest seasonally textiled four-in-hand options on the market right now. (Just don’t match them to your fall/winter pocket squares.)
LinksUrbanDaddy DRIVEN A Continuous Lean A Headlong Dive A Suitable Wardrobe Archival Clothing Art of Manliness Blackbird Blog BULLETT The Choosy Beggar Coolhunting Cool Material DETAILS Die, Workwear! FashionBeans Four Pins GQ Hypebeast The Impossible Cool Jake Davis The Midwestyle Mister Mort The Moment Put This On Racked The Sartorialist The Selby Selectism Valet Vanity Fair Daily Vulture Wax Wane What I Saw Today Well Spent