For those of you lucky enough to be in New York City this weekend, we have some really, really ridiculously good-looking news.
Our comrades-in-style over at UrbanDaddy are hosting a two-day, whiskey-infused extravaganza of dapperness called the Vault on Saturday and Sunday in SoHo (70 Wooster St, to be exact).
In said Vault will be untold wonders of menswear from the likes of Michael Bastian, Slowear, Oliver Spencer, Richard James, Barker Black and more, at unheard-of prices—camelhair chesterfields from MB, gray hopsack suits from Richard James Savile Row, the coveted Incotex pants line from Slowear...
As with any good celebration of handsomeness, the scotch will be flowing freely. And if you happen to be in the giving mood, they’ve also set up complimentary on-site gift wrapping. (Just remember to act surprised when you open them later.)
You can take or leave most of the style advice we dole out. As cool as they are, you don’t need a checked blazer. You don’t need an advice-giving pen. But if you’re living anywhere that sees snow on a regular basis, you’re going to need a winter coat—and you’re going to be living with whichever one you choose for quite a while.
So choose wisely.
And to help you survey the territory, we’ve broken the world’s winter coats into three easy categories and singled out the best items in each one—starting with the most classic item in the bunch, the overcoat...
Never underestimate the power of the Chesterfield.
This snap comes from the New York premiere of Source Code, where Jeffrey Wright was sharing a joke with the director. On the face of it, he’s dressed down: some lightwash jeans, an oxford shirt and a tweed jacket, practically the uniform for a serious-minded theater actor. What sets him apart is the velvet occupying the upper part of his lapels, transforming the typical tweed into something a little more interesting. Think of it as the sartorial equivalent of “For Your Consideration…”
After a while, the Sartorialist-style shots start to blend together, so it was about time someone brought a more personal touch to people watching.
Our candidate is What I Saw Today, which throws a few colored pencils and a playfully sketchy style into the mix. Street style blogs have always aspired to be a kind of notebook for designers, so making one that actually looks like a notebook brings a certain authenticity to the project.
And if it helps a few more people appreciate the subtle texture of a Chesterfield coat…all the better.