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All in the Family

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The oatmeal-loving minimalist Richard Chai is getting another shot at retail, thanks to a well-timed popup shop. This time, he’s taking to his brother’s rotating hipster depot DEN, with a few choice items from his recent Paris shows hitting the racks for the next few weeks.

As for the goods, it’s a bit more dour than last time around, but that might just be a sign of the times. The pants are all heavily cuffed for a grittily urban effect—none of Thom Browne’s nerd-chic here—with a few well-sewn jackets to complete the effect.

And apparently, like everyone else, he’s holding onto his chucks.

Take a look at the store and the line»

Garment District

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With Labor Day weekend on the horizon, it’s almost time to trade those madras shorts for sweaters, toggle coats and the infamous flannel. You’ve still got a week to bare your calves, but a little preemptive shopping never hurt anyone.

Landing this week at East Village mainstay DEN, Engineered Garments is a throwback to early 20th Century workwear of the type you may be used to seeing elsewhere. Think coalminers and railroad workers…but well-dressed ones, wearing selvage denim, collarless oxford shirts and thermal-lined hoodies. (A little anachronism never hurt anyone either.)

And, if you’re the patient type, you can catch their capsule collection with Levi’s, the result of their GQ / CFDA award earlier this year. Highlights include 501s circa 1947 and a historically authentic army shirt of the type worn by prisoners in Alcatraz at the turn of the century.

Which should be enough to keep you warm when you’re swimming for freedom.

Justice for Sale, Diddy on Film and Charney Gives it to L.A.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls: Kristen Bell twice in one week? What? You got a problem with that? [FHM]

Den and Geller: Kempt fave Robert Geller opens at Odin's satellite store. [Men.Style]

Can I Turn it Up for You?: Always classy that Dov Charney. [AnimalNY]

Pay it Forward: Got an extra, unused suit? Pass it on. [EarthTimes]

Get Ready to D.A.N.C.E.: Justice's new clothing line is just as hip and French as you might expect. [Stereogum]

Deal Alert: Yoko Devereaux springwear starting tomorrow. [Racked]

COS Play: Monocle takes a hard look at H+M's new branch line and the takes the temperature of European retail. [Monocle]

Rock and Roll Will Never Die: Except when it does. Hey, maybe you kids should have been out there protesting, say, three years ago. [Gothamist]

Where's Waris?: You ask. We've already delivered. [A Continuous Lean]

The Man Who Would Be King: P Diddy's fashion week documentary about his quest for LOVE! INSPIRATION! and REBELLION! and style's CROWN! was so MIND-CRUSHINGLY AWESOME! that we couldn't watch more than 12 seconds of it. [NYMag]

Weekend Deals

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You started off the week with a tryptophan-induced blue Monday, worked through that inbox of things you dutifully ignored last week and lost $50 on the Packers last night. Well, reward yourself…

Odin/Den: The winter sale is upon us. All Tim Hamilton is 35% off.
_199 Lafeyette, 212-966-0026, 330 East 11th St. (Den), 212-475-0079, www.odinnewyork.com_

Christopher Fischer: Simple, sleek cashmere and accessories. Ends Saturday.
_80 Wooster Street, 212-965-9009, www.christopherfischer.com_

Rogan: Stock up on sustainable t-shirts and basics from this year's CFDA award winner through Monday.
_91 Franklin Street, 646-827-7554, www.rogannyc.com_

Giorgio Armani: You know you want it.
_760 Madison Avenue, 212-988-9191, www.giorgioarmani.com_

+ Barking Irons: Historically influenced hoodies and henleys. Dig in till Sunday.
_161 Bowery, 212-226-1126, www.barkingirons.com_ + John Varvatos: He's GQ's designer of the year and, until Sunday, he's going cheap.
_260 Fifth Avenue, 212-725-5400, www.johnvarvatos.com_

See the online sales…