In case you’ve been searching for the most dapper way to show your World Cup fandom this summer, we’ve got your answer. (Put down the vuvuzela.)
Because luxe Neapolitan tailoring house Kiton has just released a handful of national flag pocket squares in silk twill—with rolled edges, naturally. Of course they’ve got Italy and Brazil in there, plus Britain and China (which we’ll assume is wishful thinking for 2018). But the real standout is the star-spangled banner of a pocket square for the good old US of A. And since Team America doesn’t take the field for their first game until Monday, you’ve got all weekend to track one down (Barneys looks like a smart bet). Which is especially timely, since you probably won’t be able to get away with wearing a jersey into the office.
Choosing just the right scent for the season is a tricky business. Sure, you could head to the fragrance department at Barneys.
Or you could go to YouTube and watch what, in our humble opinion, are the “Top 10 YouTube Videos Featuring Random Dudes Offering No One in Particular Their Favorite Fall Fragrances of 2011, Broadcast from What Appear to Be Their Parents’ Basements.”
A Healthy ’Qlo: The new Uniqlo flagship is looking pretty spectacular. Even the escalators look strangely futuristic. [GQ]
The Shirt from Hell: A well-deserved tirade against the evils of the non-iron shirt. [Slate]
Hustle Blood: Grant Bloodworth owns the linen DB. Take notes on that pocket square as well. [tucked]
Giving Up the Gun: The jackets in Kiton’s new line have a less-than-credible shoulder, and the Italophile tumblrs are giving them hell. Live by the camicia spalla, die by the camicia spalla. [Parisian Gentleman]
The Italian sale site is roughly a T.J. Maxx for the Dolce & Gabbana set, which means it’s the best place in the world to find an Etro suit for $325. But alongside it you’ll find the worst examples of Bruno-esque Euro excess. (Also, for some reason, a Budweiser hat.) So naturally, it helps if you’ve got a native guide.