Plenty of ink has been spilled extolling the virtues of chinos, so we’ll presume you’re well aware of their essentialness.
In fact, you’re probably wearing a pair now.
We’ll just say this: a classic is a classic, from British officer khaki to the go-to-hell variety. And it doesn’t matter what the menswear rags are telling you this month—you’ll be wearing chinos of every stripe, year after year, regardless of #menswear’s current whim. So in the event that you’re in the market for a new pair or two, we’ve rounded up your best options on the Internet right now. Without further ado, the six pairs of chinos your late-spring requires.»
The not-so-puffy down vest seems to be having a moment. (The weather could possibly have something to do with that.)
And just in time for any autumnal escapades, the newest arrival of Whillas & Gunn outerwear has landed at Smith + Butler with the Kingsford Smith Vest ready for action. It runs the gamut from outerwear (with its diamond-quilted waxed cotton) to waistcoat-ish (with adjustable side-pulls). And a knitted shawl collar that’s more useful than the typical floppy fabrics of most vests.
Over the past few years, the shawl-neck cardigan has become a staple in every bloggerly closet come late August—every year, inching its way from slouchy layering piece to sturdy nearly-outerwear.
Furthering the cause is the 1920 Shawl Neck Sweater Coat from Brooklyn men’s shop Smith + Butler. They’ve teamed up with Portland wool mill Dehen, using over three pounds of heavyweight worsted wool that’s naturally water- and stain-resistant (and, to be expected, warm as hell) in each shawl cardigan coat.
For now we’re calling this new breed the coatigan.