Ralph Lauren’s bastion of prepsterdom, Rugby, just kicked off an Insider Sale with 40% off a majority of their spring gear—this is stuff you can wear right now, a rare treat compared to most sales hawking off-season wares. In particular, we’re liking the university chinos (in every color imaginable) and this summer-ready ticking stripe cotton sack jacket, but there’s plenty more to dig through. Get after it, gentlemen.
These scarves just arrived at Barneys courtesy of cravat artisan Alexander Olch. They’re all rough-edged summer weight cotton, woven into the same classic checks and stripes as his ties—and all made in New York city limits. Save this one for the first sunny day...
The vertical collegiate stripe has always been a staple, but lately it’s started cultivating a weathered dandyism all its own. So we’ve turned the camera on a few of our favorites, as close as the lens will allow.
Pharrell’s Billionaire Boys Club label is usually too firmly on the streetwear side of things to catch our eye, but this striped shirt caught our eye as a potential crossover piece.
It looks like something we’d pick up at A.P.C.…so much so that we scoured their back catalog looking for this exact item. But the issue isn’t sartorial plagiarism so much as a healthy exchange of ideas. This item made its way from pasty Parisians to hip-hop futurists in just a few seasons.
Even though you’ll almost never see them on shelves, Japanese lines are worth a look or two for the ways they comment on stateside style—both on purpose and by accident.
This S/S 09 line from Japan’s Lounge Lizard is the perfect example. They give the usual khaki and denim a pleasantly washed out flavor, along with a few salmon-colored jackets just faded enough to work. Throw in a Browne-ish striped suit, and you’ve got yourself a collection that's foreign enough to .
And while they might be inappropriately indulging in the deep V-neck…we’ll forgive them just this once.
This particular pair skips the businessman look and goes straight for the renaissance, with a seersucker stripe and yellow lining that’s centuries old in its style. We’re not sure how you’d pair them with more modern trappings…but we’re sure we’ll think of something.