Posts Tagged 'classic'

Suit Saturday: The Shawl Collar


Designers go through periods where they mostly begin to run out of ideas. This happened in the 70’s when they just made everything big (big lapels, big heels, big hair) and more severly with the 90’s (grundge and a terrible sequel to the 80’s) so would I say we’re entering in such a period? Not exactly. You see, when economic times are tough, all designers try and go “classic.”

What does classic mean? That is a whole other discussion, but for the purposes of today, it simply means that using more traditional styles and forms. Topman and J. Crew are currently pushing the shawl-collared jacket, like the one above (from J. Crew).

Beware, this jacket is complex and not a simple blazer, and if you try and wear it like J. Crew says, you’re screwed. Here’s why:

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The Anti-Boat Shoe


Leave it to Cole Haan to take two divergent classic styles and mash them up.
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The Lands’ End Field Coat


The Lands’ End field coat is timeless and classic. It will be a coat that you can wear no matter what styles emerge, that is the very definition of classic. It is warm, it fits well, and tends to give you a very rugged and masculine look.

I have been on the look-out for a coat that I can just pull on, run outside, get dirty, and frankly, not care. Lands’ End has answered my prayers, because this thing doesn’t only look great, but it also gives you a look that many top designers are trying to push on people now. Listen, if you are being told to “go back to basics,” like all fashion outlets are now chirping, realize that whatever brand emerges with a $300 version, there is always a cheaper and better version out there.

At $49 you really can’t find better value for your money. Check the coat out here.

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Hamilton “Clark”

1936 Hamilton Clark

1936 Hamilton Clark

Hamilton Jazzmaster

Hamilton Jazzmaster

I was lucky enough to receive, an early Christmas gift… After thanks giving dinner, my grandmother told me she had something she wanted to give me. Turns out this item was a 1936 Hamilton Clark watch. All original parts, still in perfect working order…Needless to say I was surprised but honored. These old watches are pretty cool…simple, and flashy at the same time…

“The Clark is one of those watches that define “vintage.” The case is long and narrow, and makes a wonderful statement.”

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