Black Watch Tartan is my favorite plaid, and I’ve started to see a lot of it latley. I’ve always like the Pendelton shirts, and recently I have seen Hickey use it a lot, on sports coats, and a toggle coat. I saw J Crew use it on an over coat and another casual coat as well as on shirts by Helmut Lang and N. Hoolywood. Steven Alan also put it on a down jacket and vest. Also, Ralph Lauren has used it quite a bit, most recently on an overcoat seen on Kanye West at Paris fashion week. Glenn O’Brien is looking pretty sharp (as always) here in a Black Watch-ish coat too.
May be a little early but anyways… Not too sure how I’m feeling about these? Kind of digging them. Looks like a pretty good summer hat. Looking pretty good here.
Some great coverage of Paris fashion week from Tommy over at Jak and Jil. Standouts are Nick Caves son, Jethro, Thom Browne looking good as always and Kanye never fails to make an impression this time with his entourage. While the bunch is looking pretty wild, I think Kanye looks good and I’m a huge fan of that Black Watch plaid pattern he’s wearing. I think the jacket is either J Crew or RRL, surprisingly. Nice to know he’s into some affordable stuff too.
Ryan Dye, the brainchild behind innovative site and online publication Spiral Mag is a self-made man. With a daytime gig at V and VMan, Spiral Mag was formed during a boring day job at American Apparel in an attempt to channel his energy and eclectic taste into an online forum. With a fan-base that spreads beyond the confines of New York - Dye regularly updates his site with content that is both relevant to today’s society while still managing to have fun with the commentary. Check it out here….(Yale Breslin).
After watching Serpico last night I realized that Al Pacino was looking pretty modern as Frank Serpico. Throughout the movie he has some questionable fashion sense (it was set in the mid 60s) but there is no doubt that he had some interesting personal style. Above Frank is looking like something from a J Crew or Engineered Garments look book wearing a trim pea coat, chambray shirt and a thick knitted cap. Some more photos from the film after the jump.
I’m sure this has already been around the web and back by now but I just want to comment on how much I like this collection. It might have to do that I already own most of the stuff or it’s been on my radar for a while. Not to say that I wouldn’t buy a lot of the pieces from thrift stores, but you cant beat the fit on APC and the pricing isn’t bad compared to other midrange casual brands. I’ve seen the jumpsuit done before, by Adam Kimmel and others, but it doesn’t look so ridiculous here and may be something to get worn more often - maybe? (along with overalls, but that’s another story) The Varsity jacket is good, the light denim is good - enough with the unwashed denim when it’s hot. The typical boat shoes are there but I’m more interested in the loafers as this past holiday they have become my new hot weather staple. The Denim jacket is great too. Another awesome jacket is the what looks like the cotton riders jacket - I nice variation on a classic that can be worn in the warmer weather. I may buy a few pieces from this but even more so I dig this for the inspiration and the way the looks are styled. Oh, the sunglasses look good too…
Launched in 2008, the Claude Grant collection resembles that of an eccentric gentleman’s wardrobe with inspiration taken from “the modern era”. The end result: a hybrid of avant-garde yet classical garments. 1-on-1 with Mr. Grant below. (Yale Breslin)
One of the coolest guys in fashon, Joseph Errico (or simply J.) is both a stylist as well as the current fashion director for NYLON and NYLON Guys magazines. With an artistic eye that goes beyond just the clothes, Errico’s vision is rooted in the arts - as he studied art histroy at NYU. With gigs under his belt at Interview and collaborations with such visionaries as Julian Schnabel, Ellen von Unwerth and Todd Oldham - I chatted with J first hand to find out what’s on his mind. An articulate guy who is clearly in a league of his own, read what J has to say…below. (Yale Breslin).