keep warm, layer.
I picked up this denim jacket when i was home for this past holiday (along with the playboy of my birthmonth) and have been trying to include it where ever i can. it must have quite a few stories to it because its authentically broken in & the fit is a bit irregular. theres plenty of room in the bicep area but the torso an lower arm are very slim. Stand alone or as a layering piece i’ve come to really like it and for $25 I consider this one of my first ‘vintage’ finds.
glasses via warby parker
coat via club monaco
jacket via levis
scarf via levis
shirt via gildan ultra cotton
glove via drakes london
denim via rogue territory (day 1)
boots via wolverine
sleep with your window open.
It really all depends on your height and proportions. I prefer much shorter handle lengths because i’m shorter. but often we can’t be that picky, the tote i use regularly now hangs only a few inches off the ground when held by the handles. (see here) so, its more often than not thrown over my shoulder.
Last week i had a great opportunity to tour the new Ted Baker store on NYC’s 5th ave with a few of their employees and some great PR people. Not only did i get an insiders tour but i got an in-depth explanation of Ted’s newest menswear collection - “Tight Lines”
Inspired by Ted’s Founder Ray Kelvin’s passion for fly fishing - the theme is creatively integrated into every piece of the collection. From fishing lure lapel pins to jumping bass & paisley button ups, the collection boasted classic Ted Baker design elements with twists for the modern gentleman.
Ted’s ‘Tight Lines' collection is available online and in most Ted Baker stores across the globe. Ted also invites you to join his 'Fly Fishing Trip" giveaway and perfect your Fly Fishin’ skills in style. Goodluck.
the ultimate double breasted jacket: chef’s coat.
although this item is infamously dexter-splattered with pomodoro sauce or scorched and torched at the sleeves it deserves it’s moment of acknowledgment. useful, durable, sharp; a chef’s jacket is meant for work - hard work. and while the textile composition seen above may not boast practicality, please allow it to act as a refreshing remembrance to a specific element of fashion seemingly forgotten.
i am always envious of a chef’s ability to transform himself at a guest’s sporadic request. seamlessly leaving the world of flames, sweat and creation and stepping into one of eatable respect. reversing his jacket buttons to a clean crisp appearance and wiping his brow to the same effect. entering a dining room muffling mishandled silverware and table chatter, he is the target, this is his stage. the chef’s coat his costume, offering him a second introduction - his culinary creations the first. this is his formal attire, this is his shirt and tie.
blazer via theory
chef’s coat via chefworks
pants via rogue territory
shoes via allen edmond
sometimes, being out of place - is the right place to be.