I've been going back and forth with Steven at Black Lodges for a couple months on a lot of things, but one of the ideas we are doing on Black Lodges is "It's a walk off!" I have to fully give Steven credit for the title. It definitely keeps the tone casual and pretty funny, which is really the vibe at BL. This is the outfit I came up with as my Winter to Spring look. It's layered enough to keep you warm, but incorporates some of the lighter tones and shades that you should be wearing this spring. What I found pretty funny was that both of our looks we're pretty similar, and both of them are more or less what we are wearing on any given day. Anyways, the intro is worth a read and it should be fun to see the website develop over at BL in the next little while. Walk off - Round 1
Entries in J Crew (12)
This looks like a great coat. With Mister Freedom's attention to details and great taste in reproductions combining with J. Crew's money to pretty much make anything at this point, how could the result not be good? I personally really would love to own this coat. It would be great all year round in Canada, look amazing with everything, I'm sure it fits awesome and I love all of the details. I'm always a big fan of the navy influenced pieces and this is no different. In fact this makes me even more a fan. I am tempted to buy this coat and walk to docks looking for a job at sea (to pay for it at $850). But then who would blog? J. Crew has been doing a lot of good things lately, you can add this to the list. The only problem besides the price is that it's only available at the J. Crew Liquor store for men, and you'll have to deal with the unfriendly, arrogant service.
Believe it or not, I don't have one of these work shirts. There have been great versions by Engineered Garments, Woolrich Woolen Mills, RRL and even J. Crew. However none of these brands are available in Vancouver, or at least this shirt didn't show up in the order. I thought for sure my trip to New York would produce the chambray work shirt without a problem. Three days in, one to go and I've had no luck. I'm not thinking about taking advantage of the sales on the Eggplant website as they have some great EG and Post Overalls pieces marked down for once. Although I need to save some capital to take h(y)r to a new level, I was full planing on buying at least one good item in New York and it hasn't happened. To my disappointment, even with the insane sales, there just hasn't been anything in my size that has lasted this long.
You know the perfect Tee you need to have, you just take it home and wear it out. They seem to come along less often then you might think. My chicken head shirt is just an AA white size medium that didn't get washed for a bit then I didn't dry it and it formed to my torso perfectly. The collar is starting to wear a hole in the stitching and the color is a bit off-white now but the fit is perfect. I can wear it under anything and it can stand along as a character piece. The shirt saddled up, I got my mug on and the rest is history. This grey Tee by J. Crew has a lot of potential to live an eventful life. Normally I would be against a graphic but it's small, subtle and somewhat classic looking enough that it would work just fine. The jersey was specially dyed and washed for a soft feel, ribbed trim on the neck and a tailored fit? Sounds like the kind of shirt that would make it into my bag on every trip until it falls apart on my body. It's important to have one or two of these in your life, unfortunately you can't just find it anywhere. Chicken head reference - 7 min mark, but you'll want to watch it all.