If we dig down into our memories deep enough, we think we can remember a time when we were warm. It may have been an illusion—it certainly has that sort of hazy, blown-out-around-the-edges, dreamlike look about it—because from where we stand now, in single-digit temperatures and surrounded by snowbanks, we really only half-believe it ever happened. Our only option in the present predicament is to layer: not the way we usually do, with non-bulky sweaters and maybe a jaunty scarf, but the kind of layering that asks, “how many pairs of socks can I put on while still fitting into my boots?” It’s in times like these that we’re thankful for versatile layering garments like Lumina Clothing’s hardy Monroe Shirt. Thicker than your average fare in 6 oz. twill, it’s the kind of shirt/jacket hybrid you can wear over another shirt. And maybe another shirt. And under a jacket? And maybe an overcoat? And the best part is, you can wear it by itself, too, rolling up the sleeves to let the plaid lining show for a sort of rugged heritage look. If it ever does get warm again. If. Get it here.
It’s hard to argue with the classics, especially at this time of the year. With the holidays fast approaching, we’re finding that Norman Rockwell-esque visions of families gathered around the fireplace fill our heads more and more these days. The classic item of clothing for these classic gatherings? The flannel shirt. But that doesn’t mean that you have to raid your dad’s closet— in fact, we’re especially digging this updated yet still timeless version from Frank & Oak that has a bit of a grunge-rock sensibility thrown into the mix. Rugged enough for dashing through the snow, yet buttoned up enough to impress your girlfriend’s folks, this versatile style will serve you well through the holidays and beyond. Get it here.
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We love us some grey jeans. Not sure what it is about them, specifically, but they’re always the perfect balance between classic and eyecatching, between standard and showy. So when we found these grey selvage beauties from Williamsburg Garment Co., we fell hard and fast. And when we caught a glimpse of the price tag— well, let’s just say it was love at first sight. We were lucky enough to stop by Williamsburg Garment Co.’s booth at PROJECT this past week, and we must admit that these guys are definitely going places— not unlike these slick raws. Fifty shades of grey? You only need the one. Get them here.
In every group, there are outliers. There’s your cousin the beekeeper, born to a family of lawyers. There’s the brother from your old college fraternity who played in a symphony orchestra on the side. Hell, Jello Biafra ran for mayor. Outliers are great. They’re what keep life interesting— and, more to the point, they’re what keep your closet interesting. Exhibit A: this undeniably bold popover from Engineered Garments. Is it crazy? Yes. Is it a radical departure from your well-established comfort zone of chambray button downs and sensible blazers? Yes. Isn’t that the whole point? Yes. Get it here.