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Welcome to the fourth installment of Sliding Scale, a series in which we bring you a single product for every budget. This month we’re rounding up Slim Black Jeans. With a seemingly endless number of options out there, we’ve handpicked our eight favorite responsibly-made pairs, all of which boast quality construction, top-shelf materials, and a Read more
If these new Merino Cardigans from Charles Tyrwhitt are anything like my much-loved Merino Jumpers from Charles Tyrwhitt, then I’ll be buying one in every color. Italian-made, slim fitting, warm without being bulky, and an incredible deal – CT’s sweaters really are one of the best bangs for you buck out there.
I believe it was Thomas Jefferson who originally said, “America. Fuck Yeah.” These All-American Jeans from Taylor Stitch are made in California out of 14.25 oz denim from North Carolina, come in both a slim and straight fit, and only cost $75 a pair.
You know how there are regular Oreos, and then special Oreos with different fillings? These Pierrepont Hicks jackets are kind of like the special Oreos. Made in the USA, the jackets have a classic 60/40 shell on the outside, and soft Japanese cotton fabrics on the inside.
Man, nothing riles you guys up more than a pair of pre-distressed jeans. Why is that? Seriously, what about them makes you all so mad? Let’s use these new Boss Wash Slim Fit Jeans from Buck Mason as an example. They’re made in the USA out of 13.5 oz denim.
Apparently, the “Vintage Wool” these Sunspel Long Sleeve Jumpers are made out of is an Italian-spun merino fabric that the company originally developed / used to make underwear. So if it’s good enough for your crotch, it’s got to be good enough for the rest of you, right?
So, in other countries popover shirts are called “overhead” shirts? Has anyone else heard of this? Come to think of it, I kind of like overhead more. It’s a better description; the shirt goes on overhead. Popover is so vague in comparison (you regretting reading this post yet?).
These tapered fit Chinos from Stock Mfg. Co. are made in Chicago out of medium-weight cotton twill, have real horn buttons, and only cost $88 per. Eighty-eight. That’s less than half the price of almost every other comparable pair of American-made chinos out there.
Yes, all of the AW14 clothing at Independence is now 50% off, including stuff from Gitman Vintage, Engineered Garments, Post Overalls and more. But don’t get your hopes too high, since a lot of it has already sold out, and most of what’s left is only available in a single size.