Nick Grant is a freelance style writer originally from the Washington D.C. area, but now living in Des Moines, Iowa (yes, you read that correctly). He gives no fucks.
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Even though I’m hesitant to wear wide-brimmed hats around Iowa because of the constant Pharrell comparisons, I can’t get enough of these US-made Hats from Iron & Resin. The 4 inch-brimmed Badlands, the leather-banded Tin Pan, and the round-crowned Ranchero are all worthy of the ridicule at work, and the awkward stares at my son’s Read more
Look, you can have the best clothes ever, but if you smell like trash water all your finery will be for naught. Enter the all-natural soaps from Taiwan’s Yuan. Made from a blend of olive, canola and coconut oil, and coming in scents like cypress, sage, eucalyptus, and mulberry, these soaps will leave your skin Read more
Have you ever seen a real fireman’s coat? It’s not very chic. Not very fashion. But this Fireman Coat from Japan’s Needles combines some of the utilitarian features of a real, actually life-saving fireman’s coat, like heavy metal clasps and a longer length, with some stylish, wardrobe-saving details like a washed canvas body, corduroy collar Read more
My wife wanted to surprise me with a pair of brown suede chelsea boots for Christmas, but wasn’t able to find any in time, despite searching high and low. But then she kept on looking, even after the holiday was over, and eventually discovered these Meermin Rapello Suede Boots. They’re made in Spain, have a Read more
Shuttle Notes is a Japanese textile mill that specializes in recreating vintage workwear fabrics using traditional shuttle looms. And I don’t need to give you guys any background on Unionmade or United Arrows, right? Okay, so now combine those three and you get these new Unionmade + United Arrows Shuttle Notes Shirts.
I pay a lot of attention to currency conversions, and right now the US Dollar is pretty hot. So it’s a good time to see what’s popping with my favorite British brands. This MHL by Margaret Howell Compact Cotton Parka has a drawstring hood, two-way zipper with stormflap, and raglan sleeves.
In the regular world, almost everything that’s “black” is bad. Black plague. Black mold. The Black Eyed Peas. But in the fashion world, that’s flipped, and the more black things are, the better. Case in point: these US-made, slim-fit Black Denim 5 Pocket Pants from Wings + Horns are a deep, overdyed black that won’t Read more
Let’s talk about this “old rose” colored Graça Jumper from La Paz for a second, shall we? Not to snub the blue or black versions pictured below, but the old rose, it makes my heart sing. And that kangaroo pocket, and the wonderfully textured Shetland wool, and the solid made-in-Portugal construction – this sweater is Read more
If you’re reading this site, you already know that when it comes to fast fashion what you save in price you loose in quality, craftsmanship and fit. But then there are brands like Haberdash’s in-house Bespoke 607 line, which are affordable but still give you a great bang for your buck. These three button Italian Read more