Growing up in the D.C. area, I can’t tell you how many times I got approached by dudes on the street with an unlined trench coat full of stolen and/or counterfeit goods, looking to sell me shit. Now that I’m older, I’m thinking about getting into the same business.
This US-made, soft-washed Japanese denim Detachable Hooded Shirt from Steven Alan is the spork of summer apparel. Keep the adjustable hood with cotton rope drawstring on, and you’ve got a lightweight outer layer. Pop the hood off, and you’ve got a slim-fit, banded collar button-up.
I like that Albam included the location of manufacture in the name of these Made in England Slim Chinos. It would be great if more brands did that. Although, if every brand told you where their products were made right in the name, I wouldn’t really have anything to write about anymore.
According to Wikipedia, Portugal was one of the first countries in the world to abolish the death penalty, legally recognize same-sex marriage, and fully decriminalize all drugs. So, pretty much the ultimate vacation destination. These Portuguese Flannel Button Downs fit great, come in a bevy of patterns / colors, and cost $125 a pop.
You guys all contributed to the Victor Athletics Kickstarter, right? Okay, good. Now I can tell you about the Noble Denim Sale at East Dane. There are two sweatshirt colorways and two denim fits from Victor’s sister (brother?) label, and they’re all 30% off (and lots of sizes are left too).
I am not a punk, nor do I like feeling grungy, but dangit if I don’t love a good flannel. This pullover one from Snow Peak is handmade – and hand-dyed – in Japan, and has a peasant collar, side-seam pockets, and a little extra length to it, so it’ll fit my lanky stature.
These Steam Horse Thermal Henleys are made in the USA out of cotton / poly waffle knit, have a rounded hem and tonal flatlock stitching, and cost $35 each. You’d think that this close to April, shirts like these wouldn’t be necessary anymore, but, sadly, they still are.