Posted in Accessories, Chinos, Men's Style, Objects of Affection, Shirts, shoes, Sweaters, Vests, tagged APC, jw hulme, need supply, norse projects, rachel comey, sebago, sperry, vanishing elephant, wing + horns on January 11, 2011 |
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The post-holiday sale is still going strong over at Need Supply, and they just opened it up to bring in a whole slew of new items. It’s a really solid selection, especially considering the whole “sale” aspect of the affair. And while there’s a strong showing for the cold weather gear (no surprise), some of what they have on offer could stick with you through the warmer months as well. Also, given the fact that it’s not actually going to warm up for a good long while, there’s no harm in grabbing a few winter-friendly pieces now.
Since sales like this are pretty damn fine opportunities to stock up, I’ve gone ahead and perused the offerings with what I assure you is entirely selfless intent. (Read: “I’ve been fiending over pretty much every item shown below, but seeing as I can’t indulge that impulse for fear of putting myself in the poorhouse, I figured I’d put together a list of some of my favorites here.”) Here’s a few picks for things to get while the getting’s good.
1. Sebago Fairhaven Boots – $80 (down from $140)
2. Rachel Comey Uncle Dan Oxfords – $100 (down from $285)
3. Sperry Olive/Brick Chukkas – $90 (down from $120)
4. Wing + Horns Corded Cloth Pants – $180 (down from $228)
5. APC Short Duffle Coat – $430 (down from $560)
6. J.W. Hulme Co. Classic Oxford Field Briefcase – $200 (down from $285)
7. Wing + Horns Flecked Tweed Vest – $360 (down from $470)
Both heather gray and charcoal are available
8. Norse Projects Janus Shirt – $150 (down from $200)
9. Vanishing Elephant Downing Shirt – $70 (down from $125)
10. Norse Projects Kopingsvig Crewneck Sweater – $140 (down from $250)
Click on any of the headings above to jump over to the Need Supply site and pick something up. After all, you have to burn that holiday money now, before it goes bad.
(Images courtesy of Need Supply)
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Gant Rugger’s fair isle crewneck sweater is a great example of just how successful a busier pattern can be when it’s done in a range of muted colors.
Featuring mostly tans and browns with just a few pops of red, yellow, and blue, it draws in the eye without becoming overwhelming. And because of its largely neutral palette, it’ll play nice with the other items in your wardrobe. 100% lambswool with ribbed on the cuffs and hem ensures it’ll actually keep you warm, as well. Function!
It recently hit at Blackbird for $145, and the size small already is sold out. Considering Rugger’s current popularity coupled with the undeniable appeal of this piece in particular, you can rest assured that it’s gonna keep moving fast. Move quick to score one for yourself.
(Images courtesy of Blackbird)
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For those of us with an affection for fair isle knits in general, but a basic aversion to the more intense varieties thereof, J. Crew‘s Aberdeen Fair Isle sweater is a welcome addition to the brand’s fall lineup.
Done up in lambswool in a 7-guage knit, the heather gray base is a nicely subdued backdrop to the many blues, purples, and reds that feature in the pattern itself.
This sweater is definitely a piece that I could see becoming a personal wardrobe staple. Bold enough to actually own up to the long-standing fair isle heritage, but not so loud that it would be difficult to work into a given outfit.
Granted, I’d probably want to play it pretty subtle on the other pieces. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, though…well, why the hell not?
The price hits at a pretty friendly $98, and it’s available online. Time to get clicking.
(Images courtesy of J. Crew)
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APC, true to its core mission of creating well executed basics, really nailed it with this sweater.
Made of 100% geelong wool (a particularly soft Australian variety), it’s the sort of piece that could easily become a three-season wardrobe staple. Hard to argue with a nice crewneck sweater. Hell, it’d probably work pretty well in a pinch on a colder summer evening, too.
But for me, right now, I’m thinking about the rapidly-approaching fall and feeling like this piece is especially well-suited to the season. Even though I really could see it working throughout the year, it is pretty damn autumnal overall.
It’s the combination of that cool blue/lavendar color and the leather elbow patches. That somewhat professorial vibe immediately calls to mind changing leaves and startlingly brisk evenings. Of course, that might just be me jonesing for fall.
But even if this sweater doesn’t get you on a bit of a melodramatic kick, you’ve got to admit it’s a pretty handsome piece for the colder months.
Available at Frances May, it’ll run you $225. A wee bit steep, but the thing is so damn wearable I wouldn’t worry about getting your money’s worth.
(Images courtesy of Frances May)
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