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If you follow me on Twitter or Tumblr, you already know that I’ve been on something of a blazer kick recently. And if not? Well, I’ve been on something of a blazer kick recently. And it’s still going.

This guy from Wings + Horns looks like a pretty fantastic option for spring/summer. Linen is one of the best fabrics you can rock when the mercury starts creeping into the upper register, and the minimal structure of the piece means less fabric, less bulk, and more breeze. For me, comfort is king in in the warmer months (I’m a miserable fuck when I’m overheated), so the components and construction here are absolutely crucial.

The styling is on point, too. I’m digging the welted, slanted chest pockets and the eight-button cuff. Neither are particularly functional, and both veer clear off the “classic” track, but in what’s shaping up to be the season of “All-Italian-Everything,” it’s a good way to set oneself off a little bit.

And yes: It’s pretty short. But I don’t advocate going anywhere near formal with this, so it’s not a problem in my book. Top it off with a darker khaki hue that’s as well suited to a rugged vibe as it is to a tailored one, and you’re good to go.

Available now at Need Supply for $390. Not cheap, but considering the type of piece and the maker, I was actually a little surprised the price tag didn’t come in even higher.

A steal? I’ll leave that to you. But if you want it, best move quick. These things never last long before folks scoop ‘em up for their own (possibly nefarious?) purposes.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Need Supply)

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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)

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2. Rachel Comey Uncle Dan Oxfords – $100 (down from $285)

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3. Sperry Olive/Brick Chukkas – $90 (down from $120)

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4. Wing + Horns Corded Cloth Pants – $180 (down from $228)

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5. APC Short Duffle Coat – $430 (down from $560)

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6. J.W. Hulme Co. Classic Oxford Field Briefcase – $200 (down from $285)

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7. Wing + Horns Flecked Tweed Vest – $360 (down from $470)

Both heather gray and charcoal are available

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8. Norse Projects Janus Shirt – $150 (down from $200)

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9. Vanishing Elephant Downing Shirt – $70 (down from $125)

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10. Norse Projects Kopingsvig Crewneck Sweater – $140 (down from $250)

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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.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Need Supply)

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According to Need Supply, this piece by American shirtmakers Gitman Bros. Vintage is “purple.” I, personally, would probably argue that “burgundy” is a more accurate description.

But that’s really just splitting hairs, because whatever you call it, the color is amazing. A nicely saturated hue in oxford cloth? Yeah, I’m sold.

In terms of detailing, it’s pretty much the classics: Front chest pocket, contrasting white buttons, box pleat and locker loop at the back. There’s also the all important button at the back of the collar. I know it’s a minor thing, but I’ve always been especially fond of that feature.

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Get it for $145 at Need Supply. While you’re at it, feel free to grab one for me.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Need Supply)

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In my post on Yuketen a little while back I mentioned that olive drab was gonna be a big thing come fall. Even among the folks at (capsule) NY that were having this discussion, the whole commentary was kinda tongue in cheek: “Trendwatching? Bah!” Well, really more “OK, neat. Moving on.”

BUT! If it turns out to be true, and the kind of stuff that comes out of the movement is anything like these chukkas from Sperry? That “OK, neat” is gonna turn into a resounding “Hell yes!” real quick.

It’s a damn fine color, and it’s so damn perfectly autumnal on a suede boat chukka.

Throw in red brick soles that really pop in contrast to the olive upper, and I’m just done for.

Want.

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Get ‘em for $120 at Need Supply.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Need Supply)

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The questionably-named outfit Cheddar Pocket, operating out of Sydney, has a very nice range of wallets and card cases that just came on the market recently. They’re done in premium, lined leather and available in a wide range of colors. And I mean a wide range.

You want a bright yellow card case? They got you. Blue, red, or green more your speed? You’re set there, too.

One feature on most of Cheddar Pocket’s models that I think is pretty damn clever is the “note pocket” on the front panel. I really like the idea of having a quick, go-to spot for stashing away important scribbles and scraps.  I’m prone to collecting just that sort of thing, putting it in my pocket, and briefly freaking the fuck out while I search for it thinking it’s lost.

So basically having a Cheddar Pocket wallet might reduce my stress level a bit. Always a good thing.

My favorite models are the Daryl and Dennis bifold wallets (the Daryl has 6 card slots, the Dennis has 4), and the Brian card case (1 larger card compartment with tab closure system).

Here’s some pictures of the massive range of colors for you, just because I get such a kick out of it.

First up: the Daryl ($69.95 AUD).

Next is the Dennis ($44.95 AUD).

And, finally: the Brian ($39.95 AUD).

You can hit up Cheddar Pocket’s online store to purchase any of the models shown above (as well as a whole slew of others).

If you’re feeling like you can’t deal with international commerce, Need Supply also has a selection. They carry the Daryl ($60 US), as well as a trifold option and another card case.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Cheddar Pocket)

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I’m kinda apeshit for the mini stipe on this shirt. It lends an amazing depth to the 4 oz. pinpoint oxford cloth that Apolis Activism used here. The rest of the details are solid as hell, too. Natural river shell buttons, hidden button down collar, and of course the requisite military accents in the form of the box-pleated chest pockets and epaulets.

It’s all hand crafted in New Jersey and sourced responsibly and sustainably. Apolis is committed to the ideal of good global citizenship, and follows through on that commitment in the creation of it’s clothing. So you can feel good about yourself while upping your style quotient. Huzzahs all around.

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It’ll run you $168, and you can get it online from Need Supply.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Need Supply)

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You know how I was saying that I don’t tend to dig jute on my shoes the other day? The SeaVees Bayside Moc stands as a solid exception to that rule.

On the brand front, I’ve been fascinated by the SeaVees story since I first heard of them a while ago. The company was launched in 1964 by BF Goodrich, but was shuttered for decades before the current team relaunched the brand in 2006. Their stated purpose for the current iteration of the brand is to be “not a token revival effort, but a respectful rehabilitation movement.”

The great thing is, I believe that entirely. These guys are genuinely committed to the breezy, casual left-coast vibe that jumps to mind when one thinks of the California of the 60’s. Never mind the fact that the vision they’re referencing is based on a pretty heavy dose of idealizing the past. It’s about evoking a feeling, not an actual history. And in doing that, they’re totally successful.

In keeping with their overall “evocation” vibe, it’s fitting that all of SeaVees’ models are numbered with crucial dates for the progress of cool in 60’s California. The boat shoe inspired Bayside Moc is given the 09/65 number because (in SeaVees’ words):

In September 1965 the San Francisco Examiner is the first to observe the birth of the hippie movement. The newspaper notes in its September 5th edition that the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, California has become ‘a hip hangout’ for beatniks.

Not a bad choice for a shoe with a pretty damn relaxed vibe to it.

OK, on to the details. I normally don’t quote so extensively from a manufacturer. But then, manufacturers rarely write up their item descriptions so well.  The specs according to SeaVees:

Our 09/65 Bayside Moccasin embraces the free-thinking, interdependent values of the 60’s hipster subculture. Uppers are made of soft, brushed twill and feature a jute foxing tape. Moccasin stitch is hand-sewn with a heavy, waxed thread. Laces are oil stuffed rawhide leather. Flat eyelets are brushed silver. Superior comfort footbed is leather lined. Uppers are lined in naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic bamboo canvas to keep your foot dry and odor free. Sueded leather heel counters secure fit. Made by our patented SeaVulc Natural Rubber manufacturing process that allows a casual shoe to be as comfortable as a sneaker.

Alright then!

My take: it’s a very handsome boat chukka. Though the brushed twill uppers don’t exactly match the whole “water-friendly” intent of the boat shoe as a utility item, they’re certainly well-suited to casual wear. The bamboo lining and leather footbed are a very nice touch for the sockless among us who prefer to not have their shoes end up hopelessly be-funked, and the dark rawhide laces pair well with the gray canvas. Also, for some damned reason, the jute foxing looks fucking great. Put that all together in a hand sewn package and I’m pretty much sold.

After that wall of text, more pictures are definitely necessary:

Get yourself a pair from Need Supply or direct from the folks at SeaVees. Either way it’ll run you $100 even.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Need Supply)

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