August 22, 2011

Cinch Back Trousers From J. Press

I ran across these over the the weekend when I finally had a chance to check out the latest update from J. Press. (Highlights forthcoming.) Fantastic.

August 7, 2011

Indian Madras

This has been the kind of summer that makes me appreciate lightweight fabric on short-sleeved shirts. It also makes me appreciate the fact that I have slowly been adding to my collection of old and new Indian Madras button-downs. (Don't forget, although we most often associate the word with the particular variety of plaids we see on these shirts, Madras refers first and foremost to a cotton fabric woven in India.)
From top: Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Gant, Gant, J. Press

My sons got a head start on the Madras this year (and the patch variety to boot.) The picture below is from Easter. My wife made each of them pants from men's shirts. Eat your heart out, Crewcuts.

How To Survive Summer (Without Really Trying)

Birdies for the pool/lake/ocean.
Deck shorts with an added touch. (Don't fear the elastic.)
Baggies. Still a classic.

August 3, 2011

Mighty White

I picked up a pair of Spring Court sneakers on sale (around $14) at my local J. Crew a month or so back as a replacement for some Van's that are starting to look rough. The stark white is a little much for me but now that I have worn them a few times I'm starting to get used it.