With the winter weather finally here, it’s time to pull out the snorkels and parkas for that added layer of protection. The folks at Alpha Industries sent one of their N-3B Slim Fit parkas over to us to try out and we have to say we’re glad they did. It features a flight nylon outer shell with contrasting nylon lining and polyfill for a thicker layer between you and the elements. The slim fit cut coupled with the longer length give way to added insulation and a effortless look.
There comes a point in every man’s wardrobe when he has all of the basic covered. It is at that point, one begins to branch out and acquire statement pieces. This blazer from Nikolaj d´étoiles is one such statement piece. The light blue basket-weave check is accented by navy elbow patches and buttons, the notch lapel features an extended collar tab, and a ticket pocket is added for good measure. What stands out most to us, however, are the button holes: it’s two button front is anything but standard with it’s slanted button holes.
For sure it takes a certain level of panache to pull a jacket like this off, but it is certainly worth it for those up to the task.
I actually caught Pendleton‘s Vintage Fit Solo shirts at Urban Outfitters in the city a few days ago and even took the time out to try them on. The Solo Shirt is just like your standard slim dress shirt only in extremely soft wool. The best thing about these button downs is the size range — XXS to XL. That’s sure to make alot of people jump for joy.
Finding a good quality shirt is never easy. Finding a good quality shirt that fits? Well, that’s even more difficult. Brooks Brothers delivers a modern fit that’s closer to the body and works well for most body types. If you want something more relaxed, most of our favorite products are available in the iconic label’s Regular Fit as well.
The fall’s kicking into full gear now and with that comes the need for warmer fabrics. Flannel is an essential, yet obvious alternative. Brooks Brothers has this slim fit sport shirt in a cotton and wool blend. The button down features the original Polo button-down collar and smoke stacked buttons and the elbow patches are a much-welcomed touch. It comes in two different finishes, both of which are equally versatile for the winter.