Archive for August, 2013

style icon: michael caine

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who says you can’t wear loafers with a suit?  sure as hell not michael caine.  in fact, i couldn’t find a picture of him not wearing loafers (and few without a cigarette in his mouth).  if you’re a suit-and-tie to work kind of guy, then michael caine is your style muse.  his suits were tailored to perfection by the late great english tailor doug hayward.  hayward tailored his customers suits to savile row standards, but with the relaxed aesthetic of italian design.  caine finished the look with thick rimmed glasses, a thin tie and a cigarette.  it worked as caine is often regarded as one of the most stylish men on and off the silver screen.  and if you haven’t seen caine do work in get carter, do yourself a favor and rent it this weekend.  it’s a classic.

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penfield gibson jacket

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it’s been a rainy summer here in nashville.  i’ve had to wear my 10 year old northface rain jacket almost every other day.  and, i’ll be honest, i’m a little self conscious about it, because of it’s fratty nature.  i bought it when i was in college; it’s time to update my rain gear.  enter the penfield gibson jacket.  it’s a light-weight, fitted rain jacket made of penfield’s signature hudson waxcloth.  you can buy one on penfield’s website or at j. crew.  i may not be able to wear it while i’m camping with my bros (i don’t camp btw), but it will keep me dry from my car to starbucks.

superga classics

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the first time i saw a pair of superga sneakers i was in 8th grade.  one of my friends had invited a french exchange student to live with her for a few months and these were the only shoes she packed.  i thought they were some of the most heinous sneakers i had ever seen – which means they were destined to be cool 15 years later.  honestly, they’re probably still not “cool,” but I’m not worried about it.  they’re incredibly comfortable, easy on the wallet and you can throw them in the washing machine when they start to stink.  who knows maybe i won’t look like a tourist when i finally book that trip to europe.  you can buy your very own here.

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