style icon: jason schwartzman

i realize it’s a little premature to call jason swartzman a style icon, but the dude knows how to dress.  from skinny ties to perfectly tailored suits to his own rod lavers.  his style seems to be a true reflection of his personality and that’s how it should be.  whenever i think about how i want to dress for the fall, i can’t help but think about last year’s band of outsiders lookbook starring schwartzman.  it’s a nice collection of sweaters, tweed sportscoats, khakis, and boat shoes.  more pics of the actor on the next page. 

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crescent down works for j.crew

speaking of vests…the j.crew collaboration with crescent down works (which i mentioned here a couple of weeks ago) is now available in their online store.  the vests is the same one i posted – the north by northwest vest – but in a fern color.  they also carry a burnished moss color (tan to you and me).  i’ll take one of each please.

for the ladies

great fall look for the ladies.  the vest is a nice touch.  i don’t see a lot of down vests on girls.  might need to buy one for the wife.

required listening

village green preservation society is the 6th studio album from the kinks and the last one from the original quartet.  it’s also their best selling.  i don’t know when the concept album began but this had to be one of the first.  the album explores the themes associated with country life.  “i miss the village green and all the simple people” davies sings on the appropriately titled “village green.”  it took me several listens to get this one, but once i did i never looked back.  check out “picture book”, “village green preservation society”, “johnny thunder”, and “starstruck” to start and then get the whole damn thing.

fall trend: camo

since camo never goes out of style in the south, it’s amusing to me to see designers put camo shirts and pants in their fall and winter collections.  i can certainly see the appeal.  it adds some flavor to your wardrobe.  i wasn’t really interested in this trend until i saw these pics on a treasury of.  the shirt hamilton 1883 sent mr. rees is quite a work of art.  slim-fit with acorn colored buttons from one of the best shirt makers in the country.  what could go wrong?  in mr. rees’ case nothing.  it looks great on him.  

fall trend grade: B (if you can make it look good then why the hell not)

hello moto

dear moto, where have you been all my life?  you make the best looking engineer boots i’ve ever seen.  why have i not heard of you until today?

from what little research i’ve done i don’t believe you can buy these anywhere in the u.s.  i hope i’m wrong because i need a pair as soon as humanly possible.  if someone has a connection to these boots, please let me know.  they are the holy grail of engineering boots (if you’re not in tokyo).

boardwalk empire

last night was the premiere of hbo’s new drama boardwalk empire.  i’ve never been a big tv person, but i feel like we’ve hit the prime time (pun intended) of television shows.  a good series to me is becoming more enjoyable than a good movie thanks to mad men, breaking bad, the wire, and several others. 

last night’s episode was directed by martin scorsese who sets the tone for the rest of the season.  set in prohibition-era atlantic city, boardwalk empire gives us a glimpse at the start of organized crime in new jersey (kind of like the sopranos except the set is a little more interesting and the clothes are much nicer).  i’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes.

ps nucky thompson, played by the excellent steve buscemi, is a great name for a character.  nice work writers.

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