So, we’ve had some pretty enjoyable weather and I thought I’d share some fits for the last few days. Mostly to just say how much I love Daiki Suzuki era Woolrich Woolen Mills, but anyways. I have to say that the two pieces I own (thanks to 70-80% off sales) from McNairy’s work over at WWM are really nice. They fit is more refined, which I don’t care much for, and the rise of the pants is WAY lower – but it still feels the same construction wise and fabric selection. Details of the individual pieces are:
Top: Columbia Knit OD 100% cotton beanie, FW12 WWM Orvis shirt in blue chambray, FW09 WWM Coated Ripstop Field Jacket, Workaday fatigues in reverse sateen, New England Outerwear 3/4 Boot.
Botton: Columbia Knit OD 100% cotton beanie, FW10 WWM Parka Olive Ripstop, FW12 WWM Cargos in High Count Twill, FW12 Engineered Garments Workshirt in blue chambray, New England Outerwear 3/4 Boot.
This years summer has not been anywhere near as hot as it previously has been. I love my layers, and try and get away with really light ones during the summer. Chambray + olive drab forever.
Over the past two years I’ve slowly put together my wardrobe. Since I have no local shops to actually try stuff on, shirting was really difficult. I was totally against slim fitting shirts, and that’s really what the market is filled with right now. I began to slightly obsess over the fit and construction of the Engineered Garments work shirt once I snagged my chambray. I’ve broadened my horizons since then, and will continue to do so, but I stick with what works for me. High gussets, lots of pockets, long-lasting fabrics, made in America, and absolutely no button down collars. Shop smart, and wait for sales. I know a lot of people steer clear of brands like Woolrich Woolen Mills, Engineered Garments, Post Overalls, etc because of the higher cost… but when you’re still wearing it in 5 years, it’ll be worth it.
One of my biggest style inspirations and hands down favorite designer, the man himself, Daiki Suzuki understands that wearability is key when it comes to garment design. I’ve built my wardrobe around various Engineered Garments and Woolrich Woolen Mills pieces because they all go so well together. A few years ago when I decided I wanted to put together a wardrobe that I wouldn’t get tired of, or that wouldn’t get out of style; I focused on putting together things that could just be “thrown on” and look good. This Knockabout shirt was one of the first American made shirts I purchased, and I’ve been wearing it none stop for the last few weeks. This is seriously the type of garment you pass down to your grandkids (if it’s still cool by then). Tons of pockets, triple-stitched throughout, and an amazing fabric. The Engineered Garments Workaday line is just basic, functional clothing made with top quality fabrics and sewn together by some seriously skilled workers in the New York City Garment District. These Workaday fatigues boast a more baggy fit and are seriously the most comfortable pants I’ve worn. The reversed sateen is super soft but really durable. Just simple, well made clothing that will continue to look better the longer you own it. Don’t buy a lot of stuff, just buy stuff that’s well made, that you like, that ou can easily wear, and that won’t fall apart on you.
First of all, it’s been almost two years and my legs have never been visible on here. But it’s starting to get so damn hot its time to put the denim away for a bit. This lightweight Woolen Mills Upland jacket is perfect for layering and has so many neat pockets for storing things. I know the Birk’s aren’t made here, but they’re a classic for Summer. Takeshi over at Post hooked me up with some shorts that he wasn’t wearing anymore (thanks again dude!) and they’ve been getting tons of wear and tons of stares.
I just felt like taking photos today. Which also so happens to be, laundry day. I enjoy washing my clothes, and driving my fiance nuts because I just throw them all in together and never separate anything. They always come out looking better (and smelling) than before.
Another camera, another In Detail’s post. The 5D will be back this week, and I’ve got a couple of things I’d like to shoot – so until then! This HBT (herringbone twill) camouflage hunting jacket was a flea-market find that I stumbled upon yesterday for $10 bucks. It’s vintage “Ted Williams Approved” for Sears Roebucks. I will post the details about it when I’ve got a suitable camera. It fits almost perfect, and is in great shape. I’ve loved this fabric and although there’s been a huge uprising of brands using it lately, it’s still a classic. More history behind it can be found over at ACL - so read up if you’re into that kind of stuff. Imogene + Willie Ebbet’s Field Flannels cap, Post O’alls Cruzer vest, and a Woolrich Woolen Mills Knockabout shirt is everything else I’ve got on. I’ve been alternating between my Tellasons and these Rogue Territory Stantons’ to get them broken in before the hotter weather comes this way. And, yet again… Red Wing 8131 Moc-toes.
We’re finally getting that Florida winter. Those 35 degree mornings are welcomed with the warmest of arms. Hopefully it’ll stick around for awhile this time. Classic BDU jacket done proper by Post O’alls, also in the nicest twill I’ve ever laid my hands on. Few years back Woolen Mills Guide shirt, and double-indigo Rogue Territory work trousers.
So, it’s pretty obvious that this Engineered Garments work shirt is my go-to, especially this chambray one. Extremely wearable and simple. I seem to always be wearing it on the days I decide to snap some photos for the blog. But seriously, best shirt ever. You will get your money worth and then some. Wash after wash, it just gets better and better. The jacket is a few seasons old, but one of my favorite Woolrich Woolen Pieces that I’ve wanted to track down and finally found for a steal. The fabric on it is a coated ripstop, that is awesome for two reasons: it’s water proof, and it takes on some really great wear patterns due to the rigidness of it. I really dig the stitching on the collar. The reason behind it is to keep the collar sturdy and allow you to flip it up for years to come. The pants are Engineered Garments, and the boots are my Red Wing 8881′s that have finally made it past the break-in period. I’m just noticing how much I’ve been into olive drab lately… but that’s another story. This whole full frame thing is new, and I’m trying my best to get used to it.