It's no secret that you've been waiting for an affordable long black bomber to stunt in, so I can't imagine how fucking stoked you must be on this Topman Rogues of London jacket right now. Yes, it costs 280 USD, but the Rick Owens trench they clearly █████ this design from costs 1,994 USD, so you're saving like 86%. Although you will also be supporting a company with a history of blatant intellectual property █████ and serious workers' rights violations. Le sigh. I guess that's just the fast fashion Faustian bargain. I'd propose we all get to work on some sort of petition or protest, but it's Friday and I assume all you people do on the weekend is bet on fantasy football and/or copious amounts of cocaine.
Ever since I saw this dope Southwestern textiles exhibit, I've been seriously fucking with ponchos and tunics and all types of drapables, like this Abasi Rosborough God's Eye joint. Until now you were all "I don't see myself owning a fine Alpaca tunic made by the Mapuche weavers of Chile" but now you're all "Maybe" and shit. I get it: You're a flip-flopper. That's okay. You can't change the past, but you can learn from it and buy this 785 USD tunic. Your friends might grumble about the problematic implications of cultural appropriation, but you'll be too focused on striking modelesque poses and reenacting scenes from Pale Rider.
Friends, I'm going to say something that everyone running for president will never say: "I changed my mind". Back in July, I shared my recipe for a passable chili and in it I called for the use of ground beef. I made this prescription in good faith, believing it to be the best option for budding home cooks looking to get into the chili game. I have since learned that I was mistaken and I sincerely apologize. I know your forgiveness won't come quickly or easily, but all I can ask is the chance to earn back your trust. My road to culinary redemption begins after the jump...(that's what they call a tease)...
This Haversack double breasted coat was made in Japan, out of 100% wool, and has an incredible texture, like a patch of spongy moss or your old Ikea Toftbo bathmat. I'd actually be afraid of wearing a coat this cushy: what if its delicious blanketliness lulls me to sleep while I'm operating heavy machinery or waiting in line at Wexler's? Is Haversack going to assume responsibility for any damages incurred while I'm under the influence of this garment? I may not be an expert in liability insurance, but that would seem like an appropriate policy for purchasers of 881 USD coats to have. You can never be too safe, people.
Whaddup, fam? I'm back from wine country (PEEP THE PIX) and ready to wax philosophical about pricey garments like this Norse Projects Elka collabo, which will keep you hella dry. How dry, you ask? Drier than the 135 USD bottle of cab sauv I sipped in Napa *rimshot*. Shit, now I'm actually not sure what the greater flex is: drinking fermented grape juice worth more than your shoes or wearing a PVC raincoat that makes you look like Donald Sutherland's dead kid at the beginning of Don't Look Now.
Kiriko sells vintage kimonos and I really want one, like the above shibori jacket. I want one not only because they are gorgeous, hand-dyed, one-of a kind pieces, but because I want to be the kind of person who wears gorgeous, hand-dyed, one-of a kind pieces. The kind of person who drinks obscure green teas, purchased from an out-of-the-way rare tea and coffee shop that is run by a diminutive old man, whose limitless tea-related knowledge is balanced only by his unyielding apathy toward customers. I like to think that after a few years, we'd develop an unspoken trust between us and he'd start giving me samples from his personal tea stash. I guess what I'm saying is: it's good to support local businesses.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but if you don't agree that this Lemaire overshirt is perfect, then you are a goddamn idiot, because this shit is straight paradisiacal (look it up). It's got a mandarin collar, curved side vents, and two peerlessly-placed patch pockets. This joint is so French, it probably comes with a pack of cigarettes and an overwhelming sense of ennui. Pairs well with staring listlessly out of a window while sipping an exquisitely dry chenin blanc from the Loire. My advice? Drop 425 USD on this overshirt, then blow whatever's left in your checking account on a wine-tasting/shirt-wearing tour of the south of France.
Look out, people: apparently Zara found out about zippers and they are putting them on fucking everything. The results are decidedly mixed. While I kind of dig the quilted front sweater and have to admire the weirdness of the (so-called) blazer, I cannot in good conscience cosign those white jeans with the knee zippers that look like they came off an extra in Michael Bay's The Island. I'd write more, but I have to be honest with you guys: it's Friday and I'm having great difficulty communicating in anything other than emojis and GIFs. So to summarize, some of these joints are kinda 🔥, while some are kinda 🚽. Overall, they make me feel like:
Barena calls this joint a "Cardigan Todaro" and I have no idea what that means. To me, it looks kind of like a single-breasted peacoat, but no one wants to discuss sartorial semantics (ACTUALLY I DO. MESSAGE ME IF U DO 2). The thick knit wool-poly blend is a clear winner here, with that powerful diagonal movement, and the only thing better than the fabric is the next level Euroswag that this garment automatically confers on the wearer. If life were an RPG, which in many ways it already is, you'd only be able to cop this sweater-coat off an out-of-the-way merchant, who only accepts obscure gemstones dropped by the incredibly OP cave trolls in a dungeon on the other side of the map. Hey, stranger! Whaddaya buyin'?
Good news everyone! Unionmade has opened up the Archive for a four day sale and it would be downright irresponsible for me not to mention it, because the savings are fucking massive. We're talking fire garms for struggle prices, people. Prices so affordable, you'll actually consider buying something. I don't have a joke for that. But seriously, this sale is so legit, you might finally drop some guap on some finery. Might I recommend the following dope joints:
First and perhaps foremost: a bunch of the Golden Bear for Unionmade exclusives are on crazy sale, including these kickass varsity jackets that you can cop for a mere 109 USD (down from 335). Every time I step inside Unionmade, I spend half my visit standing next to the Golden Bear jackets, hoping against hope that the little Walmart smiley-face flies in and drops the price. And you know what? It finally happened.
This Magnolia Milo sweater from Samuji is on sale for 99 USD (down from 207) and you should probably buy it. The saddle shoulder construction is a cool detail that you can explain to your apathetic friends. Plus, that extra-long fit is so right now.
This is an Orslow cardigan. Do I need to write more? Yes? Fam, I am shaking my head harder than your parents when they found out you got waitlisted at all your safety schools. Anyway, this cardigan was made in Japan out of a lightweight cotton poplin and it's perfect. Buy it for 99 USD (down from 315) and claim victory over everyone.
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