Geometric Print + Jersey Pants

Fashion’s association with frivolity stems in part from its disconnect with practicality. Beyond being just a barrier from harsh weather elements, clothing is often used to signal our gender identity, profession, mood, culture, or tribal identity. And for much of recorded history, fashion has also been used to suppress: corsets, for example, have been one of the most enduring forms…

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(All the) Layers

Punxsutawney Phil, notoriously bad forecast-hog, “predicted” six more weeks of winter last Friday. Given Phil’s poor record, I hold out hope that an early spring might still be in the cards, even if the 10-day forecast in my area looks grim. As it’s been so dispiritingly cold, I have inadvertently been dressing in a style best described as “homeless chic“–a… View Post

Obi Tie (+ ASOS Woven Peg Trousers with Obi Tie Review)

These “Woven Peg Trousers with Obi Tie” from ASOS were a last-minute addition to a haphazardly assembled wardrobe for a multi-day work trip; it was crammed somewhat ungracefully into the front pocket of my trusty Osprey Porter 30-Liter Backpack, after I realized I failed to pack any trousers for the week. I had hope that it would prove as wrinkle-resistant… View Post

Navy Duffle Coat

Promotional material (video link) for the second JW Anderson x Uniqlo collaboration started circulating online last week, and I am disappointed to say that, at first glance, the new collection is wholly underwhelming compared to JWA x Uniqlo 1.0. Unlike their first collaboration, which featured functional basics with JWA’s British touch–well-placed buttons, tasteful ruffles, colorful plaids–pieces from the upcoming collection… View Post

Review: Boden The Classic Shirt

Boden is running a really great winter sale right now (with free shipping on orders over $49). I just noticed that that “The Classic Shirt“ is on sale in most colors–the colorway that I am wearing here is 50% off, and dug up this post from a few months ago that I forgot to finish. The size that I am… View Post

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