A marriage made in heaven, this seasons theme of outdoorsy chic is the check patterned shirt with a fine pair of jeans. Whether you want to go flannel plaid for a rogue woodsman look, a simple check for a more refined rocky mountain high kind of flair, or a posh glen plaid for a glass of a single malt before going on a fox hunt kind of a look, just get your check on!
Today’s featured jeans:
House of Cassette VHS Denim, Was $242.00 Now $146.00
House of Cassette is a denim label by Peter James Lee, previously Creative Director for Hudson Jeans. These jeans may come from LA, but they have little in common with most of the other faded, over embellished jeans produced on the west coast. Simple, sleek and so hip.
Shop Cassette @ Acrimony
April 77 Cross Blue Selvedge Jean in Raw, $118.00
April 77 sells an attitude and makes clothes inspired by underground music. All the clothes are affordable, so rock your wardrobe and not your wallet.
Shop April77 @ Revolve Clothing
Fabulous Blazers, Jackets and Cardigans to check out:
Corpus Moto Blazer, $330.00
Awesome plaid blazer in muted black and dark green. Just enough subtle dandy details, that make this blazer a standout for fall.
Shop Corpus @ Gargyle
YMC Gingham Biker Jacket, $100.00
Brown and hunter green gingham biker jacket from popular UK designers You Must Create. The jacket has antique brass hardware, an asymmetrical front zip, front pockets, and sleeve zip detail. A very gentlemanly take on a rebellious style.
Shop YMC @ Gargyle
YMC Check Cardigan, Was $200.00 Now $60.00
YMC check pattern button front cardigan is just the right amount of dapper for the downtown hipster. Relaxed fit to be worn as a layer or as an outerwear piece.
Shop YMC @ Acrimony
Shirts that cross every line:
DSM x Comme Des Gar?§ons Part Check Shirt, $291.64
Don’t want to go all the way? Here’s a safe bet that may entice your fashion appetite. Premium, slim cut cotton shirt with contrast check detail from the debut collaboration between Comme des Gar?§ons and their own London flagship store, Dover Street Market.
Shop DSM x Comme Des Garcons @ End Clothing
Lyle & Scott Longsleeved Check Shirt, $124.99
Button-down long-sleeved shirt from Lyle & Scott Vintage. This is a new design for AW09, and features and all over check pattern, that works as well for smart as it does for casual wear.
Shop Lyle & Scott @ End Clothing
Band of Outsiders Flannel Check Shirt, $214.00
Interpretations of classic shirting have been one of the key elements in Band of Outsider’s collections and this cotton flannel check shirt is a perfect example of this.
Shop Band of Outsiders @ South Willard
Gant Rugger Check Plaid Sport Shirt, $125.00
Not just your ordinary plaid shirt, Gant goes hip with this amazing plaid shirt that looks and fits great.
Shop Gant @ Barney’s
Barbour Reversible Cashmere Mix Scarf, $75.00
Premium cashmere and merino scarf featuring a large checked pattern on one side and block colour on the other with fringes at either end. This is a great example of Barbour’s premium knitwear, and is perfect for winter.
Shop Barbour @ Best Gear
–Nikki Cho Russo
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CORPUS Stick Acid Wash Jeans, available at Gilt Groupe.
Hey dudes, mozy on over to Gilt Groupe for the fantastic Corpus sale happening right now. I didn’t think skinny jeans on men could translate to a more sophisticated and somewhat grown up look until now. And, I’m loving the laid-back, reversible hoodies.
CORPUS Thin Striped Shirt.
CORPUS Reversible Hoodie in gray.
CORPUS Oxford Pullover.
The preppy J Crew regulars will appreciate the edgy-yet-polished stylings that Corpus offers. It’s better stuff than what I’ve seen offered at other third party retail outlets. Whatever category you may fall in, Corpus is made for men who appreciate individuality without compromise. Sale ends 8/28 at 9AM PDT.
SHOP GILT GROUPE
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Corpus RTW Fall 2009
by WWD STAFF
From WWD.COM (Full Story)
For their first presentation, Corpus designers and Ecco Domani Fashion Fund winners Jerrod Cornish and Keith Richardson demonstrated how far they’ve come from denim and T-shirts.
In men’s, their special blend of East Coast prep and West Coast street was best represented by outerwear such as a duffel coat with buckled leather straps in lieu of toggles, a velvet puffer vest and an all-black varsity jacket extended to knee length. A sophisticated blazer was cut from a workwear plaid. The collection had a high degree of texture, especially the knitwear. Everything still relates to jeans, staying close to Corpus’ roots.
As for women’s, the Corpus girl is street smart and borrows from her boyfriend, so the designers offered her femmed-up options for fall, such as a plaid silk blouse and a full skirt in black techno fabric.
–Nikki Cho Russo