Growing up I was always a fan of Paddington bear and I am sure in many ways that little bear started my love for duffle coats. And the never ending search for the perfect duffle coat. Luckily, Selfridges has heard my cries and set up the Paddington Shop with the perfect royal blue duffle coat, £295.00
Founder, creative director and designer of the new line The Arrivals, Jeff Johnson is yet another former architect who has now turned his attention to the world of fashion. But Johnson has a larger agenda: to offer high-quality fashion at affordable prices. Yes, we’ve all heard that line before. But this brand lives up to that promise; every item in The Arrivals collection retails for under $700.
I am in love with their Lautner Moto jacket. Inspired by the iconic motos of the 60s, the jacket features classic details made in a heavyweight South American leather. My favourite part: the Lautner’s ribbed waist and cuff panels that provide a tailored fit. A steal at only $585
No Everybody Wang hmmm. I mean HM.
That’s right, as of November 6th, the world will discover Alexander Wang at affordable price points. And everyone who has never heard of Wang (yes, there are some) will push and shove their way to proclaim their love for him. That’s right, it’s that time of year again, the release of the H&M designer collaboration. But I am sure you have already heard about it and are already pitching your Hermès tent for the overnight line up. Is it worth it? Well that’s entirely up to you – how much do you love the Wang and how much do you love camping? Here are my picks.
Down Puffer Coat, $349 ’cause a puffa is cooler in metallic.
Windbreaker, $199 the over-sized bill saves this one from being bland.
Parka, $299 you should always be prepared to look like you’re in the Arctic, even on 5th.
Hoodie, $349 what? that’s right it’s made with real reptile (hence the price).
Shorts, $69.95 but most of those tank top asshole won’t be brave enough to rock them with the matching short but you will and should.
Trousers, $69.95 neoprene is dope, trust me.
I believe everyone should own a few obnoxious accessories (in their homes and in their closets) but this only works if you don’t take fashion/design too seriously. Yes, this negates my ‘everyone’ statement; many of you will simply look like you’re frontin’ with fluo sneakers. For the rest of us, leave us be to bask in the radioactive glow coming off these MMM babies. Available now, $500
Anyone who knows about my rather sordid and graphic history (graphic design, people), knows that I have a fondness for graphic artists. And I count Gary Taxali‘s art amongst my favourites in this medium. This fall, he has once again teamed up with Harry Rosen to launch a collection of five special-edition pocket squares. This is the second series of pocket squares. The capsule collection celebrates the art of flirtation for the modern man. Each pocket square has a flirty fun message such as “I ♥ Us”, “Wink/Why Not Me”, “Crushing Big Time/ Make It Count”, “Call Me/Never Call Me” and “You Had Me at Good Bye/My Feelings Like You”. This just might be the perfect gift to give that special someone you are crushing on. So who am I gifting? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. XOXO. You know you love me (and you know you love bad pop culture references). Available now, $95.
Trend Update: White Out shoes are out and Black Out shoes are now in. I know I told you Monday to stop wearing your crazy colourful ugly designer sneakers and opt for all white kicks for FW2014. Now it’s all about black out shoes. Fashion moves quickly. So keep up.