Amiri Tie Dye T-Shirt
Mike Amiri is well-known at this point for modernizing rocker chic, producing perfectly designed skinny jeans and motorcycle jackets along the way. This season, he is branching out into more colorful and adventurous attire, such as this tee, which still encapsulate his label’s chill LA mentality.
Tainaron Blue Tower Retreat
You know why people don’t live in castles anymore? They’re fucking drafty. Amenities suck. They may not have privies. But what if you could stay in something like a castle without all those problems? And what if it has an amazing view? The Blue Tower has certainly won me over as a possible getaway.
Just Don Track Pants
This brand is a new one for me. A quick search reveals that they mainly sell sports apparel and shoe collabs on their own site, but on other sites, like Moda Operandi and FORWARD, they are currently selling on-point upscale streetwear to the masses. Maybe this is a sign designer Don C is moving to a more mainstream fashion business model.
Ami Sweater Vest
I know! It’s Ami yet again! But this vest is too amazing not to share! I have a fascination with argyle vests (and any vests, really) because even though they give off grandpa vibes, they can easily be mixed into modern outfits to make them more fun and adventurous. This one is even cooler because it’s not actually argyle. They just turned the diamond to make it into a plaid. FUN!! (ok, I’ll stop…)
Rick Owens Pouch
Men new to fashion have a difficult time accepting that bags are a part of everyday life. And I’m not talking about just backpacks, though upscale versions are adequate. I’m talking crossbody bags, messenger bags, briefcases, hold-alls, etc. But now, you can have a bag that’s not a bag, it’s a stuffed animal! How great is that!?
SOE Drawstring Shorts
SOE is another label that’s new to me this week, this one coming out of Japan. Designer Soichiro Ito has taken inspiration this season from artwork, which has recently become a sizeable trend in menswear. This piece also plays on the coral color I’ve been digging lately.
It’s no secret I love NOAH (I have their sticker on my laptop), but this season, I’ve been astounded with how many great things they’ve released. I couldn’t just pick out one piece to highlight, so I figured I’d mention my favorite pieces as of late: a striped popover drawstring shirt, a terrycloth sailboat sweatpant, a floral rugby shirt, and a zip-up short-sleeve drawstring shirt.
Another collection here because I couldn’t pick just one shoe that I loved more than the others. I’m normally not so enthusiastic about shoes, but each of these is pretty amazing in its own right and might be worth a small investment. From the left we have: Palm Angels Recovery sneakers, Rick Owens x Birkenstock Arizona sandals, Converse x Carhartt WIP Chuck Taylor All-Star 70s hi-tops, and Nike ISPA React Low WR sneakers.
All-Clad pans are generally considered to be the best you can buy. Unfortunately, they typically come with a considerable price tag. Right now, on Williams-Sonoma of all places, the brand is part of a larger sale that boasts up to 65% off their cookware. Now is the best time to pick up the best cookware money can buy for less than half the normal price. Get to it!