9.30.2009

Glamping








Camp is always an element at Dean and Dan Caten's shows, of course, but for Spring, the twins took the camping theme quite literally. Not that you could call their take on the great Canadian pastime roughing it, despite the Budweiser 40s the models toted down the runway and the Band-Aids that presumably covered their bushwhacking wounds. Their cutoff shorts, tees, and jean jackets came tarted up with sky-high neon patent-leather platform booties and gray hiking socks and were tweaked with plastic coverings—the better to stay dry in the wild, presumably.Other outdoors gear also got the Caten treatment: Evening gowns wrapped in plastic so the stay gorgeous while hiking, Plasticized denim which is taking the idea of denim to the next level, and the simplest of ideas diamond bug brooches. The innovation and imagination is cranked up in the collection and in terms of fun its was one of the best shows in Milan.
As a side note I am looking forward to Paris next week.
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9.16.2009

Flat-top/High and tight.















What comes around goes around, and for me this is especially true for the "fade" or the "flat-top". This is a very short hairstyle similar to the crew-cut, with the exception that the hair on the top of the head is deliberately styled to stand up (typically no more than an inch) and is cut to be flat, resulting in a haircut that is square in shape. I have been rocking this style all summer, something about it just works so well for me. And interestingly enough it does not look the least bit dated. Grace Jones and Kid of Kid n' Play are the best examples and what comes to mind for most people.

9.13.2009

Its the most wonderful time of the year.


Thursday
September 10th - September 17th
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York, NYC
9:00 AM - Michael Angel Spring 2010 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
10:00 AM - BCBGMaxAzria Spring 2010 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
11:00 AM - Davidelfin Spring 2010 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
12:00 PM - Vena Cava Spring 2010 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Prabal Gurung Spring 2010 Collection, Flag Art Found'n, 545 W. 25th St., NYC
1:00 PM - Duckie Brown Spring 2010 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elie Tahari Spring 2010 Women's and Men's Collections, 11 W. 42nd St., 14th fl., NYC
2:00 PM - Chadwick Bell Spring 2010 Collection, ilili, 236 5th Avenue, NYC
Please rsvp to: rsvp@llrconsulting.com.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elie Tahari Spring 2010, Elie Tahari, 11 West 42nd Street, 14th Floor, NYC
By Invitation. Contact Kelsey Comstock 212-247-9299 or elietahari@hlgrp.com
2:00 PM - Mara Hoffman, Nicholas K, & Whitney Eve Spring 2010 Collections, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monique Lhuillier Spring 2010 Presentation, Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 2nd fl., NYC
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
L.A.M.B. Spring 2010 Presentation, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
3:00 PM - Ports 1961 Spring 2010, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
3:00 PM - Ports 1961 Spring 2010 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
5:30 PM - Jen Kao Spring 2010 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
6:00 PM - Where Fashion and Politics Meet: Staying on Message, The Museum at FIT, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, NYC
Hosted by Robin Givhan, Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion editor of The Washington Post, in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Iris Loeffler's Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Show, Cell Theater, 338 W. 23rd Street, NYC
September, 10th - September, 11th
6:00 PM - Catherine Malandrino Celebrates Fashion's Night Out 2009, Catherine Malandrino Meatpacking District boutique, NYC
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
DEX New York Fashion's NightOut Event, 224 West 30th Street, NYC
Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres, RSVP:rsvp@dexnewyork.com
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fashion Week Opening Party presented by Overtime Group and Depesha Magazine, Kiss & Fly 409 West 13th Street, NYC
Featuring a performance by First Movement, Music by DJ Sasha Alexander, Open bar from 8-9, Reiss Gift Bag while supplies last, NY Fashion Week Shows Raffle.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
BCBGMAXAZRIA & THE DAILY Fashion's Night Out Celebration, BCBGMAXAZRIA, 461 5th Avenue, NYC
Meet Max and Lubov Azria, Event to benefit the New York Police and Fire Widow's and Children's Benefit Fund, RSVP:FashionsNightOut@bcbg.com
8:30 PM - Body Painting Exhibition by Samnjo, Aspen, 30 West 22 Street, NYC
RSVP at http://samnjo.com
8:30 Open Buffet and Champagne for ladies and for gentlemen who are accompanied by two ladies.
9:30 Doors open for everybody & body painting exhibition.
11:30 Everyone on the dance floor!
September
11
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alejandro Ingelmo Spring 2010 Collection, 25 Mercer St., ste. 2B, NYC
9:00 AM - Cynthia Steffe Spring Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
By invite only. Contact Laura Thomas 212-343-8917 or cynthiasteffe@brandbuildingnyc.com
10:00 AM - Ruffian Spring 2010 Collection, Exit Art., 475 Tenth Ave., NYC
11:00 AM - Lorick Spring '10 Collection, Soho Grand, 310 W. Broadway, NYC
11:00 AM - Yigal Azrouel SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
12:00 PM - Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2010 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
12:00 PM - Twinkle by Wenlan SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
1:00 PM - Jason Wu SS 2010 Collection, St. Regis, 2 E. 55th St,. NYC
2:00 PM - Charlotte Ronson SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Bensoni SS 2010 Collection, Arario Gallery, 521 W. 25th St., NYC
3:00 PM - 3.1 Phillip Lim SS '10 Collection, 511 W. 25th St., NYC
3:00 PM - Luca Luca SS '10 Collection, Altman Building, 135 W 18th St., NYC
3:00 PM - Monarchy SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
3:30 PM - Zang Toi SS '10 "Toreros" Collection, 30 W. 57th St., 6th fl., NYC
4:00 PM - Cushnie et Ochs SS 2010 Collection, Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W. 22nd St., NYC
4:00 PM - Cynthia Rowley SS 2010 Collection, Gotham hall, 985 6th Ave., NYC
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Carlos Campos SS 2010 Collection, 12 W. 21st St., NYC
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Generra SS '10 Women's and Men's Collections, 415 W. 13th St., NYC
6:00 PM - Nicole Miller SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
7:00 PM - Costello Tagliapietra SS 2010 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
7:00 PM - African Fashion Show Collective Spring 2010 Fashion Show, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
Presented by ThisDay and Arise Magazine.
8:00 PM - Juan Carlos Obando SS 2010 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
8:00 PM - Erin Wasson x RVCA SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
9:00 PM - Indashio SS '10 "Jet Set" Collection, NY Times Building, 250 W. 41st St., NYC
September
12
Saturday
9:00 AM - Lacoste SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
11:00 AM - United Bamboo SS '10 Collection, Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St., NYC
12:00 PM - Ohne Titel SS 2010 Collection, 500 W. 36th St., NYC
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
YOUAREONTHELIST.com & Luxe Concierge VMA Gifting Suite, Pierre Hotel, NYC
RSVP to events@youareonthelist.com
1:00 PM - VPL by Victoria Bartlett SS 2010 Collection, Pier 59, West Side Highway @ 18th St., NYC
1:00 PM - Andy & Debb SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
2:00 PM - ADAM SS '10 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15 St., 4th fl., NYC
2:00 PM - Jeremey Laing SS '10 Collection, Milk Studios - 450 W. 15th St., NYC
3:00 PM - Richard Chai SS '10 Collection, Cedar Lake, 547 W. 26th St., NYC
3:00 PM - Academy of Art University SS '10 Collections, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
4:00 PM - Karen Walker SS '10 Collection, Altman Building, 135 W 18th St., NYC
4:00 PM - Richard Chai SS '10 Men's Collection, Cedar Lake, 547 W. 26th St., NYC
4:00 PM - Christian Siriano SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
5:00 PM - Alexander Wang SS '10 Collection, Pier 94, West Side H'way @ 55th St., NYC
6:00 PM - Altuzarra SS '10 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Band of Outsiders / Boy SS '10 Men's and Women's Collections, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
7:00 PM - Alice + Olivia SS '10 Collection, 415 W. 13th St., NYC
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Brandaid Project's "Masks and Mirrors", DvF Studio, 440 W. 14th St., NYC
Given by Diane von Furstenberg and Vanity Fair.
7:00 PM - Chado Ralph Rucci SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
8:00 PM - Vivienne Tam SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
September
13
Sunday
September 13th - September 19th
Detroit Fashion Week, Royal Oak, MI
9:00 AM - Lela Rose SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
12:00 PM - Toni Maticevski SS '10 Collection, Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St., NYC
12:00 PM - Reem Acra SS '10 Collection, 730 Fifth Ave., ste. 205, NYC
1:00 PM - DKNY SS '10 Collection, 711 Greenwich St., NYC
2:00 PM - Gerlan Jeans SS '10 Collection, Audi, 250 Park Ave., NYC
3:00 PM - Herve Leger by Max Azria SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
4:00 PM - Diane von Furstenberg SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
5:00 PM - Rebecca Taylor SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Rachel Roy SS '10 Collection, Cedar Lake, 547 W. 26th St., NYC
6:00 PM - Patrick Ervell SS '10 Men's Collection, Pier 59 Studios, #9, 2nd fl., West Side H'way, NYC
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Harry Winston Launch Party, 718 Fifth Ave., NYC
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Carmen Marc Valvo SS '10 Collection, NASDAQ, 4 Times Sq., NYC
7:00 PM - Elise Overland SS '10 Collection, Exit Art, 475 10th Ave., NYC
7:00 PM - Tuleh SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
8:00 PM - Custo Barcelona SS '10 Women's and Men's Collections, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
September
14
Monday
9:00 AM - Zac Posen SS '10 Collection, Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St., NYC
10:00 AM - Carolina Herrera SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
11:00 AM - Zero + Maria Cornejo SS '10 Collection, Hosfelt Gallery, 531 W. 36th St., NYC
11:00 AM - Carlos Miele SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
September, 14th 12:00 PM - September, 16th 8:00 PM
STAR RAW 20 STORE, 286 LAFAYETTE STREET, NYC
For 20 years G-Star has pushed the boundary of denim. To commemorate this milestone, G-Star their RAW 20 pop-up store in New York. From September 14th-16th a special "RAW 20" collection will be sold; an exclusive series of T-shirts, sweats, pants, and accessories. DJs from 4 - 8 PM
Beverages sponsored by Peroni.
12:00 PM - Jill Stuart SS '10 Collection, Astor Hall, NY Public Library
1:00 PM - Tracy Reese Spring 2010, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
By invitation, Contact LaForce + Stevens, tracyreese@laforce-stevens.com
1:00 PM - Donna Karan SS '10 Collection, 711 Greenwich St., NYC
2:00 PM - Tracy Reese SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
3:00 PM - Thakoon SS' 10 Collection, Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
"Suite Addiction" Trunk Show, Royalton Hotel, 44 West 44th Street, NYC
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Media Viewing, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm - VIP showing and mixer
The following brands will reveal product-L.A.M.B, Report Signature, Bracher-Emden, Casadei, Devi Kroell, Giuseppe Zanotti, Claudio Merazzi, Gianmarco Lorenzi, Barbara Bui, Pour La Victoire Shoes, Stuart Weitzman, Georgina Goodman, Givenchy, DSQUARED, Emilio Pucci, Gianmarco Lorenzi.
RSVP: thegarnercirclepr@gmail.com, RSVP is mandatory
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
J. Mendel Spring Collection, TBA
By invitation. Contact AO Production, fax 212-462-4426
4:00 PM - Rad Hourani SS '10 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., 2nd fl., NYC
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Barbara Tfank SS '10 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
5:00 PM - Sophie Theallet SS '10 Collection, Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St., NYC
5:00 PM - Tadashi Shoji SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
6:00 PM - Michael Bastian SS '10 Men's Collection, Exit Art, 475 10th Ave., NYC
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Douglas Hannant Spring 2010 Presentation and Store Opening Cocktail Party, Plaza Hotel, Terrace Room, NYC
6:00 PM - Tony Cohen SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
7:00 PM - U.S. Premiere Jane Campion's "Bright Star", Paris Theater, 4 W. 58th St., NYC
7:00 PM - Gottex SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
8:00 PM - Marc Jacobs SS '10 Collection, NY State Armory, 68 Lexington Ave., NYC
September
15
Tuesday
9:00 AM - Vera Wang SS '10 Collection, 158 Mercer St., NYC
10:00 AM - Badgley Mischka SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fashion and Politics Tour, The Museum at FIT, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, NYC
Curated by Jennifer Farley or Melissa Marra. Tours begin in the museum lobby.
11:00 AM - Brian Reyes SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Halston SS '10 Collection, 96 Spring St., 2nd fl., NYC
1:00 PM - Malandrino Spring Collection, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC
By invitation, Contact BPCM, malandrino@bpcm.com
1:00 PM - Pamela Rolland SS '10 Collectin, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
1:00 PM - Pamela Rolland SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
2:00 PM - Max Azria SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
3:00 PM - Dennis Basso SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
4:00 PM - Marc by Marc Jacobs SS '10 Colelction, NY State Armory, 68 Lexington Ave., NYC
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Christian Cota SS '10 Collection, Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St., 5th fl., NYC
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Betsey Johnson SS '10 Collection, Plaza Hotel, NYC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Temperley London SS '10 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Book Signing: The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman, Barney's NY, Men's 3rd floor,
6:00 PM - Willow SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MADE IN NEW YORK Cocktail Reception, Ganesvoort Hotel, NY
Made in New York presented by New York Girl Style cocktail reception host VH1 TheFabLife Libby Keatinge showcase Loris Diran and Kati Stern Venexiana at the Gansevoort Hotel rsvp:newyorkgirlstyle.com/rsvp
7:00 PM - TIBI Spring Showing, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
7:00 PM - G Star SS '10 Collection, Hammerstein Ballroom, 110 W 19th St., NYC
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti SS '10 Collection, Eyebeam Gallery, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
7:00 PM - Tibi SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
7:30 PM - Ron Arad: "No Discipline" Exhibition and Party, Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., NYC
Viewing, 7:30-9pm. Cocktail Party, 8:30pm-late. Given by Linda Evangelista and Notify.
8:00 PM - Narciso Rodriguez SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
9:00 PM - Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons & KLS Collections, Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd Street, NYC
RSVP: babyphatrsvp@havenllc.com
September
16
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Tory Burch SS '10 Presentation, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
September, 16th 10:00 AM - October, 2nd 4:00 PM
Richard Hambleton: New York Exhibition, 560 Washington Street, Door 37E (south of West Houston)
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida in collaboration with Giorgio Armani present the works of Richard Hambleton. The exhibit will be open to the public Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 AM - Michael Kors SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
September, 16th - September, 16th
11:00 AM - Nanette Lepore SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
September, 16th - September, 16th
12:00 PM - Oscar de la Renta SS '10 Collection, 583 Park Ave., NYC
2 showings
3:00 PM - Milly by Michelle Smith SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Peter Som SS '10 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Marchesa SS '10 Collection, Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W. 22nd St., NYC
5:00 PM - Alexandre Herchcovitch SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Way Beyond Fashion, curated by Robert Punkenhofer, apexart, 291 Church Street, NYC
Participating artists and designers: Acconci Studio, Hussein Chalayan, DJ MIRA*, Carla Fernández, Rudi Gernreich, Terence Gower, Edwina Hörl & so+ba,
Liquid Loft, Jenny Marketou, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Takehiko Sanada.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2009 SIMPLE CUT fashion & costume exhibit by Guiomar Giraldo, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC
Abrazo Gallery is pleased to invite art enthusiasts and collectors to the opening reception of Simple Cut, a multi media art installation featuring clothing, costumes + visual arts by renowned artist designer Guiomar Giraldo. The exhibit will be accompanied by a live-performance. Guests are encouraged to RSVP in advance due to capacity. The evening will conclude with an after-party at the same location. For more information about the event please contact: Guiomar Giraldo, giraldoguiomar@gmail.com, (646) 386-6322.
6:00 PM - Anna Sui SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gucci for FFAWN, Gucci, 725 5th Ave., NYC
7:00 PM - Doo.Ri SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
8:00 PM - Proenze Schouler SS '10 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
September
17
Thursday
MADE IN NEW YORK presented by New York Girl Style, New York City
Shop and support fashion & retail in New York. Visit www.newyorkgirlstyle.com/madeinnewyork for the Directory of Designers and Retailers.
September 17th - September 20th
Khirma Eliazov trunk show, Henri Bendel
10:00 AM - Ralph Lauren SS '10 Collection, Skylight Studios, 275 Hudson St., NYC
11:00 AM - Norma Kamali "Experience the Democratization of Fashion", Apple Soho, Theatre, 103 Prince St., 2nd fl., NYC
1:00 PM - Allude SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
2:00 PM - Isaac Mizrahi SS '10 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC
3:00 PM - Trias SS '10 Collection, The Promenade, Bryant Park, NYC
4:00 PM - Calvin Klein SS '10 Collection, 205 W. 38th St., NYC
2 showings
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Naeem Khan SS '10 Collection, 260 W. 36th St., 10th fl., NYC
6:00 PM - Tommy Hilfiger Celebrates Fifth Avenue Store Opening, 681 Fifth Avenue.
By invitation.
6:00 PM - Chocheng SS '10 Collection, The Salon, Bryant Park, NYC
7:00 PM - Ann Taylor "See Now, Wear Now" Runway Show, Celeste Bartos Forum, NY Public Library, NYC
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
threeASFOUR SS '10 Collection, Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC
8:00 PM - Tommy Hilfiger SS '10 Women's and Men's Collections, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC

9.08.2009

Drip Table









Emiliano Godoy recently designed the 'drip table', which is manufactured by Pirwi + Proteak. the piece is made from many small pieces of FSC certified thinning teak.

Emiliano explains his design:

'the idea for the drip table came out of several months of thinking about the manufacturer's capabilities and looking for a way to express them by showing their virtues. proteak are converting old farming and grazing grounds, now nutrient depleted and unproductive, into sustainably managed (and FSC certified) teak plantations. when they buy the land, if there's still some rainforest left they keep it and protect it.'

'when a teak plantation is started from scratch you need to plant trees very close to each other, to create the right conditions for the forest to grow in terms of humidity, soil retention, shadow, etc. however, once the trees start to grow you have to cut some of them down to make space available for the rest. this process is called thinning, and it has to be performed every few years in the process of creating a mature and productive forest, and once it reaches a certain point, you only cut mature trees while you wait for the new ones to grow.'

'the drip table was designed with this in mind. the table uses these large planks and stresses the nature of the small, original pieces though legs built from strips of different lengths. the ideas was to not only reveal the building method but also to place a special value on the individual and small wood pieces, and metaphorically, on the creation of new sustainably managed forests by means of small 'uncommercial' trees which by repetition and perseverance produces a stable and robust forest.'
My Thoughts...
I Love this. Conceptually its genius.

9.07.2009

Summer Wrap-Up/Fall Picks






WOW. Today is the official end of summer and I must say that it was filled with memorable moments. For me this will forever be the summer of American Apparel tanks and cut off shorts. I always love summer for the simple moments that it provides. Quiet evenings at the park with a good friend, or those shady afternoons spent on the porch reading. As well as the time that I spent in the Bahamas and in Atlanta.
I look forward to fall for the fun of dressing. The boots, sweaters, blazers, and other accoutrements. These Palladium boots I kept seeing throughout the summer.Palladium was founded in 1920 to make tires for the fledgling aviation industry. Tires were made by layering canvas bands underneath vulcanized rubber. Palladium’s expertise was so advanced that soon the majority of Europe’s aircraft were using Palladium tires. After World War II, with aircraft manufacturing screeching to a halt, the demand for tires decreased dramatically. Palladium decided to open a plant in Pont De Cheruy, France, to start producing footwear that was as hard wearing as their tires. In 1947 the legendary Pampa boot was born, and the functionality, comfort and durability were so outstanding that the French Foreign Legion adopted it for their use. The Foreign Legion put the boot to the test in the harsh desert conditions of North Africa, and throughout the rugged terrain of the Atlas Mountains. Today, the original design, classic lines and time tested utility are as relevant as they have ever been. Combining over 60 years of authenticity with modern manufacturing, premium materials and cutting edge styling, Palladium boots($55) are ready to help you explore your street, your city, or the world.The Leather shearling lined versions will be available on the Palladuim site late October, the canvas versions are available now on there site as well as Urban Outfitters.
As far as a coat, I normally lean toward something a bit more utilitarian but I find this solid tweed sportcoat from J.crew($265) just as practical. It has a modern silhouette with a narrow lapel, square flaps on the pockets and a slightly shorter cut. It also added traditional tailor-made details, like a felted undercollar (which makes the collar sit closer to the neck) and the finest-quality Bemberg lining. Of course, they started with the finest English wool. J.Crew seems to just get it right every season, It just so happens that I am somehow more willing to spend the money in the fall and winter on a single look.
Speaking of spending for my splurge item it would have to be the Tron jacket from the Calvin Klein Fall 2009 Collection. I can't even come up with a good reason to spend $1,695 on a jacket other than its so fly.
I hope that you have a good Labor Day and enjoy that last Cheeseburger of the summer.