We just received the first models for the Crittenden Fall 13 line, and they are everything you would expect from this longtime menswear industry veteran, Crit Rawlings.
After 50 years of working for and leading such venerable names as Norman Hilton, Polo and Oxxford, Crit is now producing a line of soft coats for specialty stores that pays homage to the best days of the Ivy League Look. The coats are made in Tennessee by Hardwick Clothes, a 135 year old tailored clothing manufacturer that is still family owned. The coats, in Shetland Woolens that harken to the days of casual elegance, feature a 3/2 rolled lapel, lapped seams, swelled edges, patch pockets w/ flap and a hook vent. The unpadded shoulder has a forward slope. The construction and fit is very soft, a silhouette that looks as good with jeans and cords as it does with gabardine.
What is it about Fall that brings out the best in Bow Ties? I believe it’s Tweeds, and the unique mixture of textures and Autumnal Colors. Or is it the image of College, Weekend Tailgates, Brilliant Colors, and your Favorite Professor?
There are many images that come to one’s mind when thinking of England……. as a bird hunter I can’t get the country life and the Englishman’s love for his dogs out of my mind.
These are not Yappers; content with sitting on your lap and sleeping the day away. The Sporting dog is truly Man’s best friend, ready at a moment’s notice to take to the fields and woods…. and always there to greet you with a wagging tail when you arrive home! There should be an Olympic Event for these great athletes!
For over 150 years Harris Tweed has been hand woven in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The iconic fabric has stood the test of time through variances of fashion by being itself; a durable, warm, colorful fabric that identifies the wearer as a man of good taste. A large part of its charm is that in this highly mechanized, technology laden age we live in, every Harris Tweed cloth is still woven by hand.
This season americansuitstore.com is offering a Harris Tweed sport coat in two colors; the classic black/white herringbone and a brown/olive herringbone. In the month of August you can pre-order your coat at the reduced price of $249.95. All our coats are manufactured by Hardwick Clothes, the oldest privately owned mens tailored clothing manufacturer in America.
We’re huge fans of Oliver Kite, an English sportsman who broadcast a literate Fly Fishing show in England during the 60′s. Whenever we discover a forgotten episode, we like to share. As style mavens we are always interested in the classic English looks of the day.
A good blog this morning from Put this On about the differences between City and Country dress in late 19th and early 20th Century England—- and how today’s dress is influenced by those standards. Check it out here.
Pinterest is the latest social media phenom that is monopolizing people’s time. In the beginning it was the venue of brides-to-be, wanna be gourmet cooks and of course, fashionistas. Pinterest has now gone mainstream, adding over 10 million users a month and growing faster than Google+, facebook, myspace and youtube combined.