Let me start this off by saying in my last post about layers I might have jinxed myself. When documenting my time with a few friends for the post, the weather was a breath of fresh air literally. It was a great relief from having to deal with constant blizzards and deathly colds. But what are we back to dealing with now? Snowfall. On the plus side it hasn’t been as cold also the city is gorgeous when the snow falls moderately, it could be worse. Mother Nature needs to bring back the warm temperatures. I think we’ve all suffered enough.
Never the less the layer game is still in full effect; there really is no other way around it. This time around I played around with proportion and print. Those who know me can testify that I’m a fond of prints and textures. For me everything lies in the details, from how a shirt drapes off my waist to the fridge edge details on he 5-inch cuff of my jeans.
No matter the ensemble there is no substitute to effective detailing, no matter how insignificant you may think any detail may seem. An outfit doesnt always need to be loud and aggressive to speak or grab an individuals attention. Just like many things less can be more and style is no exception to this.
Montreal is in the awkward transition stage between fall and winter, why is it awkward? You really never know what the weather will be like from day to day one day may have a bit of a chill and the next way too much sun and others will have your teeth chattering. Weather lady isn’t really doing her job right, it’s as if she doesn’t know how to tell the truth anymore and is just as confused as everyone else throwing up temperatures that are way too misleading.
The crewneck sweatshirt is one of my favorite go to pieces for this awkward transitional period. It can be styled over a collar, even throw in a tie if you like to give it that sprezzatura touch. It’s a way good way to mesh a bit of ruggedness into an otherwise bland outfit, drawing from the unpretentious end of the work wear playbook. The grey crewneck is an all time classic it never fails, just be sure to ditch the gym bag and whistles.
“Sweaters are a versatile item of clothing and can be worn on top of almost any outfit. Sports sweaters, especially hoodies, are often worn on tops of sports kit while traveling to or from a sports ground. Sweaters can be worn with a dress shirt underneath (and optionally a tie), which has the advantage of allowing the wearer to have the option of removing the sweater when it is uncomfortably warm and still looking presentable in many situations. Layering and the ease with which it allows for temperature regulation is a major benefit of the sweater as an article of clothing. ”
When it comes to Camouflage what’s the first thing that comes to mind ? to be hidden, protected, secure etc. But Naked & Famous really must have missed that part ( in a good way ). We have seen so much camouflage this past season, by now I would have thought that I would be sick of it already ( S/S 2013 there will be a lot more Camouflage so get used to it ). As long as its executed nicely I’m always on board with it.
These pants will keep you anything but hidden, for some that may be exactly what you’re looking for. They are a lightweight with a medium-low rise. The fit is called “Weird Guy” , which is a slim fit and is tapered from the knee down. Did I mention these joints are double sided?
Not sold yet? Details, details, details its all in the details. The Camouflage Denim by Naked & Famous is double sided with a different base colour inside and outside. So if you’re like me and from time to time you like to take time to cuff or roll your pants before making your way out. You’d be adding a bit more detail at the same time, N&F has got it all covered.
It’s what we are all afraid of, we all try our best to avoid it as much as possible. Something like that one awkward friend from high school you spot at a party. You do your best to duck and weave and not to see him/her or at least not make any eye contact. But just like anything in life we are scared of there is a time we have to suck it up and get over it and deal with it.
Personally, I wear white denim all year round. The rule for saving white for the hot summer months is not anyway relevant to me, if you own it rock it. First things first accept the fact that your white jeans WILL GET DIRTY there is no way of stopping it or getting around it.
2. Quality, quality, quality! When purchasing white jeans do not cut yourself short on quality. When white jeans are poorly made it definitely shows. Try to avoid anything tacky and not necessary, such as frills, fake pockets, random zipper detailing, contrast stitching, rhinestones, the list goes on. Go for a clean minimalistic look.
3.What’s appealing about white jeans is that they give off a really classy clean aesthetic right off the bat and they look amazing with anything. Do not just take an easy route and pair them with a black polo, tee or button up. Keep the look alive with a denim button up or even floral’s such as myself.
4. BE CONFIDENT! White jeans are a little trickier to wear so of course they will take a bit more confidence and you must be comfortable. If you’re still hesitant on buying white jeans try a pair or two next time you’re out shopping. If you’re still on the fence after all that………
If your are not yet familiar with Naked & Famous, it’s about time you take that initiative and check out their work. While doing so you will come to find that Naked and Famous only uses the most unique and rare denim from Japan. Through out the production processing the mill uses a combination of old school and modern methods and practices, really giving the best of both worlds. Naked & Famous prides themselves on not only their production but as well as their aesthetic just as much. No washes, no embroidery, no gimmick just the best fabrics the world has to offer with modern construction.
Slim Shirt Chambray Selvedge by N&F is in a league of its own. The fit, the feel, and construction is top notch. With it being chambray selvedge it gives consumers the ability to “customize” their own fitting for this shirt just as they would if wearing out selvedge jeans. What’s also awesome about this shirt is that it can easily be dressed up or worn in a more casual minor. Pending on your personal preference. Just look at my buddy Darryl he’s thrilled in his N&F piece, why shouldn’t you?