The Best Dressed Dude at Pitti 86: Dag Granath
Before we get into this, let me clear something up: You may recall the fact that I do not like bucket hats. I still generally despise bucket hats, and every bit of praise I’m going to throw at Dag right now could have been amplified sans bucket hat.
That being said, Dag Granath of the Swedish label Saman Amel absolutely killed it at Pitti last week. I was familiar with Saman Amal, but I had absolutely no idea who Dag was prior to seeing a shot of him taken by Tommy Ton. I’m not sure if you guys will agree with my absolute title of “best dressed”, but that’s what opinions are all about right?
The kits that Dag is wearing here are essentially perfect summer kits in the eyes of yours truly. The polo/rugby under blazer (with unkempt collar), braided leather belt, and navy/olive/white color scheme are all heavily involved in my personal summer wardrobe as well, and I think that might be why I gravitate towards these kits. They’re extremely versatile, comfortable, and appropriate.
Bottom Line: I didn’t see anyone else at Pitti this season hold down the casual, lived-in, tailored look remotely as well as Dag Granath did. This is heavy inspiration for the coming months.
Photos via Tommy Ton (GQ) and Neil Watson (Art & Hustle)
June 23, 2014
East Dane x The Pantalones Gift Card Giveaway
I hear the best things in life are free, but unfortunately that bit of wisdom doesn’t really apply to clothing. However, the folks over at East Dane and yours truly wanted to give you a little help with picking up that summer jawn you’ve been dreaming about. They supplied me with three $50.00 gift cards to give to you guys, and it’ll take about sixty seconds to enter to win one of them.
Firstly, if you guys aren’t familiar with the company, East Dane is an online retailer (a subsidiary of Amazon) that stocks higher quality menswear brands. You can find pieces from Gant by Michael Bastian, Aspesi, Glanshirt, Miansai, Mismo, Public School, Oliver Peoples, and a slew of other gnarly labels you’ll be familiar with.
So this is what you need to do to enter:
- Go to the East Dane "Designers Page"
- Pick your favorite brand or label and reblog this post with their name typed in the body
- That’s it.
Winners will be picked at noon on Friday, and I’ll send whomever wins a code for a fifty dollar discount. I’ll be selecting two winners from Tumblr randomly, and one via Instagram. Follow me on Instagram here. You can enter both competitions.
Good luck and pray to you jawn gawd for good fortune.
June 20, 2014
Pitti Uomo Day 3
Shot by Christopher Fenimore (christopherfenimore) for Four Pins
Appearances made by Breen and Trunzo of carsonstreet, as well as Simone Righi and Matthew Singer.
I have to say that this year’s display of street style has been extremely tame, compared to past years. I’m definitely not mad about it, just an observation.
Also, just to state the obvious here, the green/blue kit in the top image is FIRE FLAMES.
June 20, 2014
June 19, 2014
Checks and Plaids at Pitti Uomo 86
Shot by Neil Watson for Art & Hustle Magazine
June 19, 2014
Nick Wooster x Lardini
As I suspected, I’m not really into the collection as a whole. I’ve always loved Lardini, but I’ve never really been able to get down with Wooster’s style. Just not my thing. I could definitely get into that striped blazer though.
June 11, 2014
“I think a lot of us are fully capable, intelligent, creative people but if you’re not given the right task or a task that sparks your interested, you’re not gonna excel.”
- Wale Oyéjidé, of Ikire Jones
June 8, 2014
White,tan, and cream will be ruling my wardrobe this summer, alongside navy and olive.
June 6, 2014
You only need two colors, and you don’t need patterns.
Simplicity speaks volumes in a summer kit.
June 4, 2014
Carson Street Clothiers Sale
There’s some really great stuff on sale over at CSC. Brands like Eidos, CSC, Salvatore Piccolo, Drake’s, and Man 1924, as well as a range of other house favorites, are on heavy discount. I was in the shop yesterday and picked a few of my favorites (pictured above), but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Definitely check out the goods at Carson Street before you pull the trigger on any pieces over at the Mr. Porter sale.
June 3, 2014
Mr. Porter Seasonal Sale Picks
So as you guys probably know, the Mr. Porter seasonal sale is in full effect, and the legions of menswear nerds are checking their credit card balances and stocking up on ramen. I’ve already snagged a pair of Hartford linen draw string trousers, included on the list below, but I figured I’d put together a little list to show you guys what else I like, because I like you guys (and have nothing better to do with my time).
I’ve focused on some summer wardrobe building blocks in this list, and I tried to keep the pieces in a reasonable price range. There’s a lot of stuff on sale right now that is still ridiculously expensive. I chose my five favorite pieces that are still (for the most part) approachable in price for each major category. Hopefully this list can inspire a younger menswear enthusiast and help him snag some pieces to get that luxe summer wardrobe started and expanded. Baby steps, grasshopper; baby steps.
Coats and Jackets:
Blazers and Suits: