The Pantalones
February 24, 2014

My Perfect Kit:

Today I’m wearing a casual kit that I fall back on at least once a week when it’s a bit colder (but not freezing), and it always makes me feel like the coolest dude in the room/vicinity/campus/town. It’s classic and contemporary elegance in the most stripped down version, and it’s incredibly easy to pull off. I thought I’d share it with you guys:

  • Cashmere Blend Navy Chesterfield by Jil Sander for Uniqlo
  • Flat Face Watch by Tissot
  • White OCBD by Gant Rugger
  • Levi’s 501s
  • Loake Fenchurch Loafers
  • Confidence

Make sure you pop the lapel/collar of the coat and shirt, leave the ocbd untucked, and get some navy/white striped socks going before leading your followers and the women around you into the promised land. 

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January 7, 2014

Herring Shoes Sale:

If any of you have asked me for tight budget shoe recommendations, chances are pretty high that I mentioned Herring Shoes. Herring is a UK based shoe retailer that carries offerings from high-quality footwear brands, as well as their own house label. They are currently having one of their annual winter sales, and there are some awesome discounts on some incredible shoes. I picked out a few of my favorites and listed them below (keep in mind that stock varies from size to size): 

Herring Stow Suede Brogue Boots - $635 / $275 - These boots are made in Northampton England at the R.E. Tricker’s factory, the same plant that produces all of the Tricker’s line. If you’re looking for an awesome pair of boots to dress up a bit, these are prime. Full suede upper and Dainite Rubber sole, available in multiple colorways.

Church Prague Suede Penny Loafer - $495 / $285 - These are just a killer pair of loafers at an awesome entry level price for Church’s shoes.

Loake Jack Suede Brogue - $265 / $155 - These are an incredible deal, and they’re one of the most appropriate and versatile shoes for the coming spring season. Full leather upper and Goodyear welted leather sole.

Alfred Sargent Thompson Suede Monk Strap - $635 / $325 - These shoes are incredible. This is top tier quality at a very approachable price. I’ve always liked AS monks, and the Dainite Rubber sole on these takes them to another level. 

Herring Ferndown Leather Oxford - $305 / $190 - Lastly, a whole cut oxford offering for someone looking to get into a sleek pair of shoes. I like the green of this leather a lot, and the brogue style decoration is a great touch to a whole cut shoe. Goodyear welted and made in Spain, also available in brown. 

As a final note, I’d just like to comment on the quality of Herring’s customer assistance and experience. This brand is all about doing menswear the right way. They in no way sponsored this post, but I felt the need to let you guys know how happy I’ve been with my experiences. 

Also, the prices I’ve listed include shipping to the U.S.A. and exclude VAT taxes.

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October 10, 2013

Wear This: Alex Delany From The Pantalones

I was recently asked to contribute to a feature on Cool Material called Wear This, a weekly series that asks menswear bloggers and icons to construct an ideal outfit. The kit that I came up with is one of my ideal ensembles, in terms of color and layering, for the slowly cooling weather. Here’s the breakdown of the pieces:

  • Boggi Soft Cotton Jacket
  • Vanda Fine Clothing Pocket Square
  • Berg & Berg Cable Knit Wool Hat
  • Kent Wang Dark Green Rugby
  • Club Monaco Regular Weight Davis Chino
  • Berg & Berg Wool/suede Braided Belt
  • Berg & Berg Pinstripe Wools Scarf
  • Loake Kempton Chukka

May 10, 2013

WIWTOD: 5/8/13 -

Greg and I ended up on Princeton University’s campus the other day to shoot a little film. It had been raining all day, and the storm broke for about half an hour as soon as we got there. Princeton’s campus is absolutely beautiful, but the rain takes it to a whole different level. The complete soak of the downpour as we were leaving was definitely worth it. Greg got some incredible shots (more of which I will share later). Here are the details of my kit:

  • Chino blazer - Lands’ End Canvas
  • MTM poplin shirt - Neronote
  • Chinos - J.Crew
  • Silk knit - Sid Mashburn
  • Pocket square - E. Marinella
  • Loafers - Loake

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again; I strongly recommend a brown striped shirt. It fits seamlessly into any wardrobe and is incredibly versatile, although apparently uncommon. Here, it adds another element to the classic blue blazer/red tie combo. I’d also recommend a pair of light brown chinos, in place of khaki or gray. It’s refreshing, and frankly, a lot more interesting with a navy blazer. 

Photography by the man Greg Costanzo.

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April 25, 2013
Here are said Incotex trousers, with my suede Loake tassels. 

Here are said Incotex trousers, with my suede Loake tassels. 

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January 7, 2013
The Contents of My Shoe Cabinet, A Substantially Underwhelming Guide:

Someone recently asked me to break down the collection of shoes that I wear. I thought that was a pretty good idea, giving you a glimpse of what I own and how I’ve made purchases. I guess I’ll give you the shoes (excluding those used for athletics), how much I bought them for, when I bought them, and maybe some general stuff about them. I don’t know; we’ll see how it goes.

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Air Jefferson Cap Toe Oxford by Cole Haan:

These were the first shoes on which I spent a decent amount of money. I bought them for about $200 in the beginning of my freshman year of college. Over the two and a half years that I’ve had them, I’ve worn them less and less each year, but I still find myself wearing these every once and a while. They used to be a workhorse shoe in my wardrobe, but they have a rubber sole, so their appeal has diminished to me. Definitely the most comfortable leather shoes I have ever worn though.

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Antelope Suede Brogue by Herring Shoes

I got these for $150 dollars at the end of last summer, so I’ve been wearing them for about five months. I can definitely say that these are my favorite shoes that I own, goodyear welted, great color and last, and comfortable as hell. They are also made by Loake. I always recommend Herring for guys looking for a quality shoe at a responsible price.

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Two-Tone Suede Lo Pro Eras by Vans:

I’m going to just come out and say it: Vans are the ultimate sneaker. I don’t care; take your Tretorns or your NBs or your Jack Purcells or your limited edition CDG shits. Vans are, and always will be, my favorite sneaker in existence. I’ve been wearing Vans since third grade. They are still as cool as they were then. At the beginning of this school year, I snagged these Eras for fifty dollars, the steady selling point for Vans since forever. The best thing about vans, besides the iconic simplicity, is that you can skate in them. If you see me wearing another pair of casual sneakers, please, slap me.

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April 11, 2012

WIWT - We get casual b.

If you’re going to go untucked with your spread collar button-up, make sure it doesn’t look sloppy or blimpish. That means a tailored body, slim arms, and the right length (you can see the bottom button hitting just above my belt buckle). Photos by the lovely Amy Shusta.

March 13, 2012
They have arrived. Loake Lincoln Loafer: now mine. (Taken with instagram)

They have arrived. Loake Lincoln Loafer: now mine. (Taken with instagram)

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March 11, 2012

In 3-6 business days, these beautiful shoes will be on my doorstep. Goodyear welted, chocolate suede tassel loafers from Loake. Shipped from our brothers across the pond for an amazing $207.

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August 28, 2011
The pink in these Pantharella socks plays beautiffully with the brown in the brogues by Loake, as well as the brown in the socks. All in the details my friends.

The pink in these Pantharella socks plays beautiffully with the brown in the brogues by Loake, as well as the brown in the socks. All in the details my friends.

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