Dockers ’Men of Style’ featured Northeast Ohio’s own Michael Williams, co-foudner of Paul+Williams and creator of one of the best menswear/Americana blogs, A Continuous Lean. Michael expresses his thought on classic styling, where he finds inspiration and what he wants to see his grandson wearing. I cannot agree more with what he has to say and I have already started to influence my own son on how important classic styling is to a man.
The Vans Authentic is my spring/summer shoe. It’s simple, classic design allows it to be worn with anything and more importantly it allows me to feel younger than I am, without looking like a total poser.
I’m a traditionalist and always purchase the Navy or Off-White, but these Black Chambray versions on Steven Alan caught my eye. While still classic, it takes the Authentic to a whole new level and expands their wearing occasion. The only thing better than black chambray would be grey, or true indigo. For only $52.00 they are a worth a try.
Ben Brockland & David Palmer set out to build a better mousetrap. Well, not really a mousetrap, but a better fitting undershirt. They felt the traditional, run of the mill cotton undershirts were too big, baggy and did’t fit well when worn under a classic button down. The two were so passionate about this they took their own money and founded Underfit.
Underfit uses a fabric called ProModal, which is made up of Modal, Tencel and Lycra. These fibers allow ProModal to be soft, functional and form-fitting. This fabric is then made into the classic v-neck or crew neck undershirt. This final product is a comfortable, well fitting undershirt. I personally tested the product and at times I even forgot I was wearing it.
The best part about Underfit is that Ben & David didn’t go overseas or off-shore for production. The ProModal and Underfit shirts are both made right here in the USA and carry a 100% Money Back Guarantee.
A few weeks ago, Lands’ End Canvas made a simple re-design of their logo, a change that I feel is for the better. Along with this came a short statement that expresses the vision of the brand.
‘Take to the Open’ is the title and it makes perfect sense. Canvas has a deep rooted history in it’s mother brand Lands’ End, which is mentioned, but more importantly, the focus is on the brands future. While it’s important to look ‘back’, it’s even more important to be ‘looking forward’ and Canvas is making a clear step in that direction. It is quietly and slowly separating itself from the mothership, which can been seen in its product, marketing and new brand logo. The proverbial training wheels are off and its now time to see if Canvas can take that ride we call retail on its own.
(Disclosure: The Noble County Gold curator was previously employed by Lands’ End/Canvas and received no benefit from them by posting this story.)
Wtaps @ Tres Bien Shop
Bucket Hat @ Patagonia
Suppertime @ The North Face
Engineered Garments @ Jonathan & Olivia
Team USA @ Ralph Lauren
Basic White Bucket @ Amazon