Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jacket from Billionaire Boys Club: Things I Want

Okay, so for all of my high-browed talk about couture and color and coordination I am admittedly a sucker for something garish and contrasting. One summer I only bought shirts that had a floral theme. Yes, seriously. Luckily Paul Smith was doing some fun stuff that season.

So in that vein, I am always attracted to pieces from Billionaire Boys Club (brainchild of Pharrell Williams). It started last year with their hunting pattern jacket that I could not stop thinking about. Never got it but wow that could have been amazing.

Well now I've seen this wool check double-breasted jacket they have released and I kind of love it. Granted it's not as eye catching as the hunting jacket, but the fairly subtle (and large) check, the embroidered horse, and of course the double breast which adds some flare to the whole thing.

I could see myself rockin' this with some worn jeans and brown boots.

I found this via Hypebeast (quelle surprise!): BBC Hunting Jacket... go check it out!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sweater by Gant Rugger: Things I Have

What can I say... Gant is blowing up right now! What a resurgence into the U.S. market. Between their Collection line, Rugger, and the amazing pieces from their collaboration with Michael Bastian (the subject of a future "Things I Have" post), Gant has really leveraged the prep/trad trend, the clamoring for heritage, and the exact right price point to keep customer engaged.

Last month I was in New York and visited the Gant Rugger store on Bleecker. While small, it exuded a great sense of the brand. I initially was so enthralled with the lacrosse print green sweater from the MB collection but at the Rugger store I felt the cream and blue sweater shown below had more versatility. I was sold.

I think the fit is great. The warmth of the wool is a bit much for the L.A. weather but I am sure my winter travels will take me to a worthy climate.

As you can tell from this glowing report, I would suggest you check out the Gant Rugger website: but for sure find a store near you that carries the line. It is on fire and you'll quickly see why!