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A preamble to the Dressed for Dinner gift guide: Adrian+Shane t-shirt stocking stuffers

Artists Adrian et Shane have decided to hand stencil some t-shirts, and their slogans are awesome. I stopped liking t-shirts with slogans a long time ago, but above are two of the best (in my opinion) from their mini-collection. I like the notion of illustrating what clothing you’d wear should you be in the position to be gangbanged (why not, you deserve it) and I really like the idea of wearing a shirt that says Diet Diet when I am quite clearly on anything but. Buy these for me for Christmas. I wear a large. And buy some for yourself too, because tis the season to be gangbanged and wear ironic t-shirts (since we’re going to be meatpilin’ until January, at the very least). You can buy them here »

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COMUNE fall/winter 2011: how to dress simply, but well

Gentlemen, meet COMUNE, a brand from LA that couldn’t be further from what I view as “LA.” I’ve tried to let my imagination run wild (yes, even trying to picture the COMUNE model as Emile Hirsch in Lords of Dogtown), and I’m still not really sure how COMUNE is based out of Los Angeles, but that’s neither here nor there (clearly they exist somewhere, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about ’em). They call themselves a lifestyle brand, and that lifestyle—as you’ll plainly see—is one that relies on minimal effort, like a one pot meal.


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Junya Watanabe reinterprets the field jacket

Junya Watanabe makes amazing jackets, plain and simple. I was coveting the duck jacket, and now I want this reinterpretation of a field jacket, complete with leather patches, wool flannel and drill cotton. The best part is, the hood is detachable, and I seem to have this problem where a hood does not welcome my gigantic head, so a point always forms at the top and I always seem to look like I’m representing a non-existent fashion branch of the KKK. Frankly, that’s not really what I’m going for.

 

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Fluo Collection from Dover Street Market x The Cambridge Satchel Company

Sorry about the hiatus. I recently started a job as the Associate Online Editor of The Goods at Toronto Life and I wanted to settle in before I jumped back into this beard’s eye view. Look forward to many BEARDED entries on the way. But first, these bags (above) by Cambridge Satchel Company. There’s something about aggressively shocking patterns, colours and textures that makes me feel good about myself. I have an ever-growing collection of colourful socks and underwear, but I’m still on the look out for some brights to add to other areas of my wardrobe (that aren’t plaid, gingham, or buffalo check). This is it. These bags are so incredible, complete with the traditional satchel packaging that I’ve long been in love with, only in vibrant colours (the green is my favourite). If I can somehow order it, it’ll be my summer bag, without a doubt.

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UNIONMADE Fall/Winter

UNIONMADE GOODS carries brands from Alden to Woolrich and their fall/winter look book reflects the vast catalogue of brands, but also the threaded aesthetic among them, which for fall/winter is design inspired by anything and everything rustic. You’ll notice hard-wearing uniforms that take reference from the collegiate, fisherman, Navajo and the blue collar workman. This is a pretty wide reaching theme in contemporary menswear and the vibe of this shoot really hits the nail on the head – old generational comforts, with modernity in mind. .

Check out some of the great exclusives seen in the look book above and below.

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Junya Watanabe Duck Jacket

Leave it to Junya Watanabe to reinvent the chore jacket. What would normally be a boxy nostalgia offering has been updated with duck canvas, corduroy, leather and plaid flannel (on the sleeve). It is one of the best jackets I’ve seen in a really long time – apart from the Gloverall duffle, which will never go out of style. For a trend item, this is pretty close to perfect.

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Something to Swear by this Summer

These shoes by Swear in London are incredible. Mismatched colours add an oddball sense of humour to your outfit (which, in my opinion should comprise of solids – anything else would be overkill), but the formal construction means you could wear a smart blazer or linen suit and it would still look fairly dapper. I think I’d prefer these with a darker lace, because they look a tad too virginal for my tastes. Otherwise, this is a great summer effort from Swear and likely a favourite for any ol’ dandy.

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