Trav : It’s always good to have some sort of knowledge about the patterns and fabrics that we constantly indulge ourselves in, whether it’s flannel, houndstooth, tweed or herringbone. Classic British style comes to mind when I think of a pattern such as houndstooth. The savvy yet tailored classic look from our brothers across the pond seems to be at the root of many patterns across the board. Various houndstooth pieces I have seen were just too busy for my personal taste. I was however lucky enough to come across this beautiful Polo houndstooth wool shirt. Houndstooth is a duo tone textile pattern, characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes. I particularly love this piece because it sticks to a more toned down classic look. The piece almost has a sort of ‘tweedish” look ( one of my favorite fabrics as of late). After Josh’s previous post about different patterns I felt it would be appropriate for me to follow suit on the topic. Patterns similar to this are just perfect for layering during the fall season.
Trav – Ralph Lauren Houndstooth shirt | Uniqlo turtle neck | Nudies | L.L Bean Rubber Mocs
Fit Details: I’m wearing a Polo houndstooth wool shirt, I actually purchased this shirt for next to nothing from a thrift store. I had to make a appointment with our tailor Pablo (Stanton Tailor Shop) to get the shirt taken in a bit for a more tapered slim look. With the fall season comes relentless layering calling for the cream Uniqlo turtleneck underneath a brown uniqlo v neck shirt. The bracelets are produced by brothers and leather makers Billykirk. We recently stopped by their Jersey City studio and had the chance to spectate on how everything comes to fruition. The shoes are L.L. Bean Rubber Mocs, they are definitely one of my favorites. The sizing on these bad boys are really off so if anyone is planning on purchasing size down two. I wear a 9.5-10 and an 8 fits perfectly.
* UPDATE * – To view how LL Bean boots are made click this link – very interesting *