Got a chance to check out in store what's coming in for Fall... some real nice basics, many of which I recognize from a few years back. My personal tastes run towards undistressed, un-fucked up, unlabeled RRL. Apart from a few applied patches, this season's themed collections all go easy on the "aging" and "customization"
Was most interested in this gray henley, which turns out to be cut very large (most definitely size down one or even two sizes - I'm a large in the standard RRL long sleeve waffle henley and for this one, the small fit me right). It's a nice heavy piece but the serge stitching around the collar and placket looks kinda sloppy.
This wool blend is super soft, almost feeling like angora. It's weird and a little too comfers-cozers sweater for me. Your girl might like it though.
Fall 2013's peacoat is a WWI type model with the four pockets, uppers for hand warming and lowers with flaps. The buttons don't have stars and are made of plastic. I guess genuine horn 13 star buttons aren't coming back again. Really nice melton wool, maybe not at the Buzz Rickson or McCoys level. At $690.... nah thanks.
The neckties are mad boring club patterns that do nothing for me. I'll take a pass on the doodoo brown bandanna too, thanks. Speaking of bandanas, can we get some selvedge and indigo discharge guys popping?
Selvedge is hardly seen anywhere but in the denim jeans and heavy officer pants, which still have too high a rise I'd say. None of the two dozen shirts I saw had selvedge on the placket or gussets.
This sweater is a perfect neutral color and simply classic. It's heavy wool that will shed water and won't stretch out. Best piece of the season.Edited by subdivide - 9/18/13 at 5:44pm