[quote=LA Guy]I thought that I'd go with a pretty laid back outfit today. I thought that I'd stick with the Americana theme, this time anchoring things with Trovata's Defarkas hoodie, which I hear is selling out at an alarming rate (JEP boutique sold out, and Barney's in Boston just has 2 left after 2 weeks on the floor.)
I am usually not a fan of Trovata, at least not for men (whimsical details generally work better on women's wear), but I really like this piece. In particular, the heathered color makes the cardigan like details (toggle button closure and buttons on the side pockets) congruous with the hoodie design. Just don't be flashing the lining the way the Active Endeavors guy is doing. www.activeendeavors.com
I found the first picture on a Japanese site, where the hoodie was going for $224. I remember that Spruce hoodies were going for just a little less than that on a Rakuten site last year. Just goes to show that the value of imports cuts both ways. Also, why is it that Japanese sites have invariably better pictures? Word to American sites: get rid of the live models in wierd poses. Take a page from the Rakuten Explorer website.
I need some sort of tee under this, I think, The button up under the hoodie seems like over kill to me. I really like imagery and detail of "The Cast" tees, even though they are $80, and even at $64 with the styleforum coupon, they are still pricey. However, in real life, no-one is giving me wads of money to buy clothes with, so I'll splurge for this Cast tee. The wine color of the print contrasts well with the heathered blue of the hoodie-cardigan.
In real lfe, I always wear jeans, but again, this is not real life, , so I'm switching things up with a pair of pants. SInce I like cords, and Helmut Lang, and since Helmut Lang did his last collection, this pair (although very poorly photographed by Yoox and poorly fitting on their overly muscled model, I must say,) would do the trick. www.yoox.com
Of course, this whole deal needs a belt, and one in heavier, durable leather is needed to complement the rough textures of this outfit. I am going with the Engineered Garments for Styleforum teal blue coloured belt (*was* available online, here, for $175. Now, no longer available. But I have one coming my way!)
Shoes. Well, this outfit has a pretty collegiate feel to it, but a pretty expensive one as well. In the spirit of this, I am going to add these preposterously expensive kicks from Common Projects. Again. Note, in real life, I couldn't afford these.
what's the skinny/history on Common Projects? Trying to figure out what warrents the high price tag.