Perfect for cozy P.J. rides to your girlfriends parents place for the weekend:

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This isn’t the first time SOPHNET hit the side of a flannel with camouflage.  Good call on the multicam this year because it’s hot… Kryptek would have been cool too.  Notice I specified I liked the multicam… not whatever that urban-multicam grey bastardization is on two of the shirts.

Most girls just won’t appreciate the multicam detailing.  Going to her parents for the weekend you tried to push the envelope a bit and wear something fall appropriate with a collar, but not look like some boring J.C. Penny lame… she won’t shut up about how it’s too casual.  She knows you keep an extra kit stowed just for emergencies so watch out for that “Oops, turbulence caused me to spill mimosa all over your chest” move.  Girls can be sneaky like that.  Just tell her you’ll turn the plane around if her ass keep complaining, and it’s a wrap.  Her young guy cousins and you will bond over the multicam, you’ll toss beers back and poke fun at the struggle Movember staches they are all cultivating, probably shoot some quail or something, everyone will love you, and all in all it will be a good weekend trust me.

¥24,150 ($242 USD) over at SOPHNET.

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Loud camouflage socks:

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$40 over at Nice Laundry.

At the end of the day isn’t that #menswear life all about quietly announcing to other guys how superior you are, as often as possible?  If some ways happen to be inexpensive, then great.  Sure $40 per pair of socks isn’t cheap if you’re used to buying Costco 12-packs.  How many socks do you really need though?  I suppose the first question should be how often do you do laundry?  If you do laundry once a week, and want a bit of a buffer then 10 pairs of socks would probably do it.  I don’t have a specific laundry schedule, so I have like 30+ pairs and have even bought more instead of doing laundry.  I was actually thinking that I needed some nicer socks a while ago, so I’ll probably add at least a pair of these to my drawer.  Good to have on hand when you know you’re going to be chilling out in public, casually throwing an ankle onto your opposite knee where your denim raises up causing the sock to peek out.   Random people are not likely going to tell you how great your socks are, but when you catch them doing a sideways glance then quickly looking away you can chalk it up as a win.

Hat tip: Matt

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Lanvin sees how far they can push a basic M65 price point:

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At $2975, this jacket is made specifically for ballers who don’t give two shits about money.  Lanvin doesn’t come right out and say that of course, but it’s implied by the fact they took the M65 silhouette, and basically the only upgrade they did was add a tonal shearling trim and a bit of leather.  Choice move Lanvin, I see you.  This type of jacket definitely caters to the same people who buy $600+ blank t-shirts just because they can.  I’m not at that level yet, but I aspire to be.  When I’ve arrived no one will know it, but you can believe I’ll be wildin’ doing shit that’s way out of your budget.  First day I have this jacket I know I’ll spill mustard on it when an errant piece of my porchetta sandwich decides to break free.  Because I’m ballin’ I’ll likely never bother to dry clean it or think about it again until my maid finds it crumpled up in the corner of my den and takes some initiative.

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Nanamica flips it and reverses it:

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Nanamica makes a lot of cool shit.  This isn’t surprising because the company is Japanese, and they operate on a whole other abstract plane when it comes to cutting and sewing fabric together.  Like in the case of this field jacket… the three different shades of green (that “forest” green for the shoulder and elbow patches I wouldn’t even consider a military color) is an interesting move.  I’m not mad at it though, it just works.

I like how in a display of flagrant flexing, the retailer shows off the interior of the jacket.  This starts in picture 5/7 when they are like “oh check out how we casually folded open the corner… you like?”… then 6/7 they are like “fuck it, we’re going in” where they full on turn the jacket inside out, and 7/7 the ultimate flex is when some branded seam taping is zoomed in on and revealed.  What do you know about branded seam taping?  Nothing? Yea, I thought so.

Is that lower interior woodland camouflage pocket made to fit sunglasses?  Damn that’s hot.

£567 ($907 USD) over at Oi Pollio where you get a 20% VAT “Value Added Tax” tax placed on you if you’re from the European Union.  Not sure what “value” is being added for EU customers; why you gotta be like that EU government?  Just quit fronting and call it a LOLBWCT (LOL Because We Can Tax).

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Beams+ with this anorak:

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I’ve always had trouble with pullovers.  I like the idea in theory, but in practice I’m more of a layers-with-adjustments kind of guy.  Full length zipper, snaps, velcro… you guys know what I’m talking about.  Your commitment to the pullover has to be unwavering… or you need a damn good “out”;  If not you’re doomed for failure.

When you’re bout that pullover life you have basically two options:

1) Become a meteorologist – By this I mean you need to leave the house knowing the barometric pressure, weather systems, and all the seasonal quirks of your locale.  If you don’t take this seriously you’re going to regret it and end up either freezing cold or a sweaty mess… there is no in between when you’re rocking a fleece lined tube.

2) Understand the temperature regulation limitations and layer accordingly – Making the mistake of rocking some piece of shit t-shirt underneath your pullover, although seemingly a safe move, is going to screw you over spur of the moment when your body temperature rockets up 20 degrees.  Picture yourself in an upscale coffee shop making moves on your laptop / counting money. The sun moves across the sky while 20-30 year old hipster chicks eye you like a piece of meat.  You picked the spot by the window in the shade (3 hours ago) but that sun does what it does and creeps across the sky… all of the sudden you’re at a crossroads, either burst into flames or whip off your pullover.  Wanting to live another day you remove your Beams+ pullover as the girls observe with bated breath. Pullover removed, you can read their faces, “Cats and laserbeams? … the fuck?”.  You’re going home alone, and without any numbers… fail.  The choice was yours, you could have done a button-up / tie underneath and left with one on each arm.  Take notes.

£238 ($381 USD) over at Oi Polloi.

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Beams+ camouflage bow tie:

Beams-Plus-Camouflage-Bow-Tie-2I faced the music a long time ago, I know you guys follow this blog primarily for one of three reasons. The first being you have a genuine interest in military inspired menswear and fashion in general… that’s great; “bless bless” (as they say).  The second, you want to feel good about yourself because you’re not as #ForeverAlone as I am.  Lastly maybe you’re forever alone too, and you like to relate.  Any of those reasons are alright, as long as you keep coming back.  Don’t worry about me, I’ll blog through the loneliness and might even end up with a camouflage bow tie or two.

$65 over at Mr. Porter.  Definitely one of the cheaper items Beams+ makes next to their socks.

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