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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Jim the veteran gets extreme makeover’d for veterans day and charity:

That zip-up he has on.. “President’s Club – Sick” is that a SUPREME collab?  Shit is tight.  Would cop.

1:52 – #Menswear in the house.

Like-A-Sir-MemeIt’s amazing how a haircut and some nice clothes can change a person.  Good to see at the end that it says Jim has taken control of his life.

You can donate to Degage Ministries (the Veterans Charity) over at the YouCaring website.

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Alexander McQueen does the combat trouser right:

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You can play around with other combat trousers, even attempt to buy surplus and get them altered.  I’ll venture a guess though and say even at skilled-Asian-lady-who-inexpensively-alters-like-a-finely-tuned-matcha-powered-machine prices, all the details you’ll want duplicated on these trouser are going to run you a grip.  In addition to the high cost of labor, you’ll also run the risk of being judged by her for not having your priorities straight – Whoa whoa easy there, I thought we had an arrangement?  You take care of the alterations I’ll take care of the looking good.

£485 ($774 USD) over at Oki-Ni.  I don’t know about you guys, but I’m done saying I’m done playing.  When I need combat trousers I’m hollering at my dude Alex McQueen for the hookup.

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One of my favorite outerwear brands Ten C, with this Olive snow smock:

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Definite M-65 inspired design cues, but sauced up with a badass hood and removable belt.  I don’t really have much to say about this jacket besides the fact it has a nice vintage look which will wear well, and the 5 external pockets coupled with a pocket or two inside should definitely provide enough space for all your contraband.  Honestly, when you buy a jacket that should definitely be high on your requirements checklist.

The hand printed size and red wax seal of their logo on the inside is too legit.  I put that in the idea vault for things I should for ENDO someday.

Grab this snow smock over at The Bureau for a cool £800 ($1277 USD).

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Meet Asher, and his Krane “Asher hooded peacoat”:

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The peacoat is coveted by all pretentious white guys named Asher, it’s built into their DNA.  Some Asher’s have the misfortune of not being born with a silver spoon in their mouth though, so they have to settle with a peacoat from the GAP or JCrew and pretend they are hot shit anyway.  Step up your hustle yung-budget-Ashers, and come correct this A/W13.

This Krane brand peacoat shits on basically all other peacoats I’ve ever seen.  How can a sub $200 joint compete with this masterpiece which not only has more closure buttons than average, leather elbow patches, and a split hood?  Those few details alone gently whisper “fuck your basic peacoat” to every guy you’ll walk by, and divert his girl’s attention to you in the process.  I didn’t say this life shit was going to be easy.  These are the breaks with lux peacoat ownership my friend.

$1001 over at Revolve Clothing.  Where that extra dollar was added to the price just to make you break a hundred and get obnoxious denominations of change back because Suzanne running the till only has 5s, 2s, and nickles.

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