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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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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