Rearranging books - that’ll get them read.
Forget Steve McQueen and Take Ivy. This guy. Showing us how traditional American style is done. Clothes that fit. Trousers with a nice amount of taper, but not hugging the ankle. The bit of slouch in the sweater and the jacket shoulders. Lapels that aren’t too narrow. Nothing new or revelatory here but I don’t get sick of looking at it.
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getticketsforthedance asked: How do you like the Earl's Khakis? How do they compare to other makers? Also, I love your blog.
I like Earl’s very much. So much so that when it comes to khakis I wear them and the Lands’ End Original Chino pretty much exclusively. Earl’s are no frills in mid-weight 100% cotton fabric for year-round wear and decent construction - bar tacked at the stress points, with deep pockets. They have a traditional straight leg cut, not a slim fit but not excessively baggy. The fit is probably comparable to LL Bean’s classic fit. They are not trendy or cutting edge, which is a good thing in my book. And you won’t find a cheaper, made in the USA chino. I bought my pairs for about $40 each including shipping.
The Lands’ End Original Chinos are made of a heavier cotton. The tailored fit is slim but by no means skinny. I like them cause they fit well and I can get them in odd waist sizes and hemmed to the half inch so they’re ready to go on arrival. I hope this helps. I dig your blog too!