Following on Pete’s post yesterday, Mister Crew mentioned that Earl’s Apparel fatigue pants are a good option for someone on a budget (they’re apparently only $ 40). I’ve never tried them, but Mister Crew really knows his stuff, so I trust his recommendations.
Earl’s Apparel fatigues can be had through Independence and Hickoree’s. There are also some at All Seasons Uniform for $ 27.50, though I don’t know what the difference between those and the others may be.
I love that I was following you on Tumblr and Instagram before I discovered The Significant Other or that you were behind it. Reading the blog for the first time today, I really enjoyed it and look forward to more. If you’d like, have a glance at my blog on WordPress (genteelflair). By the way, I hope you’re having a great day.
Thank man! Glad you like the blog. It’s been hard to keep up with it lately but notes like this make me feel motivated to write more often
For $ 50 You Can Buy …
Following on my “style for college students” post, I thought I’d suggest some “under $ 50” options that I think would work well for students. Above is what I sometimes wear on weekends if I have errands to run, but I think it can also work for someone in college.
- Shoes: The canvas shoes are a collaboration project by Billy Reid and K Swiss, and they’re on sale right now at J Crew for $ 30 (use the code OURTREAT). I think they work well with casual chinos and jeans. If you want other options, LL Bean Signature sometimes discounts their blucher and ranger mocs to about $ 50, and I think they can be worn with the same things.
- Sweatshirt: The grey sweatshirt above is by Onassis. The fit on their website looks skinnier than how mine wears, but perhaps they had the model size down (or maybe they changed the cut). Either way, it’s a decent, casual sweatshirt, albeit thinner than other models on the market. For other affordable options, check out Uniqlo and J Crew (the second of which offers them in grey and navy). J Crew’s cost over $ 50, but hardly a thing in their store doesn’t make to their end-of-the-season sales.
- White tees: I usually wear my sweatshirt over a Levi’s 1950s pocketed tee, but those don’t seem to be online at the moment (they might have them in-store though). A similar model seems to be the pocketless version. If you wait, those go on sale for about $ 9. Hanes’ beefy tees are also good, cheap beaters. For more options, look into Alternative Apparel (which I know Jesse likes), American Apparel, Uniqlo, J Crew, and Velva Sheen.
- OCBDs: You also can pair the grey sweatshirt with an oxford cloth button-down, which in turn will give your collarline some more structure. The cheapest ones I know of are at Uniqlo, but Brooks Brothers and Land’s End Canvas will often discount theirs to about $ 35. Here’s some striped ones from Brooks now for about $ 40.
- Jeans and chinos: My preferred jeans are 3Sixteen’s SL-100x, which I think are one of the best values on the market right now. They’re expensive, but the fit and quality of the denim and construction are excellent. For something cheaper, check out Uniqlo’s Made in Japan line or Gap’s selvage jeans. For something cheaper still, Levis has a bunch of options, so long as you stay clear of any pre-distressed stuff. The non-raw, non-selvedge stuff won’t age as beautifully, but they’re also much more affordable. Alternatively, you can wear the above with Uniqlo’s vintage chinos, which are on sale right now for $ 40. Jesse has recommended them in the past.
- Belt: Finally, I bought the belt above for $ 20 at a local jean shop, but you can buy nicer belts from Voyej, Corter, and Don’t Mourn Organize.
The best thing about everything here is that nothing requires much maintenance. I know most college students don’t have time to iron their clothes, polish their shoes, or do any of the other recommendable things for clothing care. The stuff you see above are all items you can throw on, not pay too much attention to, and not worry if things get stained. These are the kind of clothes that look better beat up than brand new anyway. Pretty much ideal if you sleep in libraries, go to parties where cheap beer is often spilled, and don’t even own an iron.
If you aren’t following Junior by now, you have been TOLD
* IMO of the current crop of young (<25) photographers in the style game, Liam is way ahead of them. He has a great eye, technically beyond his years & most importantly possess a good ethic.
Four days, 4493 frames, like a hundred coffees, and one very tired photographer later.
Thanks! and no worries sir. It’s a common mistake that I do a very bad job of correcting most of the time, ha. Also, If you’ve got lady friends interested in style I have a tumblr for that too —> kissingbuttons.tumblr.com