Don’t tell PappaSmurf that I have his kicks.. (at Republic of Wadiya)
Four New PTO Squares
We used plaid cotton for the last round of Put This On Gentlemen’s Association pocket squares. A few were left over, and I thought members might like to grab an extra colorway, and non-members might like to get in on the action, so I’ve posted them in our Etsy shop. I decided to give them a bargain price, as well – the plaids are $ 45, and the striped one is $ 35.
Everlane model/furniture designer Ana Kras and our Head of Product, Edoardo Monterubello, on the details of the Silk shirt.
Bill Murray and Madras Trousers
One of my favorite films of 2012 was “Moonrise Kingdom”, which I found to be fun to watch as all Wes Anderson movies tend to be. Of course, I couldn’t help but notice the northeastern nautical and costal style of the wardrobe and that aesthetic probably added to my enjoyment of the picture.
After watching the film, I instantly wanted to buy a pair of madras trousers — as obnoxious as they might be — after watching Bill Murray’s character wear them in such a comfortable and carefree way with a white OCBD and the occasional navy cardigan. Or perhaps shirtless when he decided to go chop down a tree.
I ended up buying a pair of madras trousers from Howard Yount, which are on sale right now for $ 65, and they’re definitely comfortable to wear — if you’re comfortable wearing boldly patterned madras.
Madras probably isn’t appropriate for the office, but they make for great weekend trousers. You don’t notice stains on them as much as you would a solid linen pair of pants because of the patterns, which I think makes them ideal for eating food at street festivals. I’ve been patiently waiting for warm weather to arrive so it’ll be appropriate to wear them again.
Oh jumpsuit, my jumpsuit
Is it a jumpsuit kind of Friday? Yes, yes, it may just be. http://bit.ly/XohWW1
It’s On Sale: Eastland Made in Maine Shoes
Creatures of Comfort has three Eastland’s Made in Maine shoes on deep discount right now. Eastland’s Made in Maine collection is pretty decent, and usually much better looking in real life than they are online (for some reason people take fairly bad photographs of them). I like my Monhegan boots from them, though there was a piece of reconstituted leather on the inside of the heel that fell apart. The shoes still wear fine, and if I had bought mine on a discount as deep as this one, I would have considered them a fantastic purchase.
Available now on Creatures of Comfort: the Aroostook boot for $ 127; Seneca Camp Boot for $ 107; and Falmouth Camp Moc for $ 96.
(Source: Pete Anderson’s Twitter)
At Pitti: Casentino Wool
We’ve been seeing a ton of Casentino wool at Pitti Uomo thus far The wool fabric is treated in such a way that you get a unique curled look —perfect for a statement piece like the outerwear above.
More Pitti. Casentino wool was everywhere.
We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of Huell Howser, a California broadcasting legend and a great inspiration to Put This On.
Huell hosted a number of public television shows here in SoCal, and was known for the compelling nature of his simple productions. Usually, it was just Huell and a microphone, marveling at the wonder of California. His catchphrase (entirely sincere and unmanufactured) was: “that’s amaaaaaaazing!’
We invited Huell to our first-ever public screening, and to our surprise, he came. A roar went through the crowd when he walked through the door: the man was the very definition of beloved.
Huell offered us some much-appreciated compliments on our pilot episode, and even invited Adam to lunch (at a secret LAPD diner) to talk movie-making. I talked with him a few times on the phone about our business models – he was excited to be moving his shows into he 21st century and was proud of young creators like us forging new paths to independent content creation.
From my experience, the Huell Howser you saw on screen was a wonderful reflection of the man in life. He was smart, charming, and immensely appreciative of the world (and people) around him.
We could all stand to be a bit more like Huell.
Take a minute out of your day to buy a $ 25 T-shirt. 100% of the proceeds go to The Sandy Hook Family Fund, which will pay for each child victim’s funeral.
I don’t normally ask for reblogs, but if there was ever anything to reblog from HTTTGAP, it would be this. Thank you.