Pendleton Portland AW13 Collection
Investing in quality travel accessories makes perfect sense. If your garments are subject to stress on a daily basis, much more so when packed. Finding an alternative that combines both quality and flare might not be easy, but take it from Pendleton. These guys sure know how to make you stand out in a crowd…in the right way.
Back to black
2010 was undoubtedly a pattern filled year…plaids were everywhere to be found and quickly became one of the “must haves” of the season. Coming in all types of scales, shapes and colors, there was one particular pattern that stood above all else, thus reenforcing its place as one of the most sought, beautiful and timeless of the bunch: Blackwatch.
Originating from one of Scotland’s most famous regiments, this tricolored tartan bearing the shades of blue, black and green, is thought to have been primarily used for hunting purposes due to its subdued nature. Its timeless character and overall allure have made it into one of fashion’s most beloved plaids. Exuding a unique sense of class and elegance, it’s an amazing addition to any wardrobe, adding color in an understated way and being easily paired with other pieces. The only downside is deciding which item to get, given the amount of offerings out there…
Checked Peacoat by Paul Smith
Dark blue plaid blazer and reversible plaid vest by Aquarama @ Porvocação
Tartan hoodie by Fred Perry @ Bonobos
Clarks Originals Desert Boots @ Asos
Pendleton four pocket tote bag @ Asos.
Blackwatch Plaid Wool Scarf @ Rugby
On the street…
The story of the Levi’s Trucker in a minute
The denim jacket is one of those iconic pieces that’s been around for ages…and when it comes to denim, Levi’s is the major player. Few brands have its background and experience in working with this timeless fabric.
Their trucker jacket is one of those items that has withstand the passing of times, reaching an almost legendary status. It survived fashion and trends, continuously adapting and being incorporated into different outfits.
Levi’s has recently released a 1 minute video on the evolution of the Trucker Jacket. Check it out!
Despite the many available models and collaborations with reputed brands such as Billy Reid, Pendleton, Opening Cerimony, Stussy or Filson, the most sought version is the original, preferably a beaten up vintage one. Ebay is a great place to look for one:
Once you score one, all you have to do is wear it proudly:
Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs from Street Etiquette are outstanding dressers. Here you can see Joshua (on the right), sporting a vintage Levi’s trucker.