Readers, would you guess these men were dressed by designer Junya Watanabe of Comme des Garçons for the Paris Fall 2012 Mens Fashion Show?
They look like something out of Road to Utopia.
This Urban Lumberjack look has been around a while and it's quite popular in New York, a city not exactly teeming with lumber. You see its influence today at the Gap and Barneys and everything in between.
|Watanabe duck boot -- $525.|
Even I have succumbed once in a while...
Last week I picked up a vintage 1960 L.L. Bean catalog on eBay and I wanted to share it with you. It's a real inspiration to me, as an on-again/off-again fan of this look. I especially love the Made in the USA authenticity -- and those 1960 prices.
There's some great stuff in this old catalog and I'd wear most of it. There's even some clothing for women -- weirdly, almost identical to the menswear.
You can view an entire folder of photos from my 1960 L.L. Bean catalog here.
It's interesting to me how many of these garments were originally intended for hunters and other outdoorsmen and constructed to meet their particular needs, while today your more likely to see this look on bearded hipsters swigging fair trade Guatemalan coffee in Greenpoint. Hey, nothing wrong with that!
In closing, readers, is the L.L. Bean aesthetic one you like, for yourself or for your man? Does it look fresh and fun or painfully contrived (especially at out-of-reach-for-most, designer prices)?
Any buffalo plaid wool coats or flannel shirts in your future?
Enjoy the photos and have a great day, everybody!