We decided to take an overnight trip up to Woodstock a few weeks ago to see the fall foliage and visit a pumpkin patch with our son. I brought a long my Lo & Sons The Cambridge bag and it fit everything I needed for the trip: my laptop, iPad, 2 cameras, sweater, jacket, pants, and dopp kit. It also has a little slot to slide in shoes and keep them out of the way of your clothes and not get them dirty. I love the back pocket too because it has a zipper on top and bottom so you can either use it as a pocket or open both zippers and slide it on a suitcase pull for easy transport through the airport. That way you can use it as your “personal item” on the plane and still have a carry-on suitcase. It’s also made of a water resistant material so all your shit will be kept dry once winter arrives. And you know, winter is coming. I also got a camera insert that fits perfectly inside so I can use it as my camera bag for shoots when I’m not traveling.
So I’ve kind of done this before on my old Tumblr blog but I think it will be easier to do it on the new set up (check out the other posts). And hopefully I can make this a regular thing. GQ posted another great post on their Facebook titled “The Denim Jacket You Can Wear Out At Night“. It’s about black denim jackets, which are great, but GQ seems to think you need to get one that costs upwards of $1000. The cheapest one they list is from Topman and is $120. The rest are $194, $395,$590, AND ARE YOU READY…… $995.
Here are 11 black denim jackets that are ALL UNDER $100. With several being nearly half that. And there is a similar one to the “cheap” $120 Topman from H&M for only $50. And I actually own the one from Forever 21 because it was only $25.
Whoops, I guess I wore this almost exact outfit a few days ago. Oh well! That’s what I do.
Jacket: Vintage Corduroy – Crawford Denim & Vintage – $42 (similar)
Shirt: Overdye Green Tea Floral Shirt – J. Crew – $15
Jeans: Levi’s 511 in Rigid Dragon – Amazon – $39
Boots: Lino – Robert Wayne – JackThreads – $64 (also)
Watch: The Minimalist Leather Watch – Shop Stay Classic – $30
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster – $87 (cheaper alternative)
Continuing on with my collaboration with Clarks, today I bring you a vintage inspired outfit with the Clarks Penton Limit in Tan Combi. Lately I’ve really been a fan of Oxfords with a chunky sole. It makes it so much easier to walk on the crazy terrain in New York and also for a lot of the outdoor weddings that I photograph. When I am stretched out over a rock trying to get a photo, or scaling a wall, it’s nice to have the traction that the rubber sole provides. I love the dual-tone look to these too; it’s subtle but noticeable. As you probably are aware, I like to mix oxfords with casual and formal outfits. I chose to do a kind of preppy dressed down look to go with the Penton Limit that is a bit inspired by the Take Ivy book. I think the shoe would work just as well with a full suit or denim and an button up. Versatility, my friends, that’s what it’s all about.
Fall has hit the city and what is more synonymous with fall than the classic Clarks Desert Boot? I picked these up in Loden green since I am overflowing with brown boots. This dark green still works with a variety of outfits too, especially with dark denim (like I wear any other kind of pants). The squishy sole also makes these really comfortable for a day of walking around the city. And who am I kidding? The boot actually works well in summer too! Even with shorts… if you are a person that wears shorts lol. Check out the boots on the Clarks site. They come in over 20 colors, too, so you can get one to match every outfit. Boom.