• Honeycombs

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: Bean Boots, Barbour waxed cotton jacket, Filson bag, honeycombing behind the knees.

    Feb 24, 2012 | Permalink (28) Total Comments

    AJC left a comment on 3/19/2012 at 8:23 AM:

    The Filson bag is very nice. A good alternative is the classic Barbour Tarras Bag. More affordable and great choice of fabrics.

    angloamericanprep.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/barbour-tarras-bag


    Hassan left a comment on 3/7/2012 at 5:31 PM:

    In the past few years, having left college and boarding school, I have slimmed down quite a bit and have been having this issue of honey combing in the back of my pants.  Basically asking for an explanation to @Sasha’s question above.  What causes this effect, when is it appropriate, how can it be avoided etc. 

    Thanks for the advice, as always I am learning little nuances from each of your posts.

    H.Y. Dawood


    Hunter left a comment on 3/7/2012 at 4:58 PM:

    I really love this look. Can anyone tell what brand of jeans those are?


    Mark left a comment on 2/28/2012 at 10:31 PM:

    This was outside the ralph lauren show. It was actually raining before and afterwards.


    Richard Ross left a comment on 2/27/2012 at 10:53 PM:

    Yummycombs.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/27/2012 at 8:01 PM:

    Seconding Joe on this one.


    Joe left a comment on 2/27/2012 at 7:56 PM:

    Bottom line, Barbour is the best waxed coat made.  I own a few for hunting and around town.  Barbour also does a great job when the need for repairs come up.


    Jon left a comment on 2/27/2012 at 6:20 PM:

    Thanks for sharing, J.  That definitely helps the decision making process.  Did you replace the Filson with a Barbour?


    J left a comment on 2/27/2012 at 3:49 PM:

    @Jon - If the opinion of a faceless blog commenter means anything, I purchased a Filson waxed cotton jacket a year ago and cannot reccomend the product to anyone.  At the time, I thought it was cool to buy American but now deeply regret not going for the British Barbour.  Probably the worst $300 I’ve ever spent.


    Joe left a comment on 2/27/2012 at 12:57 PM:

    Looks like he walked out of the fraternity house at the University of Georgia, except the camera and filson bag of course.  Bean boots are a good choice for any day, very comfortable as long as the weather does not get too warm.


    Glenn left a comment on 2/27/2012 at 11:46 AM:

    Looks like a familiar standard weekend attire!


    Andreas left a comment on 2/27/2012 at 7:21 AM:

    I get the honeycomb effect on alot of my trousers. Due to long hours in the office…


    Brad left a comment on 2/27/2012 at 12:03 AM:

    I get almost the identical “honeycombing” effect after a day spent in any of my urban slim fit broken-in chinos from J.Crew. For that reason, I’d have to say the the rumpling quality is due more to the pants’ tightness, as AEV suggests, rather than the selvedge denim itself. That being said, it’s still an awesome look. Furthermore, I have to agree with FEC that we need to cease assuming the worst in people. I’ve been fooled by the weatherman plenty of times and found myself walking around in boots all day despite the threat of rain never coming to fruition. Perhaps a youth spent in the Boy Scouts drove a certain mantra into this gentleman’s sartorial consciousness.


    cam left a comment on 2/26/2012 at 11:31 PM:

    @ marc - i’m pretty sure its the Bedale jacket. Jcrew has them


    Marc left a comment on 2/26/2012 at 9:05 PM:

    Anyone know what model of Barbour jacket he’s wearing?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/26/2012 at 3:51 PM:

    @Tad Allagash (and everyone else)—Can we quit assuming the worst in people? Can we quit assuming nobody else knows how (and when) to dress but us? It was indeed sprinkling while I was on my way to the Ralph Lauren fashion show, which is where this was taken. This gentleman is obviously dressed in his wet weather gear for just such an occasion.


    Tad Allagash left a comment on 2/26/2012 at 3:14 PM:

    Solid look, though every 3rd guy below 14th street is dressed like this nowadays. The real indicator that this gent works in fashion or is a blogger is not his camera, but that he’s wearing bean boots when it’s not raining.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/26/2012 at 12:58 PM:

    @AEV—The honeycombing behind the knee is more likely attributed to the jeans being a well worn pair of selvedge denim seldomly washed.


    AEV left a comment on 2/26/2012 at 12:39 PM:

    Tough to argue with a Barbour and Bean boots. I’d pass on the skinny jeans (they’re doing that behind the knee because they’re too tight…), but the look works.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/26/2012 at 10:04 AM:

    @Brad—My best educated guess is that these are the 8” boots, one of the more popular heights among men.

    @Sasha—I appreciate them in selvedge denim…it’s inherent in the way the cloth wears and shapes to your legs.


    Brad left a comment on 2/26/2012 at 3:47 AM:

    Are these the 6” Bean Boots?


    Paul left a comment on 2/25/2012 at 6:14 PM:

    Thanks, Fred. You should do high/low outfit comparisons.


    Eldred left a comment on 2/25/2012 at 4:40 PM:

    Jon, if you are thinking of buying Barbour check the label carefully as much of it is made in China these days and, imo, the quality is not the same as the few items they continue to make in the UK.


    Jon left a comment on 2/25/2012 at 11:19 AM:

    Great shot, Fred.  I’m currently in the market for a quilted jacket; either Filson or Barbour.  I’m trying to decide between navy or olive.  What would you recommend?  I’d most likely wear the jacket with jeans and wingtips/desert boots and an OCBD.  Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!


    Sasha left a comment on 2/24/2012 at 4:24 PM:

    @FEC—re: honeycomning—what are your thoughts on it with regard to desirability, annoyance, etc. I rarely wash my jeans. I think I have washed my two favorite pair of jeans (j brand kane straight legs and Nudie raw) four times in the past two years. But the j brands especially honeycomb behind the knee. I find that I have to brush down my knees each time I stand up so they don’t bunch up. A good way to combat this? I end up hanging them for a week or so at a time to try to flatten them out. Have also tried putting them in the freezer (mostly to distill any odors).


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/24/2012 at 12:55 PM:

    @Paul—So look at this one then.


    cam left a comment on 2/24/2012 at 12:40 PM:

    This I like!


    Paul left a comment on 2/24/2012 at 12:12 PM:

    I understand that we all accessorize ourselves within differing budgets, but I just can’t see paying $630 for that bag.


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