I’ve been reading Andy Warhol’s diary entries over the last year. An entry here, an entry there. As I mentioned prior, it’s best ingested in small doses. His summer weekends at his Montauk home, in addition to Jackson Pollock’s painting out of his converted East Hampton barn, served as the inspiration behind these chinos.
1. Paisley bandana
The first time I really saw a guy pull off a back pocket square was in Palm Beach. Switching it out for a bandana gives you the freedom to actually wipe the sweat from your brow (those in the South know what I’m talking about). Given its functionality, it made sense in this look.
2. Rugby repp stripe silk wallet
3. Timex Easy Reader w/leather band
4. Rugby sailing bracelet
5. Kiel James Patrick Turk’s Head knot rope bracelet
6. Gant by Michael Bastian chinos
I painted these chinos over a span of two weeks with oil paint. The first layer of greens and blues was applied with brushes and a knife and allowed to dry for one week. Then, a top layer of white was applied in the same fashion.
7. Polo Ralph Lauren braided rope belt
8.Columbiaknit Breton stripe sweatshirt*
Archival Clothing unearthed this fabric from Columbiaknit’s archives during a recent trip to Portland, OR. It’s dead-stock from 1997. Inspired by their love of Saint James tees, Archival thought the Breton stripe pattern would make a nice sweatshirt (for men and women)—they secretly have a goal to help Columbiaknit put their dead-stock to use, rather than have it sit idle. The sweatshirt boasts ribbed cuffs, ribbed inset V, and chain-stitching. It’s the perfect layer fireside on the beach, on the edge of your couch watching Jaws, or on your girl.
9. Eyebobs tort shell eyeglasses
10. Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star
*courtesy of Columbiaknit