Proof the navy blue blazer looks good on just about anyone...anywhere...doing anything...
The Night of the Navy Blue Blazer is a Tommy Hilfiger commissioned short film directed by the McCoubrey brothers, Pete and Luke. The film features a performance and song "The Whip" by the band Locksley.
Harvard students believe you don’t look for a job, you create one. Armed with an Ivy League liberal arts degree in folklore mythology, Kevin Burrows did just that. He started selling ties. After spending a summer interning with Apolis in 2009, Burrows, influenced by his Ivy League environs and grandfather’s impeccable style, introduced The Windmill Club.
And that liberal arts degree in folklore mythology? It’s not a complete wash. Burrows spends his postgraduate days at DreamWorks in Los Angeles. He loves story. So it’s no surprise he identifies with story lines of function and form within menswear.
Crown Club tie, $88
The ties and bows are handcrafted in New York from English spun dead-stock silk. The runs are limited, typically 20 or fewer ties in a particular style. I picked up one of fourteen Crown Clubs* before they sold out. There is a quality to the construction while the silk feels good running in between your fingers. Though the Crown Club is no longer available, The Windmill Club still has repp stripes and club patterns that will make you feel right at home on, well, even Harvard’s campus.
*courtesy of The Windmill Club
Photographed in New York, NY
Noteworthy: pea-coat inspired wool skirt, suede elbow patches, knee high socks, the underrated yellow oxford cloth button down.
Last February, Justin von der Fehr ushered in spring with his original tie wrap bracelets in bright color combinations. Though his fall/winter offerings now include collaborations with other brands, it’s his tie bracelets that are still garnering attention from the likes of artist Sergie Sviatchenko. In addition to new silk repp stripe patterns, von der Fehr designed bracelets in vintage cashmere/wool pinstripe suiting and tartan silk. Each piece is made by hand using lizard or crocodile (by special request) and finished with a contrast stitch.
Tartan in hunter green, the trademark in goldenrod/hunter, the suit in navy pinstripe, $175 each
JvdF tie bracelets can be purchased at Paul Smith boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. For those who prefer to shop online, simply place your order on JvdF.net. Unabashedly Prep readers will receive 25% off until November 20th by entering “HOLIDAY2010” in the subject line on the contact/order page. Now you don’t have an excuse for being short on cash.