I am going to be so stealth in this week’s thrift find: camouflage button down. This handsome lad has been a long time coming – probably because it was so hard to find. Hardy har har. Har.
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Like reapplying the layers of an onion: mayering (man layering), in the sartorial sense, is a craft that if not done carefully, the end result will undoubtedly be a sweaty, two-cardigan-too-many mess. While no cardigans take part in the mayering event about to unfold before your very eyes, they are not often absent from a good 8 piece outfit. What we can look forward too: transition sleeves, cuffed pants and the henley.
Here we begin our tale of the man that could (layer) – with a henley and blue chinos. Cuffing and chinos are practically synonyms and I wasn’t about to keep those two apart. The trick to mayering is starting with something that doesn’t ooze weight, so the aforementioned cotton henley works mantastically. I’m so sorry.
Slouchy, I-just-rolled-outta-my-equally-slouchy-bed is the new put together. Trust me. So forget neatly tucking in that henley when you head to the next step of your mayering adventure: the crew sweater. Partaking in said tucking of the henley would defeat the purpose of the beaut and, of course, mayering. Tip: opting for a peppered pattern crew is a great alternate to the every day solid, if bright colors and flashing neon lights, lights, lights, scare you.
An obvious staple in any mayering tale is the jacket and I chose one that reeked of transition sleeves. What is life if it doesn’t include multi-textured jackets? That’s right, nothing, a black abyss of solid cotton and nylon.
Almost there. I can see the proverbial light right now and it’s a murse. Or if you prefer: matchel, mag or mack (satchel, bag, or pack). Whatever you call it, incorporate it into your mayering and you’ll feel polished to sartorial perfection.
Links: Have you heard? Club Monaco just launched their online store in Canada. So, all you fine gentlefolk who can’t make it to a store can finally have you’re very own CM shizit. And almost all my mayering essentials are of CM origin: henley, chinos, crew sweater. Vintage jacket. Citizen watch. Vintage murse. Old vans.
We’ve all seen it: obnoxious arrangements of neon, a picturesque sunset, moderately offensive, but still somehow motivational, one liners or in my case, wise old men. The graphic tee: a staple in the modern douchbag’s wardrobe, but seemingly able to transcend all scenes and their -sters, it is truly a sartorial piece for the ages.
I like to think this tee has a certain ‘real’, in the ‘hashtag real talk’ sense, sentiment. What I mean is, this ain’t no ‘I’m with stupid’ shit, this is ‘American Apparel – there’s a Santa-seeming-man on my chest’ shit. I also feel as though that if my personality was to somehow manifest into a t-shirt, it would most definitely be black and white and include things like a beard and guitar.
Nothing compliments a slightly obnoxious graphic tee like a lil leather. I’ve written several times now, about my search for the perfect leather jacket. This tan fellow has been my fave find so far. Alliteration. There’s nothing like an obnoxiously high popped collar to go with your obnoxiously obnoxious graphic tee. Obnoxious.
Links: Thrifted leather jacket. Thrifted plaid. American Apparel tee. Old denim. Boots. Thrifted mewelry.