Posts tagged ‘John Varvatos’

August 16, 2011

Adam Kimmel x Carhartt Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

by Accidental Bear

Adam Kimmel x Carhartt Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Adam Kimmel’s braids itself together as one with American workwear brand Carhartt. Carhartt’s signature heritage pieces  our somewhat softened by infusing them with high quality fabrics and a more modern look and feel. These pieces are as durable as you’d expect any Carhartt product to be but you won’t necessarily be pegged as a blue collard worker, not that that’s a bad thing. s.

Find these clothes at  Aloha Rag.

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August 8, 2011

Real Men Don’t Shop, Help for the fashion Phobic Meets Gay Machismo

by Accidental Bear

August 8, 2011 IssueThere is an enormous amount of stigma attached around machismo in the our gay world. Some gay men simply do not want to ‘look gay’. That’s a whole can of worms I just dropped so for this moment we focus on shopping. Shopping is for girls and sissy boy’s has been the message spread in mainstream media of the past. To break away from this thinking is not so easy for some of our gay brother who are trying to hold to there ‘manliness” or not comfortable in their gay skin they have been born into. Otherwise known as internal-homophobia. I fall prey to this as well. After buying a delicious $20- salad recently from San Francisco’s Firewood Cafe in the Castro district, I found myself rolling down the sides of the ‘retail shop’ looking bag, so I wouldn’t look like a gay on a shopping spree. But indeed I was carrying fru-fru salad. Things that make the gay in me go hmm. AB

I found this great read in The New Yorker called Real Men Don’t Shop, Help for the fashion phobic

ABSTRACT: ON AND OFF THE AVENUE about menswear. Brooks Brothers is still a fine place to go for unpretentious staples like khaki summer suits, oxfords, and button-down shirts. At J. Crew, purveyor of the I Don’t Care look, broken-in chinos, pre-faded T-shirts and madras shorts abound. In the Ralph Lauren mansion, the polo player logo appears on shirts and knits, sometimes three inches tall. Paul Stewart dresses men who want to look quietly dapper in suits of mixed American and English design. Bergdorf Goodman Men’s has exquisite Continental suits at exquisite prices. Designers include Isaia, Etro, Dries Van Noten, and Thom Browne. Tom Ford is no place for the unhip or chunky.

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June 30, 2011

Converse, John Varvatos Limited Edition Star Tech High-Top Sneakers: Wants vs Needs

by Accidental Bear

Converse you have your ups and downs but these you hit out of the park. These John Varvatos limited edition Star Tech black leather high-tops are all hand-made which knocks them out of the price range for those who would actually appreciate them as everyday use and not throw them in the back of closet with show the collection. Save your pennies and skip eating for a week;  Get them direct from Varvatos online.

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