Summer Straw Hat via Spartan
Carib Straw Hat via Orvis
Straw Cowboy Hat via AE
Straw Stitched Fedora via Chance
Carla Straw Hat via Steven Alan
Wide Brim Panama Hat via Orvis
Ribbon Band Straw Hat via Need Supply
I’m a sucker for hats – any season, all seasons. And when the seasons change, it tends to set me off on a new hat hunt. I’m currently searching for a new straw one for the upcoming warm summer months. So far, I’ve found the above. Let me know if you stumble across any others that you think are worth a gander! Men’s, women’s, kids’, and unisex styles are welcome.
Skip wasn’t able to join us this week for Date Night (he’s busy kicking butt in the legal world!) but he agreed that our beloved series couldn’t miss out on doing Groundhog Day this week. Who doesn’t watch this cult classic five times back to back every February 2nd? I’ve put together pieces for both Ned and Phil because I honestly couldn’t pass up on this screen shot of the two of them. Check back in a little later for Rita’s getup.
Ned: Beaver Collar Coat, Orvis Felt Fedora, Apolis Activism Chambray Tie, Bonobos Tailored Fit Shirt, Steven Alan Fall Roping Gloves, Ray Ban Glasses
Phil: The Hill-Side Scarf, J.Crew Mayfair Coat, Gitman Vintage Oxford Shirt
Orvis Rabbit Fur Trimmed Aviator Hat
Apolis Activism Nepal Cashmere Watch Cap
Orvis Wool Bavarian Tyrol Hat
Need Supply Wool Felt Hat
Everest Designs Pocket Earflap Hat
Jack Spade Andes Hat
Filson Double Mackinaw Hat
Turtle Fur Roxanna Beanie
A much appreciated reader of N’East Style suggested I do a round-up of suitable winter hats, similar to my post on gloves and mittens. Obviously I instantly jumped into an intense hat mission searching for the perfect variety of options. I now give you my selection of knit, fur, leather, and felt hats that I believe will take the men and women of New England through the snow storms predicted for this week and beyond!
Carhartt Women’s Insulated Leather Driver Gloves
Orvis Deerskin Leather Gloves
L.L. Bean Buckskin Chopper Mitts
Steven Alan Fall Roping Gloves
Hawthorn Shooting Gloves
It was freezing this past weekend in New England with -20 temperatures. Even while wearing my knit mittens, my fingers felt like they had frost bite. My fingers barely functioned after being outside for a mere 30 minutes. So while desperately fiddling with my keys, trying to get my apartment lock open with frozen stiff fingers I realized I needed some new gloves. At the moment my options are just a colorful pair of knit mittens or my hardcore snowboarding mitts (which are a pain off the mountain and only allow me to paw at things rather violently). In my mind, the perfect finger savior would be a pair of tan leather gloves with cozy shearling lining. A pair like the ones your dad wears when he shovels the snow or racks the leaves. I’ve found several good glove/mitt options above but if you know of a pair that has saved you and your hands many a winter, please let me know!
If your dream has been to grow up to be an Bavarian woodsman, Orvis will help you make that a reality. With authentic pieces such as the Wool Tyrol Hat, Wool Alpine Jacket, Steinbock Tyrolean Sport Coat, and Loden Wool Vest, you’ll be able to wear the tailored staples that Austrian gentlemen have been wearing for centuries. Not only will you be traditionally stylish, you’ll be warm and comfortable for the cold months ahead (whether you are skiing the Alps or kicking around in the New England snow). I look forward to when Orvis will offer pieces for the those of us who dream of being a Bavarian woodswoman!
Vintage Orvis catolog and filler covers courtesy of Greg Reynolds.
I can tell Skip had fun with this one. Jack is such an insane and incredible character, it’s almost fun to watch him in this film. And his wardrobe is just as fun to observe with his tweed jackets, flannels, and his killer corduroy bomber. Skip switched it up a little and gave a nod to the Orvis Red Melton Jacket which made an appearance on N’East Style earlier this week. It really refreshes the look with a nice pop of vibrant color against the duller colors of the film’s wardrobe and the setting. Probably a good thing if you’re going on a date. Also, try and keep the axe in the truck.
Orvis Red Melton Jacket, Barbour Notting Quilted Jacket, Baldwin Denim 77, J.Crew Redwings, Best Made & Co Axe, Jack Toy
It’s not even Halloween yet, but I’ve already got Christmas on the brain. The decorating, going home to Vermont, the snow, the winter sports, the yummy cookies, and most importantly, the presents! No, not for me. I usually think too much about what I should ask for and nothing seems to be worth it, and eventually I suck the joy out of it. Instead, I get so much more joy out of making or finding gifts for friends and family. I start looking right about . . . now, in order to find the perfect gifts. On my radar right now is the Orvis Red Melton Jacket. Made from traditional Pendleton wool with a lightly insulated and quilted interior, this traditional sportman’s jacket will certainly keep the man in your life warm and cozy through the winter. And with great classic details like leather elbow patches and collar, he’ll look damn good too.
For EAJ’s momentous 25th birthday this August, I got him the Point Blanket Shirt from Orvis. This insanely soft shirt sports the yellow, red, green and black stripes of the Hudson Bay Chief Blanket. The original blanket dates back to the early 1700′s and the the dark indigo hashes at the lower corner indicate how many beaver pelts were necessary to make a trade for the blanket. Rest assured, I wouldn’t let EAJ trade this shirt, even for 100 beaver pelts. I like rubbing his arm too much when he wears it (it’s so soft!) . . . and may even try and wear it myself as a jacket.
For the men out there who are getting antsy for cooler days and want to start building on their fall/winter wardrobes, I suggest you head over to Orvis. You’ll find some great authentic, rugged pieces from their regular and US Patent collection that will certainly help you get ready for crisp fall days of apple picking and pumpkin beers with friends and family.
We have two special guests in this week’s Date Night: The Great Gatsby. First, Mr. Eli Getson from The Selvedge Yard gave us the brilliant recommendation of this classic film to include in our series. You can’t get much better than the dashing Robert Redford and stunning Mia Farrow. Especially when Redford and the rest of the male cast is outfitted in Ralph Lauren, which is possibly the best cinematic pairing of all time.
Second, we are happy to announce our first collaboration with Mr. Gabe Alonso. This talented young man is a deep mine of music knowledge and has created the perfect soundtrack for this week’s Date Night. So if you need tunes while you shop for some of the looks Skip and I put together, or something to play in the background while you sweep your partner off their feet, hop over to Gabe’s blog for the limited edition soundtrack!
Orvis Cable Knit Sweater, J.Crew Dress Shirt, J.Crew Knit Tie, J.Crew Bowery Pants, Cole Haan Belt, Monogrammed Belt Buckle
Fly fishing season is upon us, and I can’t help but be inspired by my favorite film A River Runs Through It and the classic outdoorsman style. The film’s stetson hats, flannel shirts, suspenders and rugged leather boots make me start to day dream of my own fly fishing gear from Orvis and wading into the waters of the Battenkill for my next fishing expedition.
-guest post by EAJ
Got to love a clover green flannel. Especially one from Ralph Lauren with an impeccably tailored cut and cool details like these front pockets. Pair it with J. Crew Tompkins pants, carved leather belt, Orvis wrist watch and a gin and tonic and you’re ready to tackle St. Patty’s day like a real man, and avoid drinking yourself under the table with Bud Lights and sporting a cheesy “Drink Till Yer’ Irish” t-shirt.