While skinny ties and pointy shoes come in and out of style, the nostalgia-driven look isn’t showing any signs of flagging. There’s comfort to be found in the familiar. “During uneasy times, consumers are naturally drawn to items that are well-constructed and built to last,” said Carl Chiara, director of brand concepts for Levi’s. An abundance of clothing made in China and India and the United Arab Emirates has paved the way for a new fascination with clothes that are created in American factories. And everyone was bound to get a bit tired of that effete, tailored Italian designer “uniform” that the Pradas of the world have been pushing on men for the past decade.
I’d like to apologize for the lack of activity around these parts. I’ve been up in Maine, getting my George HW on. If this were a different kind of blog, I’d post my sailing fit pics, but I have outstanding warrants, so you’ll just have to use your imaginations.