When Dan from Disaffected Prep approached me about a collaborative post I was extremely flattered. I have been a fan/follower/admirer of his blog for quite some time and was excited at the opportunity to work with him. Dan has the uncanny ability to combine city living, style, and literature in ways that I don't think I ever will.
After bouncing ideas off of one another we came to the conclusion that a collaborative outfit would be a great way to highlight both our shared and distinct sensibilities. We sent items back and forth during the week, each of us picking items that we liked, yet still based on what the other had brought to the table. We plan on doing a few more "Fit For The Weekend" posts and are excited to see where it goes from there. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it all together.
[Note: Items presented in the order in which they were compiled.]
Polo Ranger Boots...$153.00
Me: You should have a pair of boots for F/W and you shouldn't have to pay upwards of $300 to get them. I mean, they are going to get beat to shit anyway. Polo's Ranger boot comes equipped with classic park ranger styling and look damn good. A Moc toe, lug sole and buckle strap make this one of the best and affordable boots on the market.
LL Bean Double-Knee Katahdin Iron Works Pant...$49.00
Dan: Whether or not you were knocking tin all morning or just hanging out on the weekend, a reinforced double-knee workpant is a useful addition to your wardrobe. In addition to durability (triple stitching, bar-tacks), these pants give another choice for guys who too often are forced to make a boring choice between denim or khaki for their pants and feature a great price point of $50. These pants by LL Bean will stay in style as long as they will last - which is to say - forever.
Martin + Osa Washed Flannel York Plaid Shirt...$69.50
Me: Martin + Osa is American Eagle's answer to J. Crew, except it's 10 bucks cheaper. This flannel features some cool detailing (button-flap pockets, tabbed collar, seam gussets), a trim fit, and a real easy price-point. Wear it while doing yard work or throw it on before you head out for the night. It'll look good either way.
Patagonia Synchilla Vest...$75.00
Dan: Both functional and effortlessly cool, this classic by Patagonia kicks up your outfit a notch and is perfect for fall or spring days. When it gets really cold, layer up and wear it underneath your jacket. Though the "Patagucci" moniker is earned for its pricey gear, if you pony up $75 for this vest you'll get yourself a quality garment that will be used year in and year out.
Orient Quartz Alarm Chronograph Red...$150.00
Me: This Japanese watch maker has been producing watches since 1950, though they just recently entered the US market. Good thing they did because you are not going to find a cooler looking watch for under $200. Everyone, including myself, has been telling you to grab a black face watch, but try this instead. Simple yet classy, this watch (and black leather band) will dress up any rugged weekend gear. And most importantly, it looks 3 times more expensive than it actually is.
-L.A.S x Dan