So J. Crew F/W 2010 hit it out of the park as per usual these days - super wearable, understated and just flat out classic. Everyone's already talked about it so there's not point in my rehashing of all the accolades. What I do want to talk about is a curious catalog styling choice that has me a tad dumbfounded.
J. Crew's styling as of late, just like their collections, has been great. They've kept things current and clever while still balancing the often overlooked factor of what is actually stylish and pratical when you leave your house. They layer expertly and have a knack for combining items that most guys wouldn't think of pairing. It's one of the rare cases where a lookbook or catalog can actually serve as a reference point for your average guy and that is saying a lot especially when viewed against what other brands are putting out there. With that said, I cannot seem to get over the choice of wearing a Levi's trucker jacket under your suit. Is there anyone in the entire world that actually does something like this? Where could you possibly be going or possibly doing in such a getup? The down vest under your suit jacket look is borderline enough already - why try and push the envelop? This seems incredibly foolish (i.e. trying way too hard) to me, but I figured that there had to be someone out there who disagrees. And maybe even someone who could make a convincing argument for this look. Nothing is set in stone these days anyway.