Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bill's Khakis - best colors

I'm a Bill's Khakis fan and own many pairs of Original Twills in all colors.  I recently picked up a pair of Bill's in Mushroom and they look fantastic.  Mushroom is really Olive.  I totally dislike British Khaki - I wound up giving away my pair to Goodwill.  British Khaki is a wierd brown that doesn't work wtih anything.

PF Flyers Center Lo Re-Issue

Love these shoes.  I noticed that Michael Bastian featured these shoes quite a bit in his FW2010 collection.

To me, PF Flyers seem like the most authentic all American shoes.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kamik boots versus LL Bean Duck shoes

Spent some time trying to decide between Kamik boots and LL Bean Duck shoes.

At the end of the day, I chose Kamik boots because it is functionally a better design.  These Kamik boots look and feel great.  Most importantly, in wet and cold weather - the Kamik boots keep your feet warm.  When I've owned Bean boots in the past, they've always pinched a bit at the heel and around the ankle. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tote bag - Filson small

Spent a bunch of time looking at tote bags.  Finally decided on the $90 small filson tote bag.  I absolutely love this bag.  I looked at all the various Filson bags at first it seemed way too small.  Now that I'm using it, I can't image schlepping the a larger bag around.  Sid Mashburn likes the oil cloth tote bag Mashburn says: "Filson’s oil tin cloth tote ($98), is 'kind of like a golden-era movie star — rugged and classically handsome'".  The oil cloth tote bag is huge.

Pictures of Bobby Kennedy

Of note: brown shoes with gray trowsers.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Military web belts

I like these genuine 100% military issue web belts from US Wings.  $7.95 each.

As well as the following gray/black/white web belt on ebay: