JACKET EDUN One-Button Blazer $199 SHIRT Gitman Vintage Blue Gingham $170 TROUSER Loomstate Fabian Chino $156 BELT Cliff Reversible Cork $100 BAG Killspencer Special Ops Backpack $340 TIE Lumina Dapper Dodger $65 SOCKS Patagonia Lightweight Merino Crew $18 SHOES Olsenhaus Time Traveler $225 WATCH Vintage Continental Gallant Windup $385 WATER BOTTLE Nau Klean Kanteen $38
BLAZER OF GLORY
Somewhere between Zuckerberg’s college-slacker uniform and Gordon Gecko’s slickly conservative power suit lies a happy medium that telegraphs “creative professional” rather than “Wall Street investment banker.” EDUN’s one-button blazer, ethically stitched from cotton and linen, projects polished insouciance with a touch of the iconoclast.
Crisp, white button-downs? How pre-bleakonomics. Gitman Vintage’s American-made blue-gingham shirt, paired with the right jacket and khakis, offers a look that’s buoyant yet professional.
Not too wide nor too skinny, Lumina’s cotton necktie trumps flashy silk nooses with its understated elegance and Ivy League élan. Made in the good ol’ U.S. of A., the “Dapper Dodger” even comes in Facebook blue.
Leave the Mom jeans to Steve Jobs. Loomstate’s straight-leg tailored chino, derived from organic cotton, cleans up better than ill-fitting faded denim.
Silicon Valley is a battlefield. Killspencer’s capacious Special Ops backpack, derived from 1950s deadstock canvas from the Korean War, is perfectly apropos for a general in combat, virtual or otherwise.