Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holiday 2008: Converse by John Varvatos

Wool short peacoat, $395

Blending John Varvatos’s renowned tailoring with Converse’s athletic heritage produces one heck of a coat. A wool blend outer looks pretty standard, but Varvatos takes his cute from baseball jackets by adding a ribbed knit hem and interior sleeve. Epaulettes, contrast stitching underneath the collar, fully lined, two exterior waist pockets, two inside chest pockets, and signature eyelet detail at back of the neck.

Skinny stripe pant, $165

Tailored for a slim, sophisticated fit, these pants are made of a lightweight twill with a gorgeous weave pattern. Zip fly with two slash pockets at the hips and a buttoned coin pocket at the waist.

Skinny suspender pant, $185

These luxe wool pants come with skinny suspenders for a retro vibe; they’re fitted enough that you can wear the suspenders up for a retro-cool feel (a la Mad Men) or down for a more modern, unfussy look. Partially lined in cotton with two slash pockets at the hips, two back welt pockets, and a suede detailed coin pocket at the waist.

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