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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Brooks Brothers Camel Hair Polo Coat for Women


Brooks Brothers Camel Hair Polo Coat


    Hello, my fellow female readers when it comes to dressing warm and maintaining business appearance the camel coat is perfect for the job. The camel coat is an example of investment pieces that my parsimonious self truly values. Buy it once and it will always look good. The camel coat isn't for the person that is indecisive and every year is following new trends emptying out the winter wardrobe in summer and trade-in the summer wardrobe in the fall. Nope, not that person because the camel coat doesn't belong, to be in the predicament. Brooks Brothers once again makes to the blog on an outerwear related posts with the Camel hair Polo coat for women. The Italian camel hair  coat has four-button front-flap pockets and is fully lined. 45"center back length. The coat would look enchanting paired with a pair of riding boots, a tweed waistcoat and fox fur bubble hat. Regardless, maybe you don't want to dress like this all the time. That's OK, because the camel coat looks pretty damn crispy and casual with a pair of slacks and penny loafers mixed in. Stay warm and stylish with this classic wardrobe essential for the hefty price of $1,298. How would you ladies wear the camel coat?

Brooks Brothers Camel Hair Polo Coat

Brooks Brothers Camel Hair Polo Coat

Brooks Brothers Camel Hair Polo Coat

Friday, February 20, 2015

Lee Radziwill Blue Cape in Brocade Room 1962

Lee Radziwill Blue Cape in Brocade Room 1962

   In the past days, I kept finding myself checking out images of Lee Radziwill style. She is flat out the complete package flawless and graceful. Enjoy your Saturday morning with this beautiful image of her taken by Mark Shaw. In the image, she's wearing a gorgeous cape and dress by Nina Ricca. I love everything about this picture. There's a balance throughout the picture with a perfect choice of colors of the dress, to Lee Radziwill hair style and how can I not mention the elegant interior design.

Lavenham Jackets Mens Autumn/Winter 2015

Lavenham Mens  Autumn/Winter 2015
My Favorite from the Collection!
   What I like about Lavenham is that they maintained the authenticity of brand alive, which is the equestrian lifestyle. The equestrian lifestyle is a year around sport in which you need be prepared to battle the inclement weather ahead. Sometimes the nylon quilted jacket isn't enough, or maybe that Harris Tweed blazer needs additional layering. No need to look for another brand offering a warmer alternative equestrian outerwear because Lavenham has you covered. Everything is made in the U.K, compare to the declining quality of Barbour in recent years. Some of the jackets are being outsourced fyi read the label before you buy a waxed canvas jacket. Anyhow, getting back to the main idea.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oscar De La Renta Fur Vintage Advertisments

Cindy Crawford 1988

Lee Radziwill, Peter Tuffe, Françoise De La Renta and Oscar De La Renta


   Living in New York City with fashion week going on is pretty impossible to avoid. On the subway well dressed people with their cameras looking anxious to see the show. Plus with social media, which has a dramatic impact on our lives, it pretty much keeps us informed. Oscar De La Renta was pretty much the craze everywhere. It didn’t bother me it. Each time I saw the name Oscar De La Renta I felt pretty darn proud. The name Oscar was introduced me at a young age (5 years old to be exact) when I mentioned to my mom that I had an interest in fashion. It was a big deal cause he’s been a fellow countryman. Any true Fashionista’s definitely know that the man designed spectacular fur coats for women.

Lavenham Cockfield Waistcoat


Lavenham Cockfield tweed Waistcoat
   While a tweed or herringbone sports-jacket is pretty warm, sometimes a wool blazer need additional reinforcements. I think I came across to the perfect solution. I totally need this waist coat to accompany my Harris Tweed Blazers. Lavenham usually gets covered on my blog because I usually love their quilted jackets. However, if you're looking for stylish waistcoats please check them as well. Lavenham has this gorgeous quilted waistcoat called the Cockfield. The Cockfield is a classic 2" diamond quilted waistcoat made up in a patchwork of wools and British wool, simple collarless style and leather button fastening. This quilted jacket is a wonderful layering piece with a patterns and texture that will definitely catch the eye.The waistcoat retail for 185 pounds which is equivalent $285.00, get it here
Lavenham Cockfield Tweed Waistcoat

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Brooks Brothers and Beretta Brown Hunting Jacket


Brooks Brothers and Beretta Brown Hunting Jacket preppy

   In my opinion, the country jacket looks great over a sports coat on a businessman. I had a similar outfit like that one yesterday when I was previewing a building with a client. Brooks Brothers and Beretta have this awesome collaboration, a country coat, made from a breathable waxed cotton. The waxed cotton has  wind and water-resistant properties which  keeps you dry and warm in the fields. The jacket has double-zippers, corduroy collar, rainproof inner cuffs and a signature tartan detail at interior. All the usual characteristics of a quality country/game jacket. Underarm ventilation. Gel-Tec Recoil Reducer absorbs shock when shooting. Shooting patches. Game pocket. Inner pocket. Cell phone pocket. Packable rain hat included. Stylish jacket while conducting business or when in the country with your Landrover, wellies boots  and rifle. The jacket retails for $498.00. Totally if well taken care of, an heirloom piece.
Brooks Brothers and Beretta Brown Hunting Jacket

Brooks Brothers and Beretta Brown Hunting Jacket

Brooks Brothers and Beretta Brown Hunting Jacket

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ohio Knitting Mills History

  


 Ohio Knitting Mills was one of the most technically sophisticated textile design houses in the world. Like the Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club story that I wrote a couple of months ago, this another story everyone should know about. Harry and Walker began their knitwear careers working for Rich-Sampliner Knitting Mill; which was one of the largest factories in the world only devoted to knitwear in the middle west. Walker was the production manager, and Harry was in the field as one of the salesmen. Rich-Sampliner Knitting Mills was forward moving and made plenty of contributions to knitwear. This explains why Ohio Knitting Mills was so sophisticated since its owners/management came from the school of Rich Sampliner. Ohio Knitting Mills was established in Cleveland, Ohio in the year 1927 by Harry Stone and his business partner, Walker R. Woodworth. It's astonishing that Ohio Knitting Mills factory manufactured garments for brands like Pendleton, Jatzen, Sears and Roebuck & Co.

Ohio Knitting Mills Sweater History

Ohio Knitting Mills Sweater History

Ohio Knitting Mills Sweater History

When It Comes to Knitwear Rich Sampliner was a leader knitwear patents

  The knit trade was a booming business in which I will not fully discuss in this blog post, stay tuned. The need for labor was high or at its highest point. The amount labor matched the availability of material, which is a problem that we currently face in the 21st century. Many of the other mills face problems that they were behind in deliveries. Rich-Sampliner Mill was lucky and didn't fall victim. In fact, the brand launch a bathing suit line in which proves the success they were having. However, this statement became reversed as more companies were falling into the hands of backorders and supply problems many targeted bathing suits or accessories. Many of the knitwear brands that survived this depression secret was expanding to other accessories. Sportswear were the biggest consumers of the knitted sweaters, especially of cardigans and big V-neck sweaters. If you don't believe me then think about the super old baseball cards or football yearbooks of the 1920-30s, those athletes were crispy they had big wool shawl collars cardigans and real big capital V neck sweaters.
Ohio Knitting Mills Sweater History
Expanding to accessories

Ohio Knitting Mills Sweater History

 The two fellow workers started Ohio Knitting mills around 1926 because Rich Co fell on hard times. This happen to other knitwear brands in the area many of them close their doors. True risk takers, their only resources were Harry's automobile and Walker's $500 which they used to set up a knitting mill called Stone Knitting Mill. Even during the Great Depression, the Mill was employing close to 1,000 workers.

Ohio Knitting Mills Sweater History

   Researching Ohio Knitting Mills was such a delight because it help me untapped a lost chapter in fashion history. I am blown away to discover how immense the knitting industry was in Ohio. This brief article honestly doesn't do justice. Ohio really needs to get back in the mix and reclaim its position in the heritage market. The city was once home to over 25 knitting mills, like H.Friedman & Company, Keetch Knitting Mills, Central Knitting Mills, and obviously Sampliner Knitting Mills. Ohio Knitting Mills would be the right foot start support and shop!