Styleternity wants alot of things: peace and goodwill on Earth for men? Absolutely! A merry union of people and nations from around the world, that too! But as the great philosopher Jagger once said: ‘you can’t always get what you want’. Stuff that costs money though: now that you can 'get’ (relative to the two previous examples which require more than one dude in an anorak and high tops). With this in mind, we present the first round of 'Stylesalvage’ where we lament the things we don’t have which we don’t have money to afford!
Michael Bastian X Randolph Engineering: flawless Italian made eye-wear engineered by men who do manly things involving fighter jets, designed by the guy responsible for bringing back 'American preppy style’,produced from Italian made materials? Yes please! $13 fake Ray-Bans these are not! Plus you can take the sun lens off and let them hang in a sort of debonair 19th century fashion.
Common Projects hi-top dress shoe: if you’re not a huge sneaker head but don’t fancy the idea of a full on dress boot either, Common Projects has you covered. This clean minimalist chocolate suede shoe is bound to impress with its muted details, striking lines and trademark gold number embossing. Its taken us a while to warm to chukkas, but they kind of go with everything. Have we mentioned they’re manufactured in Italy? Yeah, fancy.
Suitsupply Sienna Light Grey Pure Wool S140 Revenge: with a name like 'The S140 Revenge’ you’d be forgiven for thinking we’re referring to some sort of address based gangsta rap album about having beef’ but happily we’re still fanboying all over Suitsupply. Seriously, for $700 you get the works: a fully functioning fully lined two piece suit made with wool from Angelico mills (IT) featuring the smartest jetted pockets we’ve ever seen.
Thom Browne sterling silver tie bar: if you suddenly had images of John Slattery getting all steezy on you as Roger Sterling, we forgive you. Because that’s basically what this ridiculously priced (but equally awesome) tie bar from Thom Browne will do for you. The brand’s coveted three color stripe is out in full force and will add a pop of color to even the most sombre palette. Just don’t wear it with a ridiculously thin tie, Don would not approve.