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$27.99 Slim Fit Chinos!! 


So I’ve always been jealous of Target’s selection of stylish and affordable clothes and shoes for women. So much so, in fact, that I tried to buy some gold boat shoes from their women’s shoe section today. The 11 was about a size too small. If they’d had a 12 I’d have copped for sure–I highly recommend being the only dude on your block rocking some $25 metallic boat shoes if you wear a men’s size 9.5 or smaller. In any case…getting back to my story…Long have I dreamed of the day that Mossimo and Merona for dudes might hold a candle to their offerings for the ladies. Today marked a breakthrough…

I stopped by Target to pick up some stuff for around the house, and gave the men’s clothing section a once-over as usual, prepared in advance for disappointment. From about 10 yards away I saw some brightly colored jackets and pants. My interest piqued, I picked up my pace and came upon some Mossimo cotton suiting separates in incredibly bright colorways: purple, green, red, yellow, etc. Colors that dominated Pitti this week. The jacket fit was a little off with the button stance a little high for my tastes, and the quality was meh. The pants were nicer than the jacket for sure. The cut was spot on, but again, the quality was on par with H&M. Not bad, but nothing that’s going to hold up to years of hard wear–but on the flip side, you probably won’t be wearing brightly colored chinos in a year or two…

The Mossimo cotton suits were a good sign though, so I searched further…and came across the chinos pictured above.

Apparently Target now carries a house-brand called Jeffrey Max that has some well made and affordable staples. Solid colored shorts are about $20, and the chinos seen here are $27.99. The fit and finish on these chinos is great. Slim, but not too skinny– 7.5" leg opening on the 34s (these run a little large FYI, so size down). Easily on par with Dockers, J. Crew, etc., in terms of quality and construction, and just a little less attention to detail than my Gant Ruggers and PRL G-1 and Custom Fit chinos. I expect these to last as long as any other chinos I own, even ones that retailed for four to six times the price.

I searched the Target website to see if there were more colors available, but it looks like the pants aren’t online. Whether that means they’ve sold out online, or they never carried them I can’t say–though I suspect the former. In any event, my local Target had these in navy, medium khaki, light khaki, and garment-dyed/faded red. The pair I bought are a garment-dyed light purple (though the label just calls them blue). I’m hoping that the existence of these pants bodes well for the future of men’s clothing at Target. As soon as more colors of these become available, I’ll most certainly be expanding my pant wardrobe.

I highly recommend these to anyone looking for some affordable slim fitting casual chinos.

***Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Target. I just like these pants, and like sharing good deals. 

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22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees

MOVIES

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Brie Larson – Room as Joy “Ma” Newsome
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation as The Commandant
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener
  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Spotlight
  • Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture - Mad Max: Fury Road

TELEVISION

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Kevin Spacey – House of Cards as Francis Underwood
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder as Annalise Keating
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent as Maura Pfefferman
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes”
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie - Idris Elba – Luther as DCI John Luther
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie - Queen Latifah – Bessie as Bessie Smith
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Downton Abbey
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Orange Is the New Black
  • Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television - Game of Thrones
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A series of important drawings courtesy of Jeffrey and myself.

Subject matter including but not limited to: Doug Funny, Powerpuff Girl with Grape Ape, accurate portrait of Julia, accurate portrait of Jeffrey, Batman with Charlie Brown, Elmer Fudd with a gun, Jeffrey’s contribution to Deanna’s “Sweaty/Drippy” show, and a proposal for the cover of the Drive Criterion Collection Blu-ray DVD.

Tonight: Dungeon Infinity at Highland Inn Ballroom!

Tonight, the nerdiest show in town is back at the Highland Inn Ballroom: it’s Dungeon Infinity! This comedy role-playing show, hosted by Remi Treuer, will features stand-up from some of ATL’s best plus live one-on-one rpg adventures! This month’s theme is sci-fi! Get on it, Star Wars fans!

Players
Max Fine
Karen Cassady
Darin Bush

Stand-Ups
Jeffrey Stephenson
Dedrick Flynn
Ann Marie Lowman

Doors: 8pm; Show: 8:30pm. Now $5!

Tom Hanks is 'Sully' in Clint Eastwood's Biopic of Heroic Pilot Captain Chesley Sullenberger

Tom Hanks is ‘Sully’ in Clint Eastwood’s Biopic of Heroic Pilot Captain Chesley Sullenberger

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    On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in aviation history when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the surface of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. But the storm was yet to come, a storm…

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The 2016 SAG Award Winner's List

The 2016 SAG Award Winner’s List

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The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out last night. And the winners are….

Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture

“Beasts of No Nation”

“The Big Short”

“Spotlight”*

“Straight Outta Compton”

“Trumbo”

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Johnny Depp, “Black Mass”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”*

Michael Fassbender,…

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22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards - I Vincitori

22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards – I Vincitori

Si è tenuta nella notte allo Shrine Auditorium di Los Angeles, la cerimonia dei SAG Awards, i premi assegnati dal sindacato attori.

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Ecco i vincitori.

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