Monday, August 22, 2011

bean pole x kim jones

i'm not an opening ceremony customer. there's something a little overdone about their buy, a little trying-too-hard, downtown-cool-girl, big-ol-shoes, snark-snark-snark, etc. that said, they know how to organize solid collaborations. bean pole x kim jones is perfect: sporty, all-american shapes with fresh colors and the coolest patterned pants for men that i've come across so far this season. the reversible, navy-to-plaid quilted winter jacket is so well-priced ($200) it should be marketed as a gateway item for guys who haven't yet left the american apparel wasteland for hipper shores.

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