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Casual Fridays: Teed Up!

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Our resident stylist Andrew Porter waxes casual on men's and women's must-haves.


A.P.C. x K-Way Windbreaker
K-Way windbreakers are classics. I always wanted one when I was younger, but never knew where to get them. As it turns out, France was the answer to that question. The K-Way Claude Klassic jacket was born in Paris in the '60s. Thus, this A.P.C. collaboration makes perfect sense... in a French sort of way. I'm a big fan of color blocks, so this tonal blue canvas parka speaks to me. Unfortunately, it's speaking to me in French and alls I'm seeing is this high price tag. If you can afford it, go for it. Otherwise, check out the normal K-Way line here. That lily one is looking pretty right-on to me.

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Topman Rihanna T-shirt
I have a lot of great old punk shirts, but I think my days of wearing tattered old Void tees may be over. I turn 29 in two weeks, and maybe homeless-chic isn't the best look for me anymore. Perhaps it's time to step up to a world of more "sophisticated" music-oriented t-shirts. In other words, I'm not going to sell out, but I'm ready to buy in. Enter the Topman Rihanna shirt. How great is this? Photographic prints are pretty much the best, and who doesn't love Rih Rih? A shirt like this is a good statement piece. It says, "I'm an adult who's comfortable enough with myself to wear a t-shirt featuring a pop star loved by tweens across the globe." I'd like to put in a request for a Robyn shirt as well—but I'm going to pass on Ke$ha.

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Casual Follow-up
While perusing the net the other day, I came across two items that made me want to follow-up on past posts. The first being the white t-shirt and the second being the espadrille.


So as it turns out, I wasn't the only one feeling the Hanes white t-shirt as a summer must. Apparently Supreme was as well. Check out their collaboration Gotta say, as a passionate lover of the white tee. I have to give Supreme props for this one. I wish I could have beat them to the punch with a Hanes x Casual Fridays collab. Hanes reps, are you reading this?

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As for the espadrille, Opening Ceremony did this line with Soludos, and they look pretty stellar. The florals look fresh and the linens are top-notch as well. In all honesty, the laceless espadrille makes me look like I have lady feet, but maybe they work for you... especially if you're a lady. Either way, for $35 you can't complain!

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