|Men's Lightweight Bomber | Old Navy - $45 ($42 at time of posting)|
|The Lightweight Bomber | Everlane - $68|
|Chambray Bomber | J.Crew Factory - $118 ($60 at time of posting)|
Jogger Pants: Chinos meet streetwear with these cuffed trousers. Maybe hard to pull off in anything close to a tailored or business casual occasion, but they add some edge (without losing the class) to a more casual, off-duty look. And you know what? I could see them with a more relaxed blazer, too.
|Twill Jogger Pants | Gap - $50|
|Jogger Pant in Campus Khaki | American Eagle Outfitters - $40|
|Regular Cuffed Chinos | ASOS - $47.61|
|Tailored Fit Jogger Chinos | Publish via Nordstrom - $82|
Denim Work Jacket | Pure Blue x Uniqlo - $80
Land’s End also has this one, which I just wish was denim rather than terry:
French Terry Chore Coat | Land's End Canvas - $128 ($40 at time of posting)
Bold Printed Shirts: Another trend that has admittedly been around for a while now. To be honest, I thought most of the earlier, affordable iterations were just, kinda, poorly designed. Something about them just made it instantly clear that they were not the designer pieces that they were supposed to resemble. These days, however, there are a bunch of budget-friendly brands really doing it right.
Geometric Print Shirt | Frank & Oak - $55 ($25 credit with our referral link) Short-Sleeve Popover in Reverse-Printed Floral | J.Crew - $80 ($50 at time of posting)Clear-frame (or translucent) Sunglasses: I keep seeing these pop up and love them, but the first pair I really drooled over was a crazy expensive pair by Garrett Leight. I’ve since found them on sale a few times, but never in my price range. Searching for cheaper options has largely been a bust, but recently I found a few that I really dig (for the record, I ended up settling on the American Optical pair via eBay, and love them, although the ‘smoke grey’ frames are a bit darker than I’d ideally like).
Clubmaster Sunglasses with Clear Finish | ASOS - $23 ($15 at time of posting)
Safety Glasses | American Optical via eBay (~$35) or Independence ($70) Black Waxed/Coated Jeans: This is maaaybe the first mark NYC is making on my style - the edgier, kinda rocker look is much bigger here than in Chicago. Also, not working at a law firm any more is giving me the opportunity to explore my casual tastes more, and has me interested in trying moves along these lines. Just avoid anything too shiny, or it’ll look like leather...tooo rock and roll, man. Those H&M numbers might be pushing it, gotta check em out in person.
1969 Slim Fit Jeans (Coated Black Pigment Wash) | Gap - $80
Waxed Jeans | H&M - $50