Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Ivy Styling... By Saul Wilks

I've been buying up some pretty ace bits of late - even if I say so myself. Impulse purchases seem to be a thing of the past, documented in the digits on past bank balances and there to be flogged on ebay due to not being worn.

With the amount of garments in my wardrobe getting to a saturation point I've really got into searching for unusual or one off items or, as in the case of the Woolrich trail parka, unspeakable bargains. Instead of rush buying of hitting up latest releases I've taken a more sensible and methodical approach to searching out things I really do want and will wear. One thing I've come to realise over the past few months is that they're certainly there to be found if you put the time in.

One of my latest additions and one that I'm proper made up about is this killer vintage Heavy wool varsity cardigan. I've been after something like this for a little while, wanted it to be original and have bided my time until the right thing came along. I managed to source this with delivery for a very reasonable price and in my opinion it leaves the likes of YMC's take on classic Ivy varsity wear in the dust.

You can't beat original one off items such as this - hailing from Michigan State, possibly from the 50s or 60s it captures Ivy League coolness perfectly. Brought up to date with the right accompaniments and this is no doubt going to be a heavy feature in my Winter ensembles... Proper !

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