January 24, 2012
Italian denim company Meltin’ Pot had approached me to collaborate with them and style my favorite pieces out of their fall collection into three looks that I will share with you today. Shooting it was a lot of fun, and a little painful too, I must admit, prancing around the city mid-December jacket-less, and sometimes pants-less as well, but the clothes were Milanese as they come—form-fitting, without a whisper of vanity sizing, and I, ever the diligent blogger-collaborator, wanted to showcase this best I can. Here are the looks, aptly titled for easier comprehension.
The Rodeo Dandy
(Meltin’ Pot denim shirt and jeans, Number Nine shoes, vintage cuff, native American watch band on Casio watch)
I wanted to lend an air of dandiness to the rugged double-denim look by slicking my hair back clean, stuffing a pocket square into the shirt pocket, and accessorizing with bold native American jewelry.
a cock-print Eton of Sweden silk pocket square in the pocket of the denim shirt
my Navajo-customized Casio with turquoise and coral
The Seaside Sweater
(Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, Meltin’ Pot navy sweater, vintage DIY cutoff shorts, Gucci shoes)
This chunky navy Meltin’ Pot sweater reminded me of country clubs and yachts and the seaside. I paired it with my own vintage white cutoff shorts and classic Gucci loafers.
adorned with a vintage gold tie clip from my mother
a nod to the Italians: Gucci horsebit loafers in green suede and red webbing
The Urban Huntsman
(Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, vintage cashmere scarf, Thom Browne cardigan, Meltin’ Pot olive green pants, vintage Florsheim shoes)
I loved the fabric and fit on these Meltin’ Pot olive green pants, and the color reminded me of an urban huntsman. On a stroll around New York City’s Central Park, I wore it with a plaid cardigan and a thick Scottish cashmere scarf.
the mix: a plaid cardigan and a cable-knit scarf all under a vintage camel coat with a pin from Old Hollywood and a lapel flower by Hook+Albert
Italy and America
photographs by Mikee Tuason
clothing c/o Meltin’ Pot
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