Three great things about April: 1) They’re not April snow showers. 2) You can wear these rubberized cotton raincoats from impeccable Swedish brand Stutterheim. (Swedes really know dreary weather.) 3) Sir & Madame is throwing Stutterheim a party tonight with appetizers and cocktails. You’re invited. That should hold you until May.
What to Wear Now. Or Soon.
Sure, you’ve felt the year’s first few warm days caressing the back of your neck. But Mother Nature is a fickle mistress—she giveth sun, and she taketh it away. Herewith, five humble suggestions for what to adorn yourself with in the coming months, whether the forecast calls for rain, shine or... bonfires.
Ferris Bueller–Worthy Shades
*Cough* *Sniff * *Gurgle*: keep practicing these sounds. They’ll be useful one beautiful morning when you can’t possibly be expected to handle work. These sunglasses (made in Venice, CA, by the son of Oliver Peoples’s founders) will up the incognito factor if you’re televised catching a fly ball.
Pants Highly Recommended by Surfers
What do surfers know of pants? Floral shorts maybe, but pants? Well, here’s a surprise: these easy, lightweight chambray surf pants, ready for you to slip on over trunks when the sun sets and a beach bonfire beckons. Oh, how it’ll beckon.
The Most Patriotic Picnic Blanket Ever
Woolrich is well versed in both patriotism and durability—they were making blankets for soldiers back during the Civil War. But as this picnic-appropriate, stars-and-stripes number proudly attests, they also know a thing or two about the proper way to cuddle underneath a fireworks display.
Old Chicago Matchbooks in T-Shirt Form
These T-shirts’ designs come from vintage matchbook covers saved from Chicago restaurants (and other places) like Pie Pan and Sky Ride. So in August, when it’s so very hot, look back at this past winter... well, if not fondly, then at least while wearing something metaphorically cool.