Monday, 10 December 2012

GQ Selects: December

The North Face Denali Triclimate 3-in-1 Jacket
There's no reason performance outerwear can't also look great. The fire engine red shell gives this North Face jacket eye-catching style, especially when paired with the graphic black chest and elbow patches—the sleekness of a sports car, with the toughness of a Mack truck.
A.P.C. New Cure Straight-Leg Jeans
This is the slimmest jean in Jean Touitou's arsenal of prime raw-denim cuts. The New Cure tapers closely from the knee to the ankle, resulting in a silhouette that works as well with a casual Friday sports jacket as it does a in your weekend wardrobe. And these will mold to the wearer over time, making each pair truly unique.
Gant Rugger Tartan Plaid Blazer
As Frank Ocean proves in our December issue, a sport coat is essential to every guy's wardrobe, young or old. This one from Gant Rugger reimagines the stodgy tartan plaid with a tailored blazer that looks stellar over a hoodie (as shown on Ocean), or just about any combo in your closet that isn't a shirt and tie.
Band of Outsiders Classic Chinos
Scott Sternberg's genius is to take familiar items of American sportswear and reissue them fresh ways. These chinos are a nod to the garment's military and prep ancestry, while offering a distinctly modern cut.
Ray-Ban Pilot Icon Folding Aviator Sunglasses
Ray-Ban has put a new spin on their iconic aviator, thanks to hinges that allow the shades to fold up into the size of a single lens. However, this pair still holds true to the hallmarks of the classic we love, like brown gradient lenses and leather accents on the brow and temple. It's a reinvented classic that continues to conjure up images of McQueen and Newman in their heydays.

AG Jeans Matchbox Slim Straight Leg Jeans
Every man should own a pair of black jeans. They're an indispensible addition to a guy's closet, dressier than basic blue. These AGs are the perfect cut for such a pair, skimming the leg for a look that's equal parts rock 'n' roll and refined.
Fred Perry Track Jacket
We love the spirit of the retro running gear that has inspired designers like Prada and Bottega Veneta for spring 2013, and for guys like Steve Prefontaine, a track jacket was elementary to that look. We shot this classic one from Fred Perry on Adam Driver for our December issue: The fit and the sporty red color make it a standout, even if the only running you do is errands.
Levi's 511 Skinny Jeans
We've been advocating white jeans in winter for some time now, and one of our favorites are these from Levi's. Cut in their slim 511 silhouette, the crisp colorless denim adds some lift to darker winter standbys like a navy peacoat or tweed sport jacket, and looks great when stacked over a pair of broken-in desert boots.
PUMA Bayndyt Sneaker
This sneaker takes its design cues from a '70s running shoe, but is thoroughly modern, thanks to the tonal fabrication combining matte nylon and suede. We suggest going sockless when wearing these runners, allowing the contours of its slick silhouette to stand out.
Dolce & Gabbana Suit
To put it simply, Dolce & Gabbana has mastered the modern black suit. From the duo's focus on a body-hugging fit with shorter jacket and trim pant legs, to the perfect lapel width to pair with a skinny tie, this is a two-piece any man can feel confident investing in.
John Varvatos Extra-Trim Striped Shirt
Any guy looking to add some pattern into his weekday wardrobe in a conservative office should reach for a striped dress shirt. The vertical lines add subtle visual interest to any outfit, while the semi-spread collar works for every occasion, be it with a tie to close a big deal, or going open-collar to grab a celebratory drink afterwards.
Salvatore Ferragamo Faraone Cap-Toe Oxford
When you buy a pair of Ferragamo shoes, you're not only getting the finest Italian craftsmanship that will last a lifetime, but also getting great design. In the brand's deft hands, a standard cap-aatoe silhouette has its vamp elongated and toe tapered ever so slightly, slight tweaks that create a more elegant option for the office or a night out.

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