Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Individuals 2 / What a Piece: Buffalo Plaid Jacket

Glenn O'Brien, the GQ Magazine Style Guy, from a recent interview:

"I have been spotted in my red plaid Woolrich jacket around town a couple of times, but usually on a casual day. And there’s something to be said for that. It’s warm. The thing about vintage is, you don’t want to look like everybody else. So you buy something old, you know there aren’t a thousand of them out there. It’s more likely to be a unique thing at this point."

True. It's about being unique - an individual. Personalize your wardrobe, as well as your home. Find the items - clothing, dishes, lighting, luggage, etc. - that define your personality and specific taste. Don't be fooled by the advertisers, who prey on insecurities. If you like something, like it with confidence. Confidence is classic. Individual style is classic. Be that.

Nearly a century ago, Woolrich originally popularized the buffalo plaid print jacket that O'Brien refers to here. We have a quality-made John Blair jacket that is patterned after the Woolrich. Best guess, it's from the 1960s. Amazing jacket. Amazing price. Made in the USA. The vintage Woolrich jackets will run a few hundred, as will the new ones. Our vintage John Blair is only $33.00. Seriously.

Junk and Howe's John Blair Buffalo Plaid Jacket (BUY IT):

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