JACKET EDUN One-Button Blazer $199 SHIRT Gitman Vintage Blue Gingham $170 TROUSER Loomstate Fabian Chino $156 BELT Cliff Reversible Cork $100 BAG Killspencer Special Ops Backpack $340 TIE Lumina Dapper Dodger $65 SOCKS Patagonia Lightweight Merino Crew $18 SHOES Olsenhaus Time Traveler $225 WATCH Vintage Continental Gallant Windup $385 WATER BOTTLE Nau Klean Kanteen $38
BLAZER OF GLORY
Somewhere between Zuckerberg’s college-slacker uniform and Gordon Gecko’s slickly conservative power suit lies a happy medium that telegraphs “creative professional” rather than “Wall Street investment banker.” EDUN’s one-button blazer, ethically stitched from cotton and linen, projects polished insouciance with a touch of the iconoclast.
Crisp, white button-downs? How pre-bleakonomics. Gitman Vintage’s American-made blue-gingham shirt, paired with the right jacket and khakis, offers a look that’s buoyant yet professional.
Not too wide nor too skinny, Lumina’s cotton necktie trumps flashy silk nooses with its understated elegance and Ivy League élan. Made in the good ol’ U.S. of A., the “Dapper Dodger” even comes in Facebook blue.
Leave the Mom jeans to Steve Jobs. Loomstate’s straight-leg tailored chino, derived from organic cotton, cleans up better than ill-fitting faded denim.
Silicon Valley is a battlefield. Killspencer’s capacious Special Ops backpack, derived from 1950s deadstock canvas from the Korean War, is perfectly apropos for a general in combat, virtual or otherwise.
We have five words for the Zuck: leave the flip-flops at home. Instead, jack up your style quotient with the “Time Traveler”—the first men’s shoe from Olsenhaus—which marries sleek faux leather with the bold utility of a classic oxford.
Made from a breathable blend of merino wool and nylon, Patagonia’s calf-high crew socks feature mesh arch braces for a snug, non-slip fit and terry-loop footbeds that provide extra cushioning.
Watches may be a vanishing breed, but few things complete an outfit as impeccably as a quintessential gentleman’s timepiece. Vintage deadstock from the 1970s, this mod manual-windup is as timeless as it is laden with history.
IT’S A CINCH
Back-to-back speaking engagements can work up quite the thirst. Wet that whistle with water from Nau and Klean Kanteen’s first-of-its-kind flask. Made from stainless steel, food-grade silicone, and sustainably harvested bamboo, the bottle is completely free of paint, plastic, and rubber seals.