This Just In: Banana Republic Wool Trousers
$35 @ Banana Republic
When it gets cold outside, it’s nice to have more than just cotton chinos to turn to. I have several pairs of corduroys that I can throw on when the temperature drops, but my wool pants are much warmer. I’ve been slowing growing my wool pant collection and have just added two pair from Banana Republic. The pants are cut in their tailored slim fit which I find to be very similar to Brooks Brothers milano fit. The leg opening is 7.75” on the 30/30. I may have these lengthened 0.5” to 1”. I wore them today and yesterday and they’re nice and warm.
I tried this on the other day and it is seriously legit. It has a nice slim cut to it. It is a bit snug in the shoulders, but not too much. I wish the collar was a cutaway, but this spread is about as wide as it gets for BR.
Also, 30% off BR online purchases ends 8/8 with code BRGOLD.
I’m usually not a fan of BR’s gear, but this is on point. Nice fabric, extended throat latch with a button under the lapel, navy pinstripe under the collar, self elbow patches, and surgeon’s cuffs. I’m not a huge fan of the color, but this in navy would be money. I tried it on today and the fit is right. Homie up there needs to size down and get a short.
This Just In: Banana Republic Leather Sport Coat
$55 @ eBay
I’ve been wanting a leather sport coat for a while. This one is pretty nice, but there are some flaws. It has a water stain on the bottom right and it seems a bit long. Besides that, I really like it. I like the color, the lapels, and the ticket pocket. It’s also double vented. I hope this stain comes out.
Addendum: I just remembered when I first wanted a leather sport coat. Back when Biggie died, Diddy and Faith did a song together called “I’ll Be Missing You”, in which Diddy wore a black leather sport coat. That was the day.
Banana Republic: Gloves
Banana Republic is having a “35% off one full priced item” sale on the first three Thursdays of December. I’m hoping to score these gloves. They’re usually $70, but they’d be $46 during the sale. Right up my alley. And now we wait…