Monday, October 18, 2010

Dress Code: Epaulet Rivet Chino in Double-Faced Digital Camo


-It's no secret that I've got a tendency toward loud style, but apart from my red Polo jeans, my pant game is relatively tame. I became aware of these digital camo chinos from Epaulet via a post over at Dreams of Perfection and I felt the impulse to pull the trigger almost immediately (which, as L.A.S. points out, is usually a good call when shopping Epaulet.)
-If you're reading thing you're probably aware that camo and cargo had a big year, and I might have even said a negative word or two about the trend. In my defense, I think digital camo can work in a casual setting with much more ease than its woodland counterpart, and the fact that these were camo but not cargo is one of the main reasons I was drawn to them. I stand by my... stance on cargo pockets: If you carry so much shit that you need more than five pockets, it may be time to reevaluate your life (or maybe just upgrade your bag.)
-As you might imagine, it took a bit to figure out what I'd wear the pants with, a task not aided by a bit of miscommunication with my tailor that resulted in the chinos being shorter than I'd hoped. Nevertheless, I tried to channel a bit of Josh Kissi's high-crop steeze and put together some functional looks, check out a few more photos after the jump.




14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You just made me not want to cop camo. Not because you look bad or anything, but it looks like finding something to wear with it is harder than I thought. Only thing I can imagine that is surefire is a grey t-shirt.

The Enthusiast said...

Nice ankle tan.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get those white socks?

Paul said...

Looks good Angelo! I think the shorter hem still works too...

Andrew said...

Like the vest, where is that from?

Anonymous said...

Is this supposed to be a joke? I'm all about rebellion but this is just stupid.

Angelo said...

Anon 1: Word.
Enthusiast: Grazi...
Anon2: Enthusiast beat you to the punch with that joke / I got them from your dad's dresser.
Paul: Grazi!
Andrew: Vest is vintage Cal Craft.
Anon3: "This" is a pretty vague pronoun so I'm not sure what you're referring to, but as I have nothing to rebel against, rebellion plays no role in what I wear.

David said...

Those Aldens are super fresh enough to make the camos look crisp but still kinda rugged, I like it.

Did you get the pants tailored or were they like that stock?

Angelo said...

They come pretty long, Epaulet expect that you're going to get them hemmed to your liking.

Dave said...

I like those blazers. Is one nylon? Where are they from?

Dave said...

Where'd you get those jackets from? Is one nylon?

Anonymous said...

I actually like it and I despise camo, I don't think I could rock it in real life but you look like a model (no homo) with the too short inseam, crazy pants topped off with a blazer with horse bit loafers too tie it all together.

I also had similar tailoring problems I got 7 pairs of chinos tailored at the same time as well as 6 pairs of shorts, all but one of each turned out perfect, I have one pair of PRL chinos that don't touch my ankle and a pair of PRL white chino shorts that hit mid thigh....

Angelo said...

Dave,

The nylon jacket is Hickey, which is sadly no longer in production, and the other navy jacket is the newbury chino from Rugby.

DWEEB said...

I'm not too keen on those particular loafers, but overall you put some solid/awesome looks together. I ordered a pair a few days ago after I first saw them and now after seeing this I feel a bit more confident in my ability to throw them into a work appropriate outfit...i'll let you know how they're received at the office.