Like us, you may wander the racks and aisles of mass-maket stores fruitlessly looking for something, anything, in a size smaller than Medium or a 32″ waist. We’re not bragging, we’re just observing that the men’s size small seems to be going the way of the VHS tape.
If you find yourself in a similar predicament, take a walk through the Boys (or Guys) section of your favorite big box retailer. You’ll find that a boys XL usually equals a men’s small. And not only are boys’ items usually a whole lot more fashionable than their Dad’s counterparts, they’re cheaper, too.
Check out our latest find from the boys’ Lands’ End department at Sears. 100% cotton pique polo shorts in awesome-for-summer tie-dye designs. Truly no two are alike and they come in a variety of colors, starting at just $17.50. We’re getting them in every color!
Lands’ End Boys Tie-Dye Polo, $17.50
We love a khaki suit and we love a 3-piece suit and now the geniuses at Polo Ralph Lauren’s Rugby have combined them. Wear all three pieces for a summer job interview or break them up — we like the suit and vest with jeans.
For store locations: Rugby.com
I saw this in Domino magazine and as soon as someone on Canal Street has a decent knock-off of an Hermes scarf, I’ll be doing the same thing.
Just take an Hermes scarf (you probably have drawers full of them; if not, troll eBay for vintage scarves, especially by Vera) and frame it in a wood gallery frame. Makes a great graphic statement. But avoid equestrian or historical-themed scarves, which will make your living room look like a Talbot’s in Greenwich.
By the way, a friend informs me that the late Mrs. Oscar de la Renta did this, so I’ll feel no guilt by co-opting this look that was already co-opted by the kind and generous folks at Condé Nast.