Fall Looks – Steven Alan

Well, we’ve just come off a weekend where it has legitimately felt like fall… It was in the upper 50s in Chicago, and the South saw some cooler temps (even got into the 40s down in Huntsville, AL!). And it’s also starting to get darker a little earlier each day. So let’s continue with the fall vibes from last week and feature another look I’m digging from another brand: Steven Alan. Based in New York, Steven Alan has been able to cultivate a clean aesthetic with modern twists… and he does it well. Here’s a look I’d be happy to rock (and could, considering I own a lot of these items).

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Traditional Weatherwear – Waverly Quilted Coat

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Steven Alan – Forte Band Collar Shirt

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Rowena Sartin – Basik Leather Belt

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Wings+Horns – Westpoint Chinos

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Barbour – Kendal Sock

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New Balance – 696 Deconstructed Sneaker

Fall Looks – Huckberry

So now that Labor Day has come and gone, we’re packing away the seersucker. Some folks are putting away the white jeans (some aren’t). College football arrived in all it’s glory this past weekend, and the NFL is on it’s way in just two days. Pretty soon the leaves will be changing… blah blah blah. Fall is coming.

So here at D.o.P., I’ve decided to highlight my own personal fall style in a series of posts using single brands/online shops for each one. First off is new friend of the blog, Huckberry. For the first time in years, I’m not required to wear tailored clothing to work. I’ve been able to lean on the casual side while on the job, so Huckberry’s aesthetic lines right up with mine as of late. So without further ado, here’s a look I’d rock this fall… all courtesy of Huckberry. What from them will you be wearing this fall?

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Apolis Wool Chore Jacket

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Bridge & Burn Powell Shirt

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Tanner Goods Classic Belt

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Bulletprufe Slim Denim

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Icebreaker Hike+ Socks

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Danner Canoe Moc

D.o.P. Travels: Boston

Oh boy, Boston is a great place! My wife and I just spent a much needed long weekend there to celebrate my birthday, and we had a great time. We had fantastic weather (until the last day when it got a lot a little toasty), so we definitely took advantage of the walkable nature of the city… and we saw a lot.

I’ve been to Boston a few times before, but the amount of history in that city gets me every time. The sites so integral to the birth of our nation are pretty much around any corner or just down the street, which is pretty damn cool if you ask me.

Favorites from the trip: Oysters and Sam Adams Colonial Ale at Union Oyster House (it’s touristy, but it’s the longest continuous running restaurant in the country and the only place you can get that beer), Mike’s Pastry in the North End (bring cash), enjoying the shade in Boston Gardens, the spanish latte at Pavement in Back Bay, and the shopping on Newbury and in Copley Square Mall.

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Hoping we can get back sometime again soon.

New Arrivals all over the place…

As we get closer and closer to Labor Day (a.k.a. the “end of summer”), our inboxes are getting quite full of emails from different brands announcing their new fall arrivals. This is a very good thing, if you ask me. I know I’m not alone in my love of dressing for fall. These brands know this, and are bringing it hard… Here’s what has been catching my eye lately:

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Suitsupply Fall 2015 Pre-Order

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J. Crew September New Arrivals

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Huckberry Featured Sale: Woolrich

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Steven Alan

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Ebbets Field Flannels City Series Sweatshirts – These aren’t that new, but I love them. The Chicago and Atlanta sweatshirts will be a must for me this fall.

Summer Reads

Who doesn’t love a good book? Great for passing time… great for learning… great for entertainment. I mostly read non-fiction as I really enjoy learning about the lives of people of note. Here’s what I’ve been reading this summer, and a few books I’m still planning to get to.

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What book has your nose been in lately? What else should I be reading?

Getting my fitness on…

I’m officially two weeks away from turning 30. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not that old of an age. But it’s a milestone that causes most people to feel like they’re getting up there. This summer leading up to my big 3-0, I’ve focused on eating well and working out a bit more to keep my youth. I’ve focused on clean eating, sticking with a Paleo-style diet because it’s what works for me. I’ve also been taking care to get some calisthenics and running in four or five days a week. Honestly, it’s all been great. I feel better and I’ve dropped about nine pounds (not that I need to “lose weight,” but I could stand to lose a layer of fat).

Any time I feel ambitious enough to make some health changes for the better, getting some new gear makes me inspired to stick with this choice. Here are a few things I’ve been using on my workouts lately; hopefully it keeps me young.

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Nike Ole Miss Cap – Gotta keep the hair back and the sun out of my eyes

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Any t-shirt will do – I like this soft crew neck by Ace Rivington

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Withings Activite Pop Watch – Swiss made watch that syncs up to your phone to track everything

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Myles Apparel Everyday Short – Tailored fit but still moves very well

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C9 by Champion Running Socks – Target socks… these work just fine, no need for super expensive athletic socks

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 – I’m pretty brand loyal, and I’m a Nike guy when it comes to running shoes

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Epic Bar Hunter/Gatherer Snack – Post workout snacks are a must

The Rotation: Fall Boots

Fall is coming. We are a mere three weeks away from college football. A mere four weeks away from NFL football. A mere six weeks away from the Autumnal Equinox. Time to get your mind right and your feet set. It’s almost time to break out the boots. Here’s what I’m planning on slip my feet into this fall…

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Oak Street Bootmakers – Color 8 Trench Boot with Dainite Sole: These will take a beating this fall.

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Clarks Desert Boots in Olive Suede: Nothing wrong with a good ole fashioned pair of desert boots.

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Dan Post Mignon Leather Cowboy Boots: I was born in Texas, raised in Tennessee… Of course I wear cowboy boots.

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Justin Classic Roper Boots: I was born in Texas, raised in Tennessee… Of course I wear roper boots.

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Blundstone Original 500 Boots: For when the weather ain’t cooperating.

What’s your rotation looking like?

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