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The SmARTORIALIST: Knit Ties…Spring’s Underdog Story

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There once was a little cravat named, Knit. Knit was unlike all the other ties in his class. Knit was flexible. Knit had texture. When properly looped, Knit would make a variety of masculine, yet sophisticated knots about the neck. But all his classmates made fun of him, because he lacked ‘a point’. The pointy ties were favorites among all the power players; you know, businessmen — captains of industry. Knit’s pointy collegues were traditional, accepted by EVERYONE, and thus, far more popular than knit could ever hope to be.

But one day, the Bold Graduate came along. Debonnaire, in an artsy-book-smartsy kind of way. He was respected and reputable, well-versed and cultured. The Bold Graduate approached the class of cravats — poised and perspicaciously. He once-overed the Broad, Power ties — quickly writing them off for being too ostentatious and gaudy. The narrow, yet structured Repp ties desparately grabbed his attention, causing the Bold Graduate to vacillate a bit. Eventually, he broke their subdued trance and moved beyond them as well. Skinny, Bow, and Ascot…all starved for attention; he would not indulge them on this day. Finally, in his periphery stood Knit — bashful and quiet — yet, confident.

The Bold Graduate was intrigued by Knit’s humility. Knit seemed to get along with EVERYTHING knit came in contact with. Knit was refined, and had an accent. Most of all, Knit, by design, did not look like everyone else — The Bold Graduate could identify with that wholly. The Bold Graduate and Knit went on to become great friends, showing Spring how to be a modern rebel…and to look good while doing it. The END.

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April 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Class|in|Session: The Nifty Knot

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I saw this on the Sartorialist‘s blog and thought to myself, ‘Hmm…this would be a nice little jewel for our grads and graduettes to have — especially since scarves are a year-round accessory’.

Thank you, random street guy. Your nifty knot will serve us all.

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April 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm

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First|Løøk: Kitsune’ Woman – Fall 2010

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The creative minds over at Kitsune’ are making a bold statement for Autumn 2010, introducing Trad Fashion to it’s women’s imprint. Well — Urban Takeout is definitely NOT mad at them! The collection features some great tailored pieces, with vivid tonality and sophisticated silhouettes that scream “Yaleharvardcornellumbiaversity”. I’m a huge fan of the tops, infusing the rounded collars to create a softer, feminine ‘Ivy League chic‘ look. Kudos…like the throwback snackbar.

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April 9, 2010 at 11:13 am

Get Familiar: The Playsuit

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I’m going to step out on a limb here and guess that most women haven’t worn a playsuit since…elementary school. You remember them vaguely — they were essentially a one-piece tanktop + short set, something like overalls. Well, just like everything else making a resurgence, the Playsuit is back, in full effect. However, the modern approach to the Playsuit loses the straps, and boasts flowy, lightweight materials creating sexy-playful silhouettes. Perfect for warm-season shopping excursions, beach outtings, and midday romps, you can expect for the strapless playsuit to make a huge splash this spring and summer; Get Familiar, por favor.

Above: By Malene Birger playsuit available at Net-a-porter.

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April 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

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