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|left- racing Sweater $108, Vintage Cow Moto jacket-upper right $650-of Vintage Buffalo leather (name confuses)...Selvage White Wash pants $198-straight fit, Moto Crinkle|
In our youth (ha ha ha) when we traded commodities on the Commodities Exchange (at that time, located at 5 WTC)...we had occasional opportunities to buy merchandise from the ever enterprising elements... (criminal?---in retrospect it finally dawned on us)... that worked cheek by jowl with the rest of us on that massive trading floor. And for some reason-that included, at one point, these gorgeous Andrew Marc Clay suede field jackets with oversized pockets-trimmed in hunter green, quilted lining...that are so classic and well made-we still wear today.
Incredible. Meaning the jackets-not that some truck probably missed a delivery. MAYBE.
Anyway that trip down memory lane was provoked by our first ever visit to the Andrew Marc showroom back in October-to preview some Spring 2013 apparel and footwear from this contemporary brand.
Now a lifestyle label-we only SAW A FRACTION of the men's stuff- but easily, what impressed us making quite the impression- was the new to us contemporary MARC MOTO line of casual cool guy denim pants, über comfy cotton tees, too bad they don't have women's sizes---varsity/motor/NASCAR style race jackets...and color saturated footwear- a welcome trend that continues for another season.
|Slim straight fit-the Premium Raw Wash w/ Red Back Denim-Imdigo $188|
|red, white blue trim details...button fly.|
Quality denim fabrics---fyi-including the primo Japanese selvage- at great prices points-
|Rider Jacket Brough Superior $595 (goat mustang leather)|
|Suede Bomber-Clay 70's suede retro style $696|
|Café Racer Jacket-Goat Mustang Leather $595|
|$48-in Pacific Blue|
|line-up of tees---all $48 faded vintage feel w/ logo-like designs that we have no idea if they really exist|
|Love-this---the sales manual...very cool|