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words/images Judith Ecochard

True story.

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
WHAT ELSE-tightly knit racer sweaters-L/S hark back to those handsome ski sweaters ($108)...and an On The Waterfront worthy black Motorcycle Jet Black $495-Buffalo Ramada Leather.