Tuesday, June 11, 2013

EDDIE BAUER FALL 2013-Lifestyle Apparel

"Live Your Adventure'
lightweight insulated Sport Shop Microtherm Down Filed Jacket in cassis (pretty) $199 jacket-goes off the mountains to an office over a fitted wool blend blazer-nice details including the buttons, side vent pockets and binding lined collar (and cuffs)  to turn up-or wear down...slightly roomier waist through hip-so you can sit down when its buttoned up and not pop it off.

Celebrating decades in business---American brand Eddie Bauer has been re-invigorating itself---becoming more the brand we remembered when NYC growing up---as on trend place to go for apparel that is durable and works flawlessly for traveling and everyday wear. 

We still use or black luggage carry-alls made of Cordura® we got back in the day---in high school! 

That is durability.

AND of course-Eddie Bauer has a whole techy performance side that will get its own post.

At a recent media preview-the lifestyle pieces we saw----all are very impressive---well made (details like double stitching,  stylish but not consciously so as to be a one season wearers...with classic tailored fits that aren't constricting---something men we know will def NOT suffer for. 

Iconic styles in a way---separates that'll never date any wardrobe...including trim fitting denim, colored survey straight leg ankle jeans for gals ($79.95), long sleeves tops that are easy guy and functional enough to hike in, great jackets with pockets that all travelers need---or anyone with personal electronics (that would be everyone)...and a bevy of accessories for pop.

men's casual pieces-n acknowledgment that you can't always wear your workout clothes to work. Guys get straight fit pants  First Ascent® Uprising-denim jeans($79.95), straight leg legend wash five pocket twill  pants ($54.95), and lightweight five pocket filed cords ($49.95)....with jackets including a well done leather bomber style...in signature fits- not too slim or loose

Packhorse Leather Briefcase---another winner-$699 with HANDSOME Eddie Filed Jacket $99 a water resistant cotton/nylon blend full zip front, machine washable---layer friendly fit, adjustable snap tabs at waist/cuffs, great pockets- available now-

love-oversize Doctor's bag satchel---in leather with solid brass hardware

similar to the mauve color jacket for gals, pictured above-this multi-tasking lightweight insulated jacket the Sport Shop Microtherm™ Down Fill Jacket ($199)-works as a top layer as well as a mid-layer under a hard shell. nice shoulder inserts that are abrasive resistant for the backpack carrier.

leather patch logo---harks back to the brand's heritage
There is a lot we barely had time to see-as we went through racks of clothing featuring fitted tops for gals, and flannels--an Eddie Bauer staple---made of breathable organic cotton poly blends that fill the niche of performance casual pieces that double as active wear and street wear. A not so new trend ---but the separates are getting to the point where even fashionistas will nod in approval. 
crisp white jacket/shirt hybrid-we'd wear with a tank top/jeans/sandals=Done

Available now-madras and classic fit short sleeve plaids for guys $39.95-$44.95

so pretty---and flattering for a lot of body types---and a great travel piece that rolls up and rolls out ready to wear