I know the rain and cold are the last things from your minds right now, especially amidst this fortunate summer heatwave. But rest assured, like every year, reality has the knack of kicking in just when we’re getting used to golden tans and perfecting our BBQ grill games. This installment of Wardrobe Functions is meant to keep you in the summer state of mind but also on your toes for imminent weather changes. We don’t need the Theraflu quite yet!
A. Patagonia: Torrentshell Jacket
2.5-layer nylon waterproof ripstop shell. Regular fit. 371 g (13.1 oz). There are plenty of obscure outdoor brands out there who use just about the most technical fabrics and methods to assemble their outerwear. But unless you’re a true climber, hiker or eskimo, spending a grip on a jacket is pretty unnecessary. Patagonia has been pumping out technical gear for a half century now and has proven protection against the elements ever since.
$129 USD – Purchase: HERE
B. Unis: Harrison Shorts
Made in the USA. 100% Cotton. Fabric from Japan. Tiger camo inside details. High cut, skinny shorts are for a certain breed of gentleman. Of course we like our bottoms tailored but preferably without any crotch-grabbing/chafing action involved. These olive Harrisons are just about the only short we need for an entire Vancouver summer. Did I mention these pups are on sale? Take action promptly.
$111 USD – Purchase: HERE
C. Converse: Chuck Taylor All Star Ox (Frappe)
Canvas upper. Rubber sole. Toe cap. Side vents. There is absolutely no introduction needed for these kickers. If you don’t know what Chucks are then you’re likely an alien from another galaxy. Aside from the classic navy, black, red, off-white colour options, Frappe is the new go-to.
$63 USD – Purchase: HERE
D.: Epperson Mountaineering: Climber Tote
Midnight Blue. Multicolor Straps. Made in USA. Dimensions: 16″w x 16″h x 4″d. Don’t get me wrong, I like pattern but for the most part, all-over print becomes old and trendy very quickly. Streetwear played it out and now menswear brands are biting the hell out of each other. If you’re going to do pattern, do it subtly and minimally like the straps on this Epperson tote. Speaks for itself.
$80 USD – Purchase: HERE