Today’s issue of the New York Observer is reporting on one of ACL’s most-liked topics — the trend of workwear fashion. The article mentions some of this blog’s favorite things — Estex, Duluth Pack, Engineered Garments, Odin, the list goes on and on.
The esteemed Mr. Randy Goldberg of Kempt was quoted in the piece:
“There’s something stylish about the idea of punching the clock and feeling like the average American man,” said Randy Goldberg, editorial director of the men’s style blog Kempt.
As was your truly:
For Michael Williams, 29, a partner at a marketing firm who lives in Manhattan but grew up in Cleveland, this kind of clothing represents a return to his Rust Belt roots. “For a long time, guys just wanted to be like the rock star or the CEO,” said Mr. Williams, who (like seemingly almost everyone) blogs about style on the side. “I think that on a larger scale this signals that people are interested in being middle class again … you know, just wanting to have a nice home in a good neighborhood.”
I am obviously an idealist, but am I totally nuts to really think that way? We all know that most guys are just interested in wearing something fashionable or “of the moment” and most of this workwear, Bergdorf Red Wing hoopla will fade away into the distance just like the American middle class. Or am I just waxing philosophical about this? I’m interested to hear your thoughts.
The entire article can be seen here.