As spring inches nearer, you may be considering wearing white denim (if only around the house). Or maybe not. In that case, consider a pair of tan jeans. They have the advantage of being a neutral basic like khakis, but more hearty, in case you end up in a wrestling match over the last roll of toilet paper.
I first put up this post back in 2011, and have gone through much evolution in trad style since then. But, sure enough, since arriving at my “country cottage” in Newport I’ve acquired two pairs of tan Levi’s 5-pockets this winter, which I’ve been wearing with thick crewnecks and dress boots.
Because of the virus, things are going to get hairy, and in more ways than one. Yesterday I saw a news item predicting that in a few months we’ll see a revival of ’70s-style long hair and beards, as we get back to work after having been cooped up without access to a barber. Future historians will call it the quarantine grooming trend of 2020.
Before the virus struck, we’d been reporting here about a nascent Ivy Trendwatch. It can still happen, though with one key modification. There should be dash of survivalist workwear, for what the Japanese call “rugged Ivy.” — CC
And if madras is still more your speed, check out Country Club Prep’s madras page and “staycation sale” here.