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October 19 2019
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Layer On

The Muji Shirt


Do we like T-shirts? We do. Button-ups? Indeed. French work jackets? You know us so well. Which is why we’re especially fond of this hybrid of all three styles from Muji, the Japanese purveyor of minimalist-looking but maximally functional products of many persuasions. The brand’s new stand-collar shirt is crafted from organic, two-ply flannel, meaning that it’s toastier than your average tee and relatively planet-friendly as well. But a brief note: Button it up, tuck it into tailored trousers or stylish jeans, roll the sleeves, and add a great necklace, and preferably some bracelets as well. Like many boxy tops, it looks best when styled with precision. ($39, muji.com)

Swan Around

Senlis dress


There’s no reason to abandon florals just because it’s turtleneck season. Senlis, a new brand whose name is derived from a small town north of Paris that we happen to like very much, has a solution. The dahlia-print Josephine dress exudes the spirit of summer with the stylings of fall, including a seasonally appropriate color palette, single-tiered skirt, and ruffled neckline. Add boots and a tailored blazer, and consider yourself attired for whatever the day might hold. A long-sleeved black or cream turtleneck underneath wouldn’t hurt, either. ($228, senlis.com)

Loaf Around

Tweedy Bass Weejuns


Just a few weeks ago, Chloë Sevigny admitted to us that her idea of a perfect shoe is the humble Bass Weejun. As if on cue, the brand has released a collaboration with Harris Tweed that might prove impossible to resist for even the most ardent high-heel or sneaker loyalist. (We know you’re out there.) Handwoven in the Scottish Hebrides—by local artisans—the fabric is used to add a little something special to the loafers that we’ve been wearing quasi-religiously since our salad days. ($110, ghbass.com)

Stow Away

The Quirky Tote


Some of you have an air mail tote; some of you don’t. We don’t mean to incite feuds, so we’ve hunted down the next best storage facility for your Hermès wallet, Warby Parker sunglasses, countless Smythson pouches of various sizes, and latest release (or four) from The New York Review of BooksLoeffler Randall’s new Marlena tote. Made of transparent PVC and embossed leather (no snakes were harmed during the making of this tote, rest assured), it exudes a groovy 70s vibe and delivers a lot of style for a price that won’t trigger bankruptcy proceedings. And if you’d like something a bit more subdued, it also comes in cognac and white options. You do you. ($325, birdbrooklyn.com)

Stay Warm

Hestra Gloves


We don’t mean to sound like your mother, but: “Where are your gloves?” Yes, it’s that time. And for our money, there’s no better glove than Hestra. Started in Sweden by Martin Magnusson in 1936 and now run by the fourth generation, Hestra makes everything you need to keep your hands warm in any situation, from skiing to ice-skating. But if you want a treat that’s also a good deal, check out their made-to-measure dress gloves. Table-cut and handcrafted according to the French method, they make any coat look great. Plus: all styles come in men’s and women’s. Our favorite? The unlined peccary glove. Don’t worry, the site gives easy directions on how to take your measurements. ($400, hestragloves.com)

Wear

Incotex Pants


For some of us gents at Air Mail, Incotex pants are the secret weapon of style, and no more so than in winter, when the moleskin trousers give your wardrobe a one-two punch of style and service: you look great, and you’re not wearing some paper-thin pair of khakis that howling winds slice through. We’re big fans of the navy version, as it gives you a snappier option than denim does. (If you like them—and we have a hunch you will—they’re also available in brown, green, and gray.) Trust us: you can’t go wrong with Incotex. Started in Venice in 1951, it is dedicated to working with small vendors across Italy to source only the best materials. ($390, slowear.com)

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