John Varvatos Men’s Fall/Winter 2014-15-Milan
What’s not to like? The Majority of the Best guys colors throughout. Black, Grey, some more Black, Grey and a touch of silver. Then a bit of dark plum which almost looks Black. And just to let you know there is a bit of off-white towards the end. I suspect JV would probably call it Ivory. White or Ivory, quite a hard color to pull off for myself. And, just wait, the Coolest part of the show is the surprise ending. Pretty Stunning, pure Rock n Roll to the highest fulfillment of one’s imagination and best thing is it’s real. And I do like the coat that John Varvatos is personally wearing. Those military buttons on both sides of a jacket always get me…every time.
I went to the NYC John Varvatos store in Soho in December 2013. It was really close to going to this runway show. The vibe of the store fit the fashion so perfectly and the people there were some of the nicest in town. They asked if they could hang my jacket and even asked if I wanted a real Drink! I did let them hang up my coat, but passed on the drink. It’s never a wise decision to Drink and Shop, in person or on the web.
The clothes in the store were mostly Black, Grey and deep dark plum and that was in December 2013. This show was pure Rock n Roll and so is their store. If you get a chance to visit it Let me know how the experience was?
Last year I watched their website for months trying to nab some Varvatos x Converse kicks at a nice sale price. I didn’t get the kicks, but as soon as their dark grey zippered Men’s suit jacket went on sale, I bought it. Note: It’s cut a bit too slim for me during 9 out of 12 months of the year. But I suspect I can wear it by Memorial Day Weekend. Just hope the gig I go to is Air Conditioned. It’s more of a NY kind of jacket than a HI Jacket. But I’m good to go for the 50 Shades of Grey movie premiere, wherever that will be when it comes out.
What was your favorite Show in NY, London, Milan, or Paris? Did you get to go? Or is it on your bucket list? Personally, I was thinking the NY shows would be the place to be, but now I’m thinking .. Maybe Paris? I’ve been seeing some really nice pictures of the Eiffel Tower and really yummy things to eat on Instagram lately. Hmmm. For now, See you on the Streetz of Hawaii on the island of Oahu.
“Take me to Astor and Broadway”
That’s 6 of my most favorite words in the Whole wide World!
When I first came to NYC in 1987, that’s where a friend of mine from the New Music Seminar took me and that’s still my favorite place to go. Back in the day, she took me there and the stores were a bit different, yet still awesome. In the late 80’s I shopped at Unique Boutique, Antique Boutique, and of course my favorite-Canal Jean Company. Thanks so much to my friend who first turned me on to this awesome area of town.
What i recommend is walking from Astor & Broadway all the way down to Canal-if you get lost just keep heading to the nice looking building at the end of the street.
Since, I do need some sleep and tomorrow’s the big day for the Jordan Xl BRED release, I will keep this brief and fill it in later on this week or next.
Here’s my recommendations for 2012, some are str8t down Broadway and a few you’ll need to make a right or a left here and there, but all is easy to find:
- Astor Street Hair Cutters: (Astor And Broadway)
- The NYC book Store:
- Atrium: “This is the place that would be the Hypebeast store if Hypebeast.com had a store”.
- The Adidas Store:
- Blades: Need some SB’s or 5Boro Gear, they have it.
- Bloomingdale’s in Soho:
- Premium Laces: (68 Spring St) Say Hi to Eddie and Matthew, tell em’ Streetzblog sent you and see what you can find! I bet you’ll get some nice looking Kicks. They specialize in Supra, but don’t let that fool you, they have lots more to be found, just be patient.
- Baltazar Restaurant:
- The magazine Store diagonally across from Baltazar:
- Old Navy:
- Little Italy:
- John Varvatos:
- Kid Robot:
- Hester Street Fair:
So I need to get some sleep and tomorrow is the big release date for the Jordan X1 “BRED”, it’s also museum day. So, I’ll see you at FIT and the Harry Potter Exhibit. I usually take at least one day off from carousing to get some culture and save a bit of $$ by going to the museums. Tomorrow is the day. I’ll finish up many more great details on this blog posting later this week or early next week, depending on my connection. for now, that’s the quick list of the greatest shopping I’ve ever been anywhere near. Hope you have just as much fun as I did!
I went to Opening Weekend of Nordstrom’s brand new Topshop/Topman event in Hawaii. I’ve been to Topshop in NYC two times but it’s been too crowded and the sizes didnt quite fit. But they did have some pretty cool Brit influenced fashions. So I was pretty psyched to check out the Topman Shop at Nordstrom.
The Men’s Section Wasn’t too happening, but the Women’s section Rocks! Here’s the 411: first Men’s then Women’s.
First I went to the guys section/Topman on the Men’s floor. It was rather unimpressive. The suits looked cheap and the rest of the collection was just stuff I would never wear. Kind of a retro 70’s Beach Baha feel to the vibe of most of it. I guess they picked things they thought we would want to wear in Hawaii? I go to Nordstrom for quality and brands that are solid. It’s one of the only men’s stores on the island with brands like John Varvatos, Boss, Calvin Klein, Rag and Bone, Diesel, Michael Kors etc. Now that the Topman clothes arrived it kicked the John Varvatos collection completely out of the store. And replaced it with what looks like H&M quality clothes that aren’t very stylish. Good news is Michelle at the Topshop Women Section told me once this batch is sold a whole new batch of clothes will come in. More on the TopShop Womens collection after a couple of pictures including this picture of one the Women’s sections hip and happening grey coat with the golden zippered pockets:
I like Nordstrom especially the ladies in the Chanel Nail Polish area, they always remember me and many times even remember my name. So, I headed to the Womens Section of Topshop and I was pleasantly Impressed by Michelle and her team!
As I walked into Nordstrom Hawaii’s Topshop For Women, I could tell right away this was the Topshop I was expecting. The Clothes all looked stylish, InTrend and on target. Plus, I met Michelle right away and she was totally excited to be at her job and she gave me a great tour of the new clothes and invited me to take pictures.That’s the Nordstrom I’ve come to like and enjoy! Michelle was even totally cool and filled with information and enthusiasm before I mentioned that I wrote for streetzblog. Now that is the Nordstrom tradition and Style at it’s best!
Here’s the camo coat that Michelle was wearing. As we know Camo is in big time for Fall 2012 and this jacket is perfect for Hawaii, you can take the lining out for island wear, then put it back in for a trip to Tokyo or NYC. *Something I wouldn’t have known if Michelle hadn’t let me in on it. And they only had 2 left, I bet they are all sold out by now.
Here’s some of the hip manniquins Looking for a party:
And Here’s the Topshop Fall 2012 Layered look:
What are your thoughts on Topshop at Nordstrom’s? Or your thoughts on Nordstrom’s vibe in 2012? Or just thoughts on shopping in general? I know many, many business’ are trying very hard to get me to shop on-line, but I still like in person LIVE shopping the best..how bout you?