Wednesday, August 11, 2010

JDP Reviews: Cole Haan 'Air Grant'

I'll be honest, I was a little put off by the "Nike Air" tab on the side of the moc. Don't get me wrong, I like Nike, but something about it on my leather mocs just kind of cheapens them for me. But who's getting that close to my feet, anyway?

After wearing these sinfully attractive shoes for a full day I must say, any wariness I had due to the Nike Air logo was completely trumped by how incredibly comfortable these shoes are. Every step just feels better and better. Not to mention how good they look. A man even approached me to inquire as to who they were by and where he could pick up a pair.

Cole Haan Air Grant- because top siders have become WAY too common.

JDP Reviews: Vineyard Vines Polos

After years of pridefully sporting our beloved pony over my heart, I decided it was time I branched off and allowed a new friend into my collection:

I mean really, how can you deny that modest smile? When I had first heard of VV I promised myself I would never partake in the east coast trend that would soon die out. What respect did this Whale deserve? Who was he, to come literally diving into our world and take the stage our pony and croc had spent decades creating?

Nonetheless, it has occurred to me that times are changing and our friendly Whale has comfortably established himself in our homes.

I'll get to the point. The VV classic pique polo wears incredibly well. It is loose and roomy but by no means sloppy. The placket stays stiff and doesn't curl up like other brands. Tucked in or out, Shep and Ian know how to make a polo look damn good.

Whale of a Time

To be honest, I never really go "shopping" for myself. But sometimes, you just cant pass up a good deal. So, this past weekend, while accompanying a friend to Nordstrom, I found these:

I figured it was time to replace my old Cole Haan Gunnisons. After all, they do have a hole in the heel from wearing them so much.

Later after a Central Market lunch we found ourselves at St. Bernards Sports store where I purchased my first series of these:

Sans popped collar, of course. We leave that to our friends above the Dixie.

And lastly, I purchased a replacement pair of the classics:

Reviews to come.