Schott NYC’s story goes hand in hand with the story of American outerwear in general. Which isn’t really a surprise, seeing as the brand has been shaping — and revolutionizing — the market since brothers Jack and Irving Schott started making raincoats out of a Lower East Side basement in 1913. Take, for instance, the zipper. Schott was the first company to put one on a jacket. They also invented the leather motorcycle jacket, crafted the bombers and pea coats that kept American troops warm during WWII and beyond, and had a little something to do with that whole punk rock look that all the kids were talking about in the '70s. Now, with the third and fourth generations of the family overseeing things, and the lion’s share of the brand’s gear still being made in the States, Schott is proof that an American institution can stick to its guns and keep on kicking.
Wearing a cardigan is no longer relegated to retirees and the late Mr. Rogers. It’s an increasingly versatile second layer, especially as the weather transitions from winter to spring. Just make sure to keep your cardigan slim to avoid adding unnecessary bulk under your jackets. Featuring boldly patterned cardigans from Schott Bros. and Marc Jacobs, as well as slim numbers from Fred Perry, John Varvatos USA, and more, this selection will help you achieve that timeless style without feeling like you need to file for Social Security.
It’s Sunday night. The weekend is nearly over. But don’t despair — we’ve got a selection of top-notch gear to bring a little bit of extra joy to your evening. Scoop up a steal now and start your week off right.
A checklist for getting all glammed up before the ball drops on 2014.
Looking to inject a bit more color into your look? It’s spring—you should be! Start with the unofficial hues of the season: orange and blue (and more blue). This sale features a ton of ways to incorporate both colors into your wardrobe this spring — whether you wear them together or separately is entirely up to you.