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Morning Recon: Red Wings, Face Tats, and LBJ's Pants

Every day we get up early to scan the web for the best in men's style. And then we go grab a coffee. After that, we sit down and bang out a blog post. Here it is.

The boot of the moment, for next fall: Red Wing.

Red Wing’s current wares were all the rage at last week’s Pitti Uomo trade show; and now Mr. Michael Williams treats us to an exclusive preview of the brand’s Fall ’11 collection.

Heading off to Germany for Berlin Fashion Week? The New York Times‘ Globespotters blog has a rundown on where to party in Europe’s sleepless capital.

Valet posts a quick roundup of three brands you should know from one of the best men’s fashion trade shows around, Capsule.

Breaking tradition at black-tie affairs is a high-risk game. Motivational Styling shows how to do it with serious flair…and then hit the subway.

Guest of a Guest opens up the debate on just what exactly the official uniform for 2011 is. Bean boots and Barbours abound.

We’d advise sobering up before moving forward with that face tattoo. For those still inclined, peruse New York‘s Top 10 Rapper Face Tattoos. At the very least, you’ll be settling for the neck.

The Wall Street Journal ponders the shrinking of men’s collars.

Put This On surfaces audio of Lyndon Johnson ordering a pair of pants from Haggar in ’64. The president’s tailoring specs? “The crotch down where your nuts hang is always a little too tight, so when you make ’em up, give me an inch so I can take ’em out there because they cut me…It’s like riding a wire fence.” [via The Huffington Post]

And, coffee being a key player in our Morning Recon ritual, Starbucks is getting super-sized. Hello, Trenta. [via The New York Observer]

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