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Savoring Summer

by habituallychic

08 . 31 . 12
Labor Day weekend in America is the unofficially end of summer.  Where did the time go?!  But just because it’s almost fall doesn’t mean you have to put away your stripes.  Saint James has just debuted a new eight piece capsule collection at Barneys that are perfect for what the French call  la rentrée.  It was designed by Martin Carvajal of Freemans Sporting Club who kept the pieces in line with Saint James history which dates back to 1948 when they started making Breton striped shirts for the French Navy. The collection was then photographed on a group of New Yorkers by Backyard Bill for a 2013 calendar. 
“I thought of someone who has style, but is not complicated. Someone who can combine a striped sweater with a sport coat and dress shoes, but can also wear it with shorts or sneakers. I thought of people who appreciate a garment that can stay relevant in your closet for decades. The pieces are comfortable but also tough.” – Martin Carvajal
Bon weekend! 

Kirk Miller of Miller’s Oath

Alex Burns

Zani Guglemann of Filigrana by Zani

John and Mark Barboni of Hudson Clearwater (also top image)

Judi and Marly Wong of Cafe Cluny whose wait staff wear Saint James. 

Benjamin Towill of The Fat Radish

Alexander Gilkes of Paddle 8

Architect Kelechi Odu

Jon Tietz

Anyone know who them?

Writer Glenn O’Brien

Angus McIntosh of Saturdays

All photos by Backyard Bill

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  1. ArchitectDesign™ August 31, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    love all of these looks!

  2. Karena August 31, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    Some fascinating men here who really rock the look!

    Art by Karena

  3. Tricia Rose August 31, 2012 | 8:43 pm

    My husband wears his striped sweater with white linen pants, sandals and his battered Panama, it’s his favorite outfit (and yes, he looks very elegant!).

  4. simplequietmodern August 31, 2012 | 11:31 pm

    The first pic is perfect!!! Thanks for this post…I had all but given up on finding a sweater or 4 just like this. Love them,Love them.

  5. Pamela RG September 1, 2012 | 1:49 am

    Love the stripes. I’m inspired now to wear stripes for this weekend. Have a good long weekend!

  6. MJH Design Arts September 1, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    I don’t know that couple, but love the standard. Jones is bigger, but I bet they would make great buddies. I love these stripes–would be great for women also.

  7. Hallie September 1, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    Oh this was delightful and cheered me up, the whole post. Thank you!!

    Wishing you and fellow readers a great weekend.


  8. Kim September 2, 2012 | 5:09 pm

    Love the stripes, Heather! And those Italians on bikes!