Where the runway meets the street

The John Varvatos Spring/Summer 2010 collection is now available online for browsing and acquisition.  Fans of Varvatos  (new and old) will happily discover a variety of pieces that will complement their wardrobes from top to bottom.

While we would usually cover new collections with an overall appraisal of the line, the folks at Varvatos have asked our staff to select their personal picks for consumption from their Spring/Summer offering. We’re calling them “Editor’s Selections” for short. And just like the football loyalty we discussed earlier in the week, you’ll find our “selections” to be fairly unique to each of us. This week, we’re starting it off with London’s own Jason Dike.

Jason’s picks should come as no surprise to our readers. The John Varvatos Suede Filmore Chukka and the Convertible Pick Stitch Jacket (shown above) are about as proper as it gets. We’ll let Jason tell you why.

View Jason’s Selections from the John Varvatos Spring/Summer 2010 Collection after the click…

John Varvatos Suede Filmore Chukka

Do you even need to ask why we chose these chukkas? It’s an open secret here; we love our boots, love our suede and love it when they’re mixed together. While we’re used to a crepe sole, we’re not adverse to some rubber either – anything that’ll help us avoid doing the slip n’ slide during rainy days is fine by us. And, seeing as you asked, we’re rather partial to the grey colourway below.

John Varvatos Convertible Pick Stitch Jacket

We’re usually so laid back we’re horizontal, but they are times when you’ll need to look like you can, as they say in management-speakland, ‘project confidence’. This jacket is for one of those times. It’s not overly businesslike – you don’t want to look like you couldn’t forget the trousers from your suit – but it’s smart enough for those days when you need to fix up and look smart.

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