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Following up on Jason Dike’s Selections from the John Varvatos Spring/Summer 2010 collection, we return with some new picks from our features editor, Nick Schonberger.

For those not familiar with Nick, he’s the guy who happens to write about exhibitions, beer, and mail-order meats here at Selectism. He’s also the editor over at our brother site, Curated, and the obsessive Nacho Hunters. On top of being a big Gunner’s fan, he tends to pull for UCONN basketball whenever possible. Meats, nachos and basketball aside, Nick’s perspective on the world is about as unique as it gets. There is no bigger “understander” (I said it) of the world today.

Nick’s selections from the Varvatos Spring/Summer line – The John Varvatos Hood Drawstring Jacket and the Chuck Taylor Vintage Slip-On Sneakers – are true to his own aesthetic of keeping it simple and as casual as possible.

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

John Varvatos Chuck Taylor Vintage Slip-On Sneakers

For me, this is a signature Varvatos offering. Yes, you can just get the basics, but the designer’s twists on the Chuck Taylor and other classic models have made them contemporary. Fits the particular American vision that Varvatos has cultivated well – a touch of rock n’ roll and a premium placed on comfort and wearability.

John Varvatos Hood Drawstring Jacket

I’m big on light weight coats and not a huge fan of zippers, so this jacket kills two birds with one stone. It balances refined and casual – as such hitting key Varvatos notes – and the hood protects from fears of quick April showers. Additionally, the “Machine wash only – do not dry clean” note is empowering to a slob like me. Who wants a garment that requires special attention? (unless it requires ladies give you special attention…)

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