Where the runway meets the street

I never gave Club Monaco much of my attention until my wife spotted a pair of their plaid, lambswool trousers on a thrift store rack in Wanatchee, WA for a cool buck. They’d never even been worn, but that’s been made up for over the past six months, as they’ve become something of a weekly staple—warm; perfect fit; khaki with peach squares; real winners.

Club Monaco’s Spring 2012 collection is rife with more versatile and perfectly pleasant wares. Standouts on initial glance include the Timothy Shirt Jacket (especially in the Southwestern blanket print), the Lightweight Chinos (why not go for it in the yellow?), the Edward Shirt and matching tie (mad for plaid) and the Jorn B. Trouser (is that chambray?). Complete looks from this collection aren’t going to blow any minds—and the Miguel Shorts looks a little diapery—but there’s plenty of solid stuff to mix in with whatever might be waiting for you elsewhere as the weather warms, thrift stores included. – jt

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