All Images/Alexander Basile for Carhartt WIP.

Disclaimer: As a precursor to this post I feel it is my duty, nay, my moral obligation as a blogger to inform (read: warn) you that what follows you is LONG. 26-images-and-poorly-constructed-yet-alphabetized-reasons long. If you make it through and want to see more images (yes, there are actually more), see here. Otherwise, good luck and go forth my friends. Good luck and go forth:

  • An extremely (un)reliable online survey regarding this lookbook, conducted by a completely non-biased party (read: yours truly), allowed us to surmise the following: Firstly, that this boy is somewhat attractive (translation: hot). Secondly, well we didn’t get to the second point because were too busy talking about how great this guy is and how he’s the perfect poster boy for the brand because 90% of us would buy anything he’s selling. Good story.
  • Babe. Oh wait, I already did that one. But did anyone else notice the dude looks like he’s had zero sleep or been punched in the eyes? Dreamy. Also, button-down collar. The more I see shirts with flapping about un-buttoned-down collars, the more I’m starting to dislike them. What does this mean? I don’t know, but I do know I can get on board with the above collar.
  • Cot damn one of the best grey marle crew-neck sweaters I’ve seen (on par with the from the one by Sunspel). Not too long, fitted, high enough neck, ribbing not too wide. Cot damn.
  • Dude is wearing melange striped socks. #Menswear …or something.
  • Every kid and dog has a Carhartt beanie. Here they retail for at least double what they do overseas, and people still snap them up. There’s good reason for this and it’s not just that people love to jump on the bandwagon, but it kind of is. Whatever. Things are popular for a reason and, as someone who has been the complete opposite of popular their entire life, I can safely say there’s nothing wrong with being popular.
  • For those moments when your neck is freezing but your arms are warm.
  • Girls dressed like boys. Enough said.
  • Hello neoprene 90s hoodies throwback. PS. Nice styling, person who tied the hood strings into a bow.
  • If I saw a guy like this walking towards me in the middle of the night, I’d look twice, and not because you should always do so when crossing the street if you know what I mean. In related news, did I mention I was the Queen of subtlety?
  • Jeez camo is still around? Oh well, I can live with that. Especially combined with those pants. The pants are rad. Plus, this guy I don’t know very well, Rambo, loves camo and he is on the cusp of everything hip and cool so I feel like that’s a bonus reason to like this.
  • Katherine would wear this outfit. (Referring to myself in third person, like one of those people everyone despises. Sup haters.)
  • Legitimately have made an effort to try to like puffer vests but I can’t seem to get on board. Blue gingham shirt on form though.
  • More often that not, when a girl wears boys clothes she seems even more like a girl. Who knows what it is – maybe it’s because it’s different and it stands out, maybe it’s because when you frame something beautiful and delicate in something strong and masculine, the juxtaposition can highlight the former (< can you tell I didn’t write that?) or maybe it’s just plain old magic. Speaking of, not enough people believe in magic these days. What is that about?
  • No animals were harmed in the making of the hood of this coat. Full disclosure: That may be untrue. I made it up. I apologise. Roll with it.
  • Orange you glad that this is one of their feature colours for the season?
  • Planes or ducks or whatever (for real, what are those?), I’m enjoying picking up what this sweater is putting down. The forest-bottle-green, the v-insert, the reg- Seriously! What ARE those?!
  • Quintessential red logo sweater. (Oh c’mon, throw me a bone Scott. You come up with something for Q at three in the damn morning, a*shole.)
  • Really have no idea why this guy is standing in the middle of the train tracks. He might get hit by a fricken train for fricks sake. This is ridiculous. I feel like it’s something that needs to be taken up with OSH. Will someone please, please think of the models?!
  • Sarah is a good friend of mine. I know her well. She showed me the print version of the men’s lookbook originally, a few months ago, not only because she loves the male model, but because she thought the shoot was great. And Sarah has an uncanny knack for trend-forecasting. If Sarah likes it, you know it’s going to be a hit.
  • Tush. Oh shut up, you were all thinking it.
  • Un-fricken-real melange sweater!
  • Velvet lips’ is what Rambo (whom I don’t know very well) told me first comes to his mind when he sees the colour burgundy. Personally I think it’s more of a maroon, but what do I know? I also thought he meant the band The Velvet Lips. Or is it The Black Lips? Hold on… The Velvet Underground? Wow, what time is it again?
  • Workshirt. I like the way she work(shirt)s it.
  • (e)Xcuse me, you’re a hell of a guy. I mean my, my, my, my, my you’re like pelican fly. I mean, you’re so shy and I’m loving your tie jacket, you’re like slicker than the guy with the thing on his… Wow… It’s 3:42am right now as I write this. Can you tell? Turns out anything goes at 3.42am.
  • You know, I’m never quite sure what the thought process is when you have an image in a lookbook that has more background than outfit, but this shirt has a embroidered duck on it so I guess life goes on.
  • Zomg you made it to the end. Give yourself a pat on the back because between you and me – I barely made it. You should be proud. Either that or you just scrolled straight down and skipped everything, in which case I HOPE YOU NEVER COME BACK TO THIS BLOG YOU LAZY, LAZY READER.
Happy Thursday guys.