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What makes the Seagull a particularly successful and charming watch is its misrepresentation of reality; it has both military styling and a great mechanical development, yet the subtleties are unobtrusive and neither the usefulness nor the worksmanship leap out at you. As such, it’s got a little class. Simultaneously, it’s a tough, straightforward watch and with its legacy looks and olive NATO band, it goes best with an outfit that communicates comfort and roughness. So the topic of the day is an association of downplayed, top caliber with military or potentially return styling.
- Seagull 1963
- Sunny Sports “1940’s Railroad” Organic Cotton Japanese Selvedge Chambray Work Shirt in Sumi Sunny Sports is at the extremely high finish of Japanese legacy workwear. This workshirt is loaded with intriguing and satisfying subtleties that solitary show themselves upon close examination, similar to the purple triple-needle sewing and the *sumi-e* Japanese charcoal color utilized in its development. Also, on account of my own shirt, a beautiful wellspring pen ink smudge that gives it that lived-in, free cap feeling. You’ll need to locate your own pen, though.
- Engineered Garments Khaki Cinch Pant More Japanese Americana. Not exclusively do you rep your (my, at any rate) old neighborhood with these made-in-NY chinos, however the exquisite cut and the back snap cooperate consummately to give class and military/workwear style in equivalent measure.
- Deadstock Swedish Army Belt It’s deadstock, it’s military, and it’s outlandishly unfamiliar: check, check, check.
- Wolverine ‘Burton’ Boot in Brown I don’t own any Chinese armed force boots—though since I’m composing this I sort of need a pair—but I do claim a couple of Wolverine’s Burton boots, from their 1000 Mile line. Military style with a smidgen of urbanity completes the look.