The Ride Up...
To the 7th floor
Suits start at $1,295
Made by Southwick
Tweed sport by Southwick coat w/ half lining
and patch pockets with unfinished sleeves for working button $950
Poor Boy sweaters
Camp Mocc is out mid April for $250
with the right soul.
Canvas Dipped Bag - Go Navy $195
Proportions (not too small)
and removable labels are a Go.
Canvas Dipped that glows in the dark
Davis leather brief (named after T. Wayne Davis)
Great idea for a book lover's wallet
University Stripe Oxford. At $185, a No Go
There's an intelligent aesthetic here with details. Lots and lots of details. If you're a Manhattan working stiff who doesn't have the time to scratch your watch or wind your ass -- then Jack Spade can kit you up so you look like you know what you're doing. There's good value here with suits, blazers and sport coats all made in the USA by Southwick. There's sourced (not made in the USA) attire that's good looking but not such a good value...unless you're in a hurry.
Great value lies in the bags. An orange leather brief named the Davis (after the designer's grandfather) is $395. That's a steal in New York. Not so much if you live in Ft Wayne. There's creativity and fun with the bags that speak to the designer, Brittany Kleinman and to the history of the company. Andy and Kate Spade started the business by selling handbags in 1993. You sense that bags are still important here.
Great design and fairly priced. That's not easy to find today. Who knows... maybe the insanity of Thom Browne (BOHICA) is getting old with everyone. Even that New Yorker who works and makes too much can't afford $5,000 mistakes.