Thursday, February 02, 2012

speaking of steven alan....




i've been following the expansion of SA's collection with a lot of interest, but have yet to really invest in any non-shirting items because all i seem to buy these days are button-down shirts. as intrigued as i am by the references to alex katz's paintings for their spring 2012 collection, i am having a hard time finding pieces that really resonate with me. i do, however, like the clean modern lines of many of the pieces. the collection reminds me of the early 90s, and A.P.C. in particular. i am very curious about the quality of their shoes, especially the new mary jane sandals, which are the sandal version of a pair of much coveted A.P.C. mary janes from many years ago.

regardless, i will definitely be purchasing at least 2-3 new SA button-downs in the coming months. you can't really go wrong with their shirts. add a pair of slouchy Current/Elliott jeans in a fun color and a new pair of sandals for my ever-growing feet, plus my old stand-bys, Surface To Air boyfriend jeans, and i'll be ready for spring.

6 comments:

alyson said...

I love their new mary jane sandals! they are super cute. and that skirt - I feel like you could find the same thing thrifted and dye it bright blue if you want.

Mona said...

I just went to the SA annexe store in Tribeca (perk of business trip) and found a strange thing: some reverse shirt were fitted as a M and loose for the same size: even the sales person was dumb founded (25% extra sales there btw) Same cut different seasons. I bought a short on sale but must say that I was also undwerwhelmed by the selection of new season.

erica said...

I think the older reverse seams ran super short in the torso. I ended up giving away many of those, especially after my ribcage expanded post-Leon.

I'm adopting a wait and see approach with the new season. I tend to prefer AW shopping anyway!

Pretty Mommy said...

ooohhh...talk to me about the STA boyfriend jean...have been searching! Are they like the Current Elliott's of a few years past? I loved those but bought 2 pair and both developed holes within 4 months...

erica said...

the STA boyfriend jeans are definitely not like the Current Elliotts. much thicker and sturdier denim. it's somehow fitted in the bum and hips yet still looks slouchy comfy in the thighs and calves. julia/rennes is also a believer!

i agree, current elliott's boyfriends are super soft and comfy, but the denim falls apart almost immediately.

i wish i weren't 32 weeks pregnant, i would model them for you!

miss sophie said...

steven alan buttondown shirts and slouchy jeans are pretty much what i'll be wearing too once it warms up again. i haven't bought a new RS shirt in a while, so hopefully their sizing hasn't changed to much! i still think one of their strongest collections was back in 2009 or so with a lot of the vibrant prints and floral silks.