This is a summer kit by name only, since we in NYC have entered fall/monsoon season. As a response to that, this is what I wore the other day to battle downpours on a trip to Penn Station.
Mt. Rainier Design Mountain Parka
I was lucky enough to pick this up at a steep discount last week off of Superfuture, and I put it right to use. The herringbone camo lining is perfection. Note on sizing: you can definitely size down, this is a M.
Oak Street Bootmakers Hunt Boot
Bought these brown pebbled leather version of the Hunt boot at the Pop-Up Flea last fall, and have worn the hell out of them ever since. This week marked their first appearance since May.
Esckuche Kassette Headphones
These are a nod to the original Sony Walkman headphones, which I am old enough to have worn the first time around. Lightweight and with surprisingly good sound, I like that they'll hang around your neck when not on your ears.
North Face Purple Label Backpack
A solid bag I picked up at nanamica while in Tokyo last year.
The Cold Six Thousand — James Ellroy
Ellroy is a beast. I'm halfway through this trilogy that focuses on the behind-the-scenes shadiness of 1960s America.
Case Mate iPhone 4 Signature Leather Flip Case
After shattering my (unprotected) iphone while dropping it from a height of approximately 14 inches, I vowed to do better with its replacement. This case covers both front and back and is made well. I thought the piece covering the screen would be an annoyance, but I've come to appreciate it as it even allows a bit of extra privacy on the train.
Uniqlo Vintage Khakis
Nothing too exciting about these khakis, but they get the job done for a great price and the fit is on point.
LL Bean Signature Rugby
I like the details on this rugby, for example the buttoned cuff, and you really can't go wrong with navy and white stripes.