Eventually, even rock stars slow their roll -- instead of vomiting blood and penetrating groupies with a fish, they're penetrating groupies normally after getting digits from a proctologist. Dialing back rocker-inspired gear, Hause of Howe
Legendary for his rocker clientele, brazen graphics, and habit of dragging jeans behind race cars at 120mph, Jade Howe's spring drop goes subtly classy with pieces designed to be worn forever by the Everyman -- but still imbued with subtle touches to remind Everyman that he was once a baller, or at least delusional. Starting with long-sleeve woven dress shirts, there's the two-ply "Rebecca Fantasy", whose bottom layer features a faded female portrait down the left shoulder; the "Booty Clap", with two hideaway color-contrasting cuffs per wrist; and "Come Closer", a riveted-pocket rockabilly job in "Indigo Girls" blue (sure, but still cooler than Deep Purple). Other standouts include the slim-fit "User Generated" blazer w/ asymmetrical front zipper closure; "The Finest", a tapered, low-rise polyester/rayon dress pant whose pocket linings are printed with a rock flyer-style image of two female legs suspended in the air; and a straight leg twill trouser with faux diamond rivets on the back called the "Skinny Puppy" -- not being into that band won't affect your enjoyment, but not being skinny will.
There's also a selection of tees, the best being "You Rang", sporting a shot of a bare-breasted model taken directly from a late-60s/early-70s fashion mag Howe found in a French war bunker, a great place to hide from pregnant groupies, and your proctologist.