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Style fusions in Ballard

For the most part, fusing things together can have disastrous results, with the obvious exception of the liger. And the hippostritch. Going liger on classic American apparel: Woolrich Woolen Mills. Their outlandishly nautical themed spring/summer drop fuses the iconic functionality of Woolrich w/ the high-minded prepsterism of its Japanese designer, resulting in a collection of light-fabric pieces that can be layered, mixed and matched in seemingly endless combos, which would just be incredible, assuming they're Pizzeria Pretzel. Things jump off with surprisingly casual summer weight 3-piece suits, combining the field-style Upland Jacket w/ high stance & round slit pocket detail closure, the 4-pocket notch collar Railroad Vest, and the Field Pant w/ two bulging front flap pockets; there's also the 3-button/3-pocket organic cotton Pen Jacket, and the matching flat-fronted Ranger pants and/or shorts, available in blue/brown/black Retro Plaid, or navy & khaki printed all over w/ sketches of classic sailing vessels like steamers and Clippers, which'll inevitably sink straight to the bottom of your closet, even with Michael Olowokandi. Less formal gear includes outerwear (the hooded half-zip Zuma Anorak in windsor poplin, the button-closure navy/slate Calt Creek Vest), button-ups (the oxford plaid Upland, the pale yellow/blue stripped Laguna), and shorts like the khaki/blue single-button coin pocket'd Wedge in Essex linen, and the knee-length super-bright patchwork Cove, which look especially sharp while you're bludgeoning dolphins. WWM's also got scarves in prints taken from other items in the collection (patchwork/floral) and pocket tees like a white one emblazoned w/ a bright blue no. 2, and the heather Beach T w/ blue lettering that reads "Rincon" -- a name that harks back to another disastrous project, since really there was no good reason to fuse a condor with Rin Tin Tin.