Dropping mad cash on outerwear in a city known for "Sleeveless September" makes as much sense as the term "Sleeveless September", but that doesn't mean you should dress like a bum when the temp does dip to a frigid 68º-and-sunny. Get sharp cool-weather gear without breaking the bank, with Cloth Logic
Designed by a guy who's worked with everyone from BCBG to Nike to...Linkin Park (so you know he's good), Logic's an LA-based line of 25 retro/military-influenced sweaters and jackets all priced between $65 and $133. Jackets run from a Confederacy-chic basket-weave canvas coat, to a wool/acrylic/spandex sportcoat that'll stretch to fit your Franco-Columbu-an lats, to a faux-fur collared, 70s-toned corduroy sherpa jacket (on the steppes of Everest, fashion has apparently frozen). The 11 sweaters include a thick-striped nylon/lambswool V-neck with a wide, rolled collar; a fleece-lined, stomach-pocketed pullover w/ four buttons at the neck; and a cardigan striped with a vertical Y in color combos like "caramel/storm" (actually off-white and yellow), "eclipse/grass" (purple/green), and "steel/stout" (crisp gray/what you'll spill on your cardigan)
Though currently made overseas, CL's planning on switching to stateside factories, and more sustainable materials, despite the fact that saving the environment would deprive the rest of the world of the breezy frivolity that is "Sleeveless September".