In this day and age, just because you want something elevated doesn't mean you can't retain the comfort of the common -- you can still enjoy mac & cheese while having it luxed up with foie gras, and you can listen to tapes...that are really books! Dress up while you dress down, with gear from Orthodox.
Using a foundation of casual wear, Orthodox creates going-out-friendly gear with cleaner lines, tailored fits, Italian fabrics, and moody colors, plus overarching inspiration from architecture and literature that manifests itself in ways apparently too subtle for the naked eye. Buttondowns are highlighted by the "Hawthorne", which cleans up the cowboy shirt via refined stitching, a clean, modernist yoke, and a noir-ish plaid of oxblood and black; and the "Austen", a classic black & white plaid with interior breast pocket and two rows of buttons, so you can burst one set off ripping your shirt open in a fit of passion, then re-button the other in a fit of disgrace. Light jackets include the "Orwell", an anorak with fine stitching and a cock-eyed zipper placket; the "Bukowski", a windbreaker with geometric shoulder construction and a fancy but functional off-center button system; and the sturdy "Chaucer", a wool/cashmere peacoat, tapered and cropped, with a more subtle collar, off-beat colors like soot, and an errant zipper over the right shoulder -- allowing easy access to your clavicle, if you're a pimp like that.
There is one outlier in the collection, a tuxedo-inspired suit made of Italian cotton & wool with a black satin finish -- so classy, you'll spend the entire evening craving nothing but the return of the Mac.