Wearing military-inspired threads is a risky proposition -- for proof, see the Urban Camo Craze of '96, when bits and pieces of your friends would disappear without warning. For a more urbane nod to warfare try the fall line from Unis, dropping tomorrow
Unis is the handiwork of Eunice Lee, a Parsons-educated clothier as deft with design as she is with a homophone. Her slim-cut gear's subtly influenced by vintage, officer-class trappings, with the sweetest category being outerwear: double-breasted, epaulet'd overcoats, plus bomber, cord, and collarless jackets -- a must for recovering poppers. The innerwear's no joke either, with vests, button-downs, and five-pocket flat-front trousers, the latter solving the timeless soldier's dilemma ("whither to stash my jimmy hat?"). Everything's stitched from premium materials like wool melton and moleskin (strangely, not skin from moles), all produced by Italy's vaunted Manifatture di Padova -- because if there's one thing Italy knows about the military, it's fashion
The best place to find Unis is at the Elizabeth Street store -- and the the cheapest way to procure it is stealthily, shrouded in the mottled green-and-tan you purchased circa '96.
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