Though Hollywood and Highland's golden-alien guy may suggest otherwise, LA's still on planet Earth and thus may become coldish due to autumnal tilting. Prepare for that unfortunate reality with outerwear from Howe.
Famed for rebellious business-wear described as "cowboy punk meets English country gentleman", Gardena-based Howe's 2007 outerwear accomplishes a less confounding mission: keeping your nipples toasty and soft. With cuts ranging from the ice-chip-feasting "slim-fit" to the more realistic "relaxed", their jackets, cardigans, and hoodies incorporate snug but lightweight materials like cashmere and warmer fabrics like "Downtown" fleece (baby cousin of "Downtown" Fleecy Brown). Highlights include the almost-a-sports-coat twill "Feel Me" jacket and "Deep V," a V-neck with a hoodie that'll keep the back of your neck warm, while entrusting your frontal warmth to splashes of scalding hot Coffee Bean.
Howe also makes tees, button-downs, and pants, and this spring they'll debut swimsuits -- because as the Earth again tilts sunward, you'll need something to cover thighs so pasty, they make a sick E.T. look like George Hamilton.