Unfortunately, you can't bring most of the cool stuff from Amsterdam home: those hapnin' red-lit ladies don't ship cheaply, and the airport's dogs usually sniff out Amsterdam's famous treats. Y'know, like Oliebollen...drug-sniffing dogs love holiday pastries. For sweet gear snuck out of Amsterdam, don some Scotch & Soda, now at Metro.
S&S's a duds line adapting trends from across the globe, inspired by international research trips and crafted in an old church in downtown Amsterdam, offering super-stylish wovens and bottoms with some playful touches...man, what can't those Europeans get away with in the workplace?! Shirts include a large-patterned red/ blue plaid rolled short-sleeve number, stitched from lightweight denim and featuring a red shield logo on the arm; a blue checked long-sleeve "Crispy" cotton number; and blue, French blue, and white dress jobs with patterned cuff detailing and a couple of swappable chest "accent" buttons -- totally showing up your keyboard, which only has tildes you can't even put on top of letters. Covering your lower half're brown and khaki chinos with slick accent stitching, plus jeans like the slim Ralston (available in a waxed indigo with a bit of shine or a mildly distressed blue), the standard-cut Snatch in three shades of blue, and the boot-cut Rush, as it doesn't matter what somebody's cutting those prog-rocking Canadians with, as long as they suffer.
When it gets a bit warmer, Metro'll be bringing in some S&S shorts like a yarn-dyed cotton chino with worn edges and beach-ready patterns alongside tees like the "Someone in Holland Loves You", although, of course they do. They're super-messed up.