When taking on a male-dominated field, women can bring a lot to the table, like, uh, pot roasts, and casseroles, and...hey, where are you going? Ignoring such optimistic misogyny to swaddle men in desperate need, Veruca Salt
A long-running boutique apparently known for stocking wall-to-wall women's wear, Veruca Salt's launching into the men's game for spring, clearly another attempt to find the goose that lays the golden eggs. Among the highlights
English Laundry: From a Manchester-raised self-proclaimed "child of the '60s", EL maintains a Brit Rock edge throughout its robust line of shirts and jackets, as evidenced in the Lennon series, which incorporates elements of his drawings into the tagging, collars, and cuffs, so slick it'll make everyone else the Jealous Guy
Superdry: Mixing Japanese graphics and vintage fabrics, UK-based Superdry slings everything from denim and lumberjack-style flannel b-downs to lightweight hooded vests known as "gilets", making them the best a man can get
Stitch's: Made from luxe imported denim that's aged in redwood barrels in Wyoming, and sporting brass buttons modeled after 19thC coinage, Stitch'd styles include the low-rise boot-cut Nebraska (with back-flap pockets); the slim, straight-leg, trouser-pocketed Idaho; and the looser Dakota, which everyone accused her of after seeing Hound Dog
The current crop's just the beginning, with lines slated to debut later this spring including the Amsterdam-based classy casual clothier Scotch & Soda, also something that'll end up all over your face if you demand a woman bring it to the table for you.