In recent years, two notable men's fashion trends have been blue-collar workwear, for that timeless "honest job, honest wage" look, and collegiate prep, for that equally classic look of "My grandfather had a job, and I know how to sail". For gear drawing equally from laborers and liberal arts-ists, check out Durkl's winter duds
Newly cranked out of the coolest non-fireworks factory in Chinatown, Durkl's latest delivers heavy shirts and outerwear "inspired by both the collegiate and working lifestyle", though their disinterest in charting a firm path's clearly inspired by the former. Matriculating gear includes a navy, royal blue, or purple flannel buttondown with essay-gradin' suede elbow patches, a gray or blue "Inside-Out Crewneck" sweatshirt, and a varsity-style "Senior Corduroy Jacket", which totally doesn't impress you, because you made varsity as a junior, and had the cleanest back-handspring on the squad. Toiling-for-a-living's covered by the Carhart-like "Edgar Work Jacket" (in red and black) with canvas outer and "stay-tuned" quilted inner; and the lumberjack-worthy, fleece "Aztec 5 Panel Camper" hat, keeping your dome safe and warm all the way to Dec 31st, 2011, when you will apparently be flattened by an errant glacier
Because it's always t-shirt weather somewhere, they've also released a slew of new t-styles, with slogans like "Children of the Day", "Be Alive", and "The Forever Years" -- or, that listless stretch when you can barely remember your Wonder Years, and your dream of sailing through life without a job has been mercilessly Savaged.