Normal, Status-quo, timid and safe are not words used to describe the clothing and accessories from Robert Graham or the people who wear them. People who wear clothing and accessories from Robert Graham see themselves as a-cut-above, not a-cut-out.
There are something like 7 billion people in the world today. It’s easier to get lost in a sea of sameness than it is to stand apart from the crowd. I recently started working with a guy who is the “middle” of three brothers. Part of his interest in custom suits, custom jackets, and custom shirts is a much larger selection of cloth and the opportunity to make them more personal…not so much the same as what his brothers are wearing. In effect, what he said to me was that he loves his brothers, but that they don’t need to show up at meetings and events looking too much like the three musketeers.
Part of the genius of the Robert Graham brand is that it offers a range of expression – the option to turn the volume up just a little, or to crank it up so that the neighbors at the end of the block can hear it too. You can take just a step away from the ordinary, or you can stand on a platform….so to speak.
The vehicles employed to create space and distance are color and pattern, and the artful combination of the two, along with embellishment, whimsy, fun, and a full dose of eccentricity. Some of their pieces exhibit a burst of color while many items differentiate with subtle, but colorful detail. In case you didn’t catch it, the RG brand is not just about being a-cut-above or standing out. It’s also about having fun, risk taking, and living life to the fullest with no holding back.
New this season from Robert Graham (RG) is denim. In keeping with everything else they do, the RG denim is of great quality and styled to fit the lower body like their shirts fit the upper body. Embellishments on the RG jeans are mostly on the inside. We also like their cotton chinos, which provide embellishment with a single contrasting belt loop and button hole.
A great new piece this season from RG is their un-constructed, melange knit, cotton blazer. Something super comfortable and cool to throw on when you want/need another layer for comfort or a more tailored look. Done in a medium shade of gray, you can wear this blazer with just about anything.
Last but not least is a new piece of outerwear. Similar in length to a blazer, this jacket is made from a nylon tech fabric and is loaded with functionality. The moss color exterior is easy to wear and versatile and the rust interior provides that distinguishing difference.
For more details on ways to take your style up a notch or two this season, visit 12 Essentials.