Fashion FeaturesJan 25, 2012
The American Way
Traditional workwear resurges this season, proving they actually do "make 'em like they used to."
Story: Jill Manoff
Photos: Carmen Troesser
Call it “metro” backlash. For this
season, both long-established state-
side labels and modern menswear
designers went full-on rugged,
referencing utilitarian fare once
reserved for the blue-collar, on-
the-clock set. Those prone to style
nostalgia will be quick to scoop up
their many new takes on work-
wear staples—including raw denim
in classic Dockers dimensions,
trucker jackets and sturdy, lace-up
boots. Altogether, the trend reads
as an ode to the type of durable,
function-driven fashion established
by Levi’s and synonymous with
Carhartt—brands anyone dubbed
“metro” could rightly wear, though
they would definitely clash with the
accompanying man bag.
 Red Wing Boots available at Devil City, The Loop, 314.863.8080.
 Woolrich Coat available at Devil City, The Loop. 314.863.8080.
 AG Adriano Goldschmied Corduroy Pants available at AG Adriano Goldschmied, Central West End. 314.361.6161.
 Coal Headwear Hat available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.
 Rockmount Rand Wear Plaid Shirt available at Devil City, The Loop. 314.863.8080.
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