Fresh to the scene this year is the Odd Fellow Company, a clothing and accessory line established by Casey Oney (the Owner and Creative Director of Draught Dry Goods) and Aaron Settlemier (Owner of Settlemier’s Jackets).
Historically, the name “Odd Fellows” has been renown for being a benevolent fraternal organization formed to pursue projects for the benefit of mankind. Though the retail brand is not associated with the legendary fraternity, it does adhere to a similar ethic, which is to produce high-quality apparel with integrity in its 6,000-square-foot facility in Portland, Oregon, thus establishing what the company refers to as “an uncommon relationship” to the products it offers.
At the core of the inaugural Spring/Summer 2014 collection is its slim-fit letterman jacket fashioned in ten colorways ranging in hues such as cherry red, sandy beige, dolphin blue, onyx black, and cement gray. The jackets portray a clean, minimalistic design that is a mature upgrade from the ostentatious version of high school athletics.
And because the tailoring of these varsity-inspired pieces is fitted along the torso and snug at the waist, they can all be easily assimilated into a grown man’s wardrobe without a blow to his sophisticated fashion sense. The look is so hot that we wouldn’t be surprised if sartorial cheerleaders pounced on you from the bleachers. Get ’em, tiger.