>> A note to Gap: rather than collaborating with designers like Doo.ri, Rodarte, and Thakoon — who I love, but they're totally not your style — consider Rag & Bone.  They've got the right neutral color palette and the casual cool aesthetic going on; in short: both very you.  Or who you strive to be, at least.

Plus, their tailoring is really starting to come of age, especially on the outerwear.  I could tell from yesterday's show, even as far back from the runway as I was.  The stellar quality of these clothes doesn't translate nearly as well into the photos, but trust me, these are what good staple clothes look like, with a bit of a Britishy twist.

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