who has houlihans
I liked this interview with J Brand CEO Jeff Rudes on Business of Fashion - he must have been such a good interview, giving the kind of insightful comments that reporters dream about but rarely get: you really feel like you're getting a glimpse into the business, as opposed to vague platitudes about "vision" and "strategy". And you get the feeling that he and his team understand the customer. Do have a read if you can spare the time.
Anyway, the interview got me curious about the J Brand Houlihan cargoes, which is surely the casual trouser of choice of 2010. Apparently they're made of a super luxe Japanese twill, and I'm quite the sucker for little geek details like this. The idea of a skinny cargo should annoy me - what's the point of skinny pockets you can't use on a CARGO pant, which is defined by its pockets? But I like the way they look - I love a skinny cropped cut anytime and this preserves the gamine spirit of a skinny pant with a urban, faux utilitarian touch. Sort of like me loving boat shoes when I don't know how to sail.