COS is a great store. The brand is fancified H&M hammered out by a minimalist gavel. They can get weird and expensive but it’s all worth it because not very many people (in America) have access to the store.
Their men’s collections are always of note because there’s always a twist on classic menswear. These are things like collarless tops and sleeveless oxford shirts, weirdo versions of men’s staples. COS is what the modern man should put on because it’s so different yet so simple. They make a man stand out. The one thing that I lusted after all Summer, watched anxiously for a sale status, and unfortunately missed out on was a purple shorts suit they released months ago.
I saw it at the beginning of June and it put me into this sartorial daze. It was extreme lust. Overwhelming desire. I had to have it—but I did not want to spend roughly three hundred dollars for a blazer and over a hundred dollars on fancy shorts, both for a wedding or event that I haven’t been invited to yet. They are necessary for my shorts focused formalwear collection even though I have nothing formal to wear these things to.
Now? It’s still not on sale and they’re out of my size. I will never get the suit. The one thing I was obsessing over is no longer an option for anything. I literally stopped by the store three or four times this Summer, every time I got an email about a sale, to see if the shorts suit had fallen down in price. It never did. I should have known better.
This is probably because the suit is the result of a collaboration with Mr. Porter. It’s not just fancy COS: it’s fancy COS with Mr. Porter’s blessing, AKA the most affordable niceties on the menswear site. Fucking god damn it. I had one thing that I really wanted to add to my wardrobe this Summer—maybe even this year—and it’s this. It would have been a new suit!
I regret this decision to be frugal. I could have been this guy in the photo above! I could have looked all fancy and shit even though I have no reason to be fancy. I’m disappointed in myself. Please make more of these, Mr. Porter. Please. Do it for me!