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Staff Picks – Boba Fett – Halloween 2012

October 29, 2012

Halloween is upon us and to celebrate we thought we’d hand the reigns of our Staff Picks section over to intergalactic bounty hunter and feared assassin Boba Fett. Fett always struck us as the smartest-dressed mercenary, more nattily attired than Bossk in his yellow jumpsuit or Dengar in that weird head-wrap slash beanie thing. The Mandorlian armour and the Wookie braids make Fett stand out as the ultimate badass. To celebrate this, we thought we’d invite him down to Urban Industry HQ and have him root around our latest Fall deliveries to pick out his ideal outfit…

Well, actually, I just annoyed the lads here at UI to let me Halloween-ise our regular Staff Picks and let me break out my Fett helmet. To start with, I went with a t-shirt to celebrate Fett’s line of work. The Acapulco Gold Soldier Of Fortune T-Shirt in Heather Grey (£29.99) pays tribute to the modern-day Boba Fetts out there hustling hard to get that bounty reward money. Over this I chose the 10Deep Indigenous Button-Down Shirt (£99.99) in all of its autumnal glory. 10Deep continue to impress with their cut & sew output. This is a mid-weight flannel shirt that has enough colours in there to basically match with anything.

I don’t know about you, but it certainly seems to be getting cold all of a sudden. Or maybe I’ve just gotten softer since I’ve moved down south. Either way, I’m layering this look up with the Stussy x Holden Packable Down Vest in Burnt Henna (£240). This gilet combines Holden’s snowboarding –influenced cold weather gear with Stussy’s on-point tailoring. The result is a vest with 180 GM Goose Down Fill that will serve you well for many winters to come. Continuing with the cold weather trend, I’m gonna throw in a pair of Brixton Cutter Gloves in Black (£21) to keep your hands warm. I’m going for some suitably ignorant wrist action next with a G-Shock that’s roughly the size of a dinner plate. The Casio G Shock GX-56-4ER Watch in Orange (£134.99) is the largest G-Shock casing Casio has produced to date. It is also mud resistant, dirt resistant, 200m water resistant and solar powered. A watch worthy of Boba Fett, basically.

It’s hard not be put off by the hordes of carrot-fit elasticated-cuff horrible-shade-of-beige chinos you see on the high street. Seriously, do these lads all shop in the same place? Imagine my delight then to come across a nicely tailored pair of chinos in a lesser-seen colourway. The Edwin 55 Chino Pants in Malt Unwashed (£79.99) are a versatile pair of trousers that sit somewhere between olive and brown. In lieu of Boba Fett’s jetpack, I’m going to opt for the Puma MMQ Rucksack Backpack in Black/Orange (£69.99). this bag features as part of PUMA Macht's mit Qualität collection (German for "PUMA does it with quality”), and the quality throughout is astounding. The bright orange colour pops are a bonus as far as I’m concerned.

To finish with, I’m going to take a break from the usual trainer option and go with something a little classier. The Timberland Abington Alpine Ox Hiker Shoes in Olive (£130) is a great example of the kind of innovative top-tier product Timberland are producing as part of the Abington range. The Charles F. Stead Suede and Woolrich fabric uppers; the Vibram sole unit – this shoe is literally dripping in luxury detail. For such a rugged shoe, they’re actually quite comfortable and surprisingly lightweight to wear as well.

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by SeanM