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Kit: Karmann Ghia Type 34
Hugo Boss Closen Cotton Jacket
Yes, you can be an American and dress Euro without looking like a dork. Just don’t try too hard. Hugo Boss’s German foundations come through in this heavy cotton jacket with beautiful notched leather lapels and topstitching. It’s sporty on the outside with a chambray and diamond butterfly lining on the inside, giving it that “more than meets the eye” mystery. The elbow patches also make you look smart, which is what you’re buying the Type 34 for in the first place.
adidas Airliner Shoulder Bag
Please tell us you don’t plan on hauling your gear in one of those freebie backpacks from your last tech convention while driving such a stylish ride. That said, you also don’t have to spend a lot to get something practical and eye-catching. adidas’s Airliner has plenty of vintage appeal and a small price tag. Made with a grainy synthetic leather, it has a big main compartment, plenty of pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap — so whether it’s a car manual or a manual of style you bring along, you’ll look good all the while.
20th Century Vintage Glashütte Original Sixties
The ’60s were a great era of style if you knew where to look. Case in point, the Type 34, with its edginess, combined with restraint. Glashütte’s Original Sixties also fits right in with the restrain in style aesthetic. A stunning midnight blue sunburst dial and stylized numerals provide just enough pop to catch the eye, while the slender, milled markers and 39mm case keep things simple. The 40-hour power reserve Calibre 39-52 movement keeps everything running smoothly, like a well-cared-for vintage car.
Puma Basket Classic Canvas
Understated is inherently cool — just don’t cross over to the slovenly side of things. If you like the sneaker look but still want to stay stylishly subtle, the Basket Classic Canvas is an excellent choice. It might be an homage to ’60s basketball shoes, but the grippy soles keep you planted on the pedals, while the canvas uppers keep you cool on the longer summer drives. The classic Puma style keeps you timeless, kinda like your ride.
nau Motil Cargo Pant
Baggy cargo pants are gone. In are the slender, stealthy kind. The Motil still has cargo pockets on the thighs but in a streamlined fashion with zipper garages to conceal the utility. The organic cotton has been infused with stretchy spandex so movement in the pilot’s seat won’t be a problem.
CADET Military Popover
This casual shirt hits the right notes with a 1960s military academy look that’s both casual and clean. Lightweight Italian cotton sheeting is used in a popover format with slim fit. It looks just as good under a coat as it does all by itself. With two chest pockets and a straight collar, it’s a crisp and light look we’re sure the Germans would approve of. Just don’t get any oil on it.
Your car is on the quirky side of handsome, so a pair of sunglasses that echo the look are prime. Mykita’s Sidney, made in Germany, are the right fit with their metal wire frames in a more rounded shape with gradient lenses that border on scholarly. Your choice of affordable vintage car makes you smart. These glasses help you look it.
Epaulet Sand Suede Dress Belt
Most men don’t pay too much attention to their belts, but you aren’t most men. This American-made 32mm suede belt looks good with jeans and trousers alike, with its textured finish and silvertone solid brass buckle. Have we said “understated cool” enough yet? We’ll say it once more for this.
Bellroy Note Sleeve Wallet
Driving around with a fat wallet in your back pocket is no way to enjoy the open road. Bellroy’s solution to holding plenty while sitting comfortably is the Note Sleeve Wallet, which sits low thanks to a slim silhouette with flat storage for bills and coins. There are also plenty of features like pull tabs for monthly-use cards and easy access pockets for daily ones. You’ll spend less time searching for its contents and have less back grief from not sitting lopsided as you drive.
Blues and the Beat by Henri Mancini
Somehow, blasting rock music out of your Type 34 seems off. You need something more, well, in the mood. In one of Henri Mancini’s finest jazz albums, you’ll find the kind of tunes that embody cool and mellow, just like the Type 34. Cruise along to the relaxing melody found in “Tippin’ In” as you take the long way home.