{03.18.10} Products


Cheap Trick

  • The sizing does run a tad "mass," so order one size down.

At a recent fashion party, one gent's shirt, among the Champagne-swilling sea of stylish guys, stood out. At first, I simply noticed a familiar flag-clutching eagle on the chest pocket of his button-down oxford cloth shirt. But then I noticed some details at the gusset, a well-proportioned collar and a fit that seemed to suit him. "Who makes that shirt?" I finally asked. "Dude, it's from JCPenney," was the gentlemen's answer. That was it! I recalled the eagle was, in fact, the logo of American Living, the line of home-grown classics created for the department store by Ralph Lauren. While the label doesn't bear the Lauren name, nor does it include any polo ponies, the clothing does reflect its parent company's appreciation for heritage and attention to detail. I immediately looked into the shirt and found that it's marked down, just in time to pick up a few for spring. Does it mean you should turn your back on Band of Outsiders?  Of course not, but these sure would make some fine weekend wear. - Cory Ohlendorf

$19.99 (on sale) at JCPenney





Was this 'Mix' worthy?

What is this?


Ask Valet.

The Expertly Packed Carry-On


What should I pack for my first business trip?

- Matt, OH


With nearly every airline imposing a baggage fee nowadays, if you can get away with flying with just a carry-on, do it.

» The solution


Advertise on Valet

Most Popular On Valet


Need style help?
Submit your conundrum.



Advertise on Valet


Get Valet Delivered


When a piece goes live on Valet, RSS delivers it to you.



We know you're busy. Subscribe to a weekly rundown of the best from Valet.



Want to know what we're up to or when a new piece is posted?



Add a drop of our style to your page.