You know, it’s just a typical early spring day kickin’ it in the park in South Orange, New Jersey in this cool ass coat, with some fly ass photography by Brian Fraser… I’m joking, but seriously though – when’s the weather gonna officially break out here? Well into April with 50-degree weather is part of this move north I’m not too excited about. I came for the culture, not the cold lol! Naw, but I understand it’s a total package that I embrace. And what a fitting excuse for my second look is this olive Waxed Cotton Trench by The Presence.

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Champagne Jesse Mills wearing The Presence Waxed Cotton Trench 2 in New Jersey 5

Champagne Jesse Mills wearing The Presence Waxed Cotton Trench 2 in New Jersey 4

I posted it earlier in the Winter season to a snow-filled backdrop (seen here), on a way cooler day in February.

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In this photo you can see how the jacket transitions with my Spring and Fall wardrobes.

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The day of this April shoot was milder so I removed the heavier layers and the cashmere lining of the jacket. The cool thing about this piece is its versatility through 3 of the 4 seasons. As an added bonus, when those spring showers come, the waxed cotton outer shell is completely waterproof.

With all my travel, my NY wardrobe is rather lean, so just paired the jacket with my go-to crisp white oxford from Suit Supply and some dark denim by Earnest Sewn. At the base, you have these chestnut brown Gallagher Boots by my friends at Beckett Simonon.

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Champagne Jesse Mills wearing The Presence Waxed Cotton Trench in New Jersey 8

Champagne Jesse Mills wearing The Presence Waxed Cotton Trench in New Jersey 7

Travel schedule has actually taught me how to keep my packing light, with only the key foundational pieces I can put with almost anything. The challenge is keeping it light as the season progresses and you add to the collection…

Glasses by Warby Parker | Shirt by Suit Supply | Jacket by The Presence | Denim by Earnest Sewn

Cheers,

‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills


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