Rathie Spies: Hollander and Lexer Sale Alert (TONS of Linen!)

I dropped into the imaginative, spooky-meets-elegant menswear shop Hollander and Lexer on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn this week just as new Fall items were being unpacked and put onto racks among a number of summer sale pieces. If you're fighting a losing battle with the heat even at this point in the summer, I'd suggest checking the place out: they've got a great selection of linen, much of which is seriously marked down.Below are a few of my favorite pieces along with a couple of looks I put together mixing and matching from Summer and Fall.Hollander and Lexer Mens Checked=Hollander and Lexer lightweight cotton checked jacket (originally $240, now $120) with Schiesser's supersoft henley ($140). The wide shawl collar and print on this jacket give it a really unique vibe, and the buttons on the henley lend some visual interest -- as opposed to just a plain t-shirt but also without overpowering the blazer the way a graphic shirt often can.Mens Lightweight KhakisEM's of MASONS cotton-linen blend khakis (originally $190, now $95). Fantastically lightweight: airflow is a good thing!Mens Rag & Bone JeansRag & Bone lightweight jeans (originally $265, now $132.50). Love the chipped paint detail on the buttons -- makes me think of a sink in a decrepit old clinic somewhere.Hollander and Lexer Mens JacketHollander and Lexer navy linen jacket with cotton lining (originally $425, now $212). Great interesting details like the vertical slit pockets and epaulets.I don't often make it to the outer boroughs, but this trip was worth it!