How to Thrift: Deciphering Brooks Brothers labels


Those who know me well know I have two areas of particular affection when it comes to clothing: Brooks Brothers and vintage clothes. I worked for Brooks Brothers for a … Continue reading

Vintage Tweed


Fall is my favorite time of year. Fall clothes are my favorite kind of clothes. And a great tweed jacket may be my favorite of all. Jacket: Vintage tweed, unknown … Continue reading

Italian Luxe


I came across this gorgeous sport coat in a consignment store a couple weeks ago. Made by Isaia, one of the top makers of luxury Italian tailoring. Normally retails for … Continue reading

Back again…for now


Hi, friends. Sorry for not posting in a very long time. I hope to remedy that and post somewhat more frequently, going forward, but I won’t make any promises. Life … Continue reading

That sweet, sweet rush


Thrifting never gets old – the rush when you find something good is amazing. Here’s one from a few weeks ago – that’s a $4000+ made-to-measure suit!



Here’s a neat recent thrift find: A pair of never-worn Florsheim Royal Imperial “longwing” wingtips in what Florsheim called “black cashmere calf” pebble grain leather. Royal Imperials were Florsheim’s top-of-the-line … Continue reading



  Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren, trade, $0 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, sale, $40 Tie: Chipp, gift, $0 Pants: Express, thrifted, $10 Shoes: Alfred Sargent for Brooks Brothers, $175 Total: $225 At … Continue reading

Double Breasted


Blazer: Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted, $13 Shirt: Luciano Barbera, thrifted, $5 Tie: Brooks Brothers, discount, $25 Pants: Brooks Brothers, sale, $50 Shoes: Alfred Sargent for Brooks Brothers, $175 Total: $278 … Continue reading

Shopping the Thrifty Gent, Part 4


I have several nice items up for sale on Ebay right now, including shell cordovan and alligator shoes, tweed jackets, and high-end dress shirts! There’s more to come, too – … Continue reading

Low Contrast


Sometimes low-contrast outfits can be challenging.  When the elements don’t contrast much, sometimes they clash instead of blending well, and sometimes the overall effect can be somewhat boring.  I think … Continue reading

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