Monthly Archives: April 2011

How To Choose a Pocket Square

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Figuring out how to coordinate a pocket square can be difficult at first, and it’s OK just to stick with white linen when in doubt.  But another option is to … Continue reading

The “Security Guard” Look

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The combination of a navy blazer and gray trousers is often derided as security guard attire, as it is a standard uniform for guards in downtown office buildings.  But paired … Continue reading

Gunboats

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Big, heavy wingtip shoes with double or triple soles are often referred to informally as “gunboats,” for obvious reasons.  They’re good for nasty weather, and here in Louisville we’ve had … Continue reading

Military Jacket Casual

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Jacket: No-name military-style jacket, thrifted, $5 Shirt: Land’s End, thrifted, $5 Khakis: Brooks Brothers, bought secondhand online, $20 Shoes: Alden for Brooks Brothers, store sale, $450 Total: $480 If I’d … Continue reading

Knit Tie

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Suit: Oxxford, consignment store, $60 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5 Tie: Bob Goodman & Co., clearance, $15 Shoes: Florsheim, thrifted, $8 Total: $88 If I’d paid retail prices: Over $4000.

Vintage Style

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Some vintage clothes are obviously from their era, and stick out like sore thumbs.  Others, though, like this vintage Brooks Brothers suit from the late ’60s or early ’70s, are … Continue reading

Bow Ties and Suits

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The most common comment I get when wearing a bow tie is “Wow, you really pull that off well, but I never could.”  What those men don’t realize is that … Continue reading

Surprising Socks

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Suit: Samuelsohn, thrifted, $20 Shirt: Robert Talbott, thrifted, $5 Tie: Brooks Brothers, outlet sale, $25 Socks: Daniel Cremieux for Dillards, clearance, $5 Shoes: Vintage Alan McAfee, Ebay, $40 Total: $95 … Continue reading

Linen Odd Vest

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A piece of clothing  is called “odd” when it doesn’t match the others (i.e., not the same fabric), not because it is weird or strange.  Today I’m wearing an odd … Continue reading

The Tattersall Shirt

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Suit: Kingsridge, thrifted, $20 Shirt: Brioni, consignment store, $20 Tie: Robert Talbott, thrifted, $5 Pocket Square: Brooks Brothers, clearance, $5 Shoes: Vintage Alan McAfee, Ebay, $40 Tailoring: $10 Total: $110 … Continue reading

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