Monthly Archives: July 2012

Saddles

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Saddle shoes are a classic American look.  Made up in contrasting shades of brown and matte leathers, they’re a classic casual shoe.  Done all in one color and with a … Continue reading

Texture

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I’ve mentioned it before, but texture can be even more useful than pattern in putting together a coherent outfit.  This brown knit tie, for example, provides a solid counterpoint to … Continue reading

It’s nice to be noticed

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It’s nice to be noticed, and my friend Lauren has kindly taken notice and featured me last week on her new blog, South by Style.  I don’t pretend to have … Continue reading

Nice Titfer

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“Nice titfer” my British friend said to me as I took off my hat while stepping into the church building one summer Sunday. “Excuse me?” I said, wondering if I … Continue reading

Diamonds in the Rough

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  When you’ve made enough visits to thrift stores (I’ve made hundreds) and handled enough suits and shoes (thousands), eventually you get to the point that quality items fairly jump … Continue reading

You look good for your age…

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Suits seem to have a maximum lifespan of around 30-40 years, if they’re worn infrequently, before they just fall completely apart.  ’80s and ’90s suits are plentiful in the thrift … Continue reading

Mixing It Up

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The classic and most common way to wear an odd jacket is to wear a relatively dark one with lighter-colored trousers for contrast.  That goes back to the invention of … Continue reading

Summertime Blazer

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The white-pants-and-blazer combo is a classic one that dates back to the invention of sportcoats and odd jackets in the 1920s, when men wore their navy suit jackets with white … Continue reading

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