Monthly Archives: January 2013

Gray Flannel & Monk Straps

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Monk straps, being more casual than shoes with laces, would normally be an odd match for the relative formality of a double-breasted suit.  The fact that this suit is made … Continue reading

Three (Small) Patterns

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  Suit: Hickey Freeman, thrifted, $20 Shirt: Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece, bought secondhand online, $40 Tie: Norman Hilton, gift, $0 Pocket Square:, gift, $0 Shoes: Allen Edmonds, Ebay, $40 … Continue reading

An Odd Jacket

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Today’s jacket is an odd one in more than one sense of the word.  Another name for a sport coat or blazer is an “odd jacket,” not because it’s weird … Continue reading

Vested Interest

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  Suit: Varsity Towne, thrifted, $10 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, bought secondhand online, $40 Tie: Kountz & Rider, traded for, $0 Pocket square: Faconnable, thrifted, $5 Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, thrifted, … Continue reading


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One of the great classic styles of overcoats is called the chesterfield.  It’s single-breasted, with a fly front (hidden buttons), a velvet collar, and a breast pocket.  The velvet collar … Continue reading

Gun Club checked jacket

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   Jacket: Daks, vintage store, $20 Trousers: Brooks Brothers, outlet clearance, $10 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, bought secondhand online, $40 Tie: Drakes, online clearance, $55 Shoes: Alden, consignment store, $60 Total: … Continue reading

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