Shopping the Thrifty Gent, Part 4

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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 – I’ve got lots more tweed jackets, dress pants, and ties to list in the coming days and weeks.  I’ll give a 10% discount to readers of my blog; just make me an offer and mention in the comments box that you’re a reader.  All proceeds will go to help fund the adoption my wife and I are pursuing.

Check them out: The Thrifty Gent on Ebay

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11-15-2013 | Leave a comment

Low Contrast

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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 this one works fairly well, though – what do you think? The slightly darker tie, shoes, and hat hopefully provide just enough contrast to liven up the low contrast of the jacket, shirt, and pants.

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Jacket: Jos. A. Bank, thrifted, $8
Shirt: Brooks Brothers, sale, $40
Tie; Brooks Brothers, outlet, $10
Pocket Square: thrifted, $5
Pants: Brooks Brothers, sale, $70
Shoes: Brooks Brothers, clearance, $160
Hat: Dobbs, clearance, $60

Total: $353
At retail prices: $1600 or more

09-11-2013 | 6 Comments

Hello, Professor

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Blazer: Schupp & Snyder, thrifted, $12
Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5
Tie: Some old store brand, trade, $0
Pants: Brooks Brothers, store sale, $70
Shoes: Brooks Brothers, clearance, $180

Total: $267
If I’d paid retail prices: At least $1700

09-6-2013 | 3 Comments

On The Border

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What do you when you’re on the border between seasons? You’re ready for the colors and textures of fall, but the thermometer still says it’s summer.  Well, you wear clothes that are fall-ish in color and pattern, but made from relatively lightweight fabrics.

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Jacket: Brooks Brothers, clearance, $170
Shirt: Brooks Brothers, sale, $40
Tie: Brooks Brothers, discount store, $10
Pocket square: Gift
Shoes: Brooks Brothers, clearance, $180

Total: $400
If I’d paid retail prices: Nearly $1200

09-4-2013 | Leave a comment

Summer is Fading

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The last days of seersucker season are quickly running out – after Labor Day, summer clothes like this go into the closet to hibernate until next spring.

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Jacket: J. Crew, outlet clearance, $30
Shirt: Brooks Brothers, sale, $45
Tie: Lord & Taylor, thrifted, $2
Pants: Brooks Brothers, sale, $50
Shoes: Alden for Brooks Brothers, sale, $400

Total: $527
At retail prices: Close to $1000

08-22-2013 | 5 Comments

Back

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After a couple months of being lazy in my dressing and my posting, I’m going to try to get back to wearing respectable clothes more frequently and posting more often.

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Suit: Hickey Freeman, thrifted, $20
Shirt: Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece, outlet, $40
Tie: The Knottery, clearance, $25
Shoes: Antonio Maurizi, thrifted, $17

Total: $102
If I’d paid retail prices: $1800 or more

08-20-2013 | 6 Comments

Shopping the Thrifty Gent, pt. 3

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I have another great round of items up for sale on Ebay right now, including suits by Brooks Brothers and Southwick, Brooks Brothers made-in-England dress shoes, pants by Luciano Barbera, Kiton, and Incotex, and more!  I’ll give a 10% discount to readers of my blog; just make me an offer and mention in the comments box that you’re a reader.  All proceeds will go to help fund the adoption my wife and I are pursuing.

Check them out: The Thrifty Gent on Ebay

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05-3-2013 | Leave a comment

Herringbone

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Sportcoat: Fay, thrifted, $15
Trousers: Brooks Brothers, sale, $50
Shirt: Brooks Brothers, bought secondhand online, $40
Tie: BG&C, store sale, $20
Shoes: Crockett & Jones for Brooks Brothers, clearance, $180

Total: $305
If I’d paid retail prices: $1300 or more

03-31-2013 | 4 Comments

Awkward

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See that awkward, uncomfortable look on my face?  That’s the look that says, “I don’t like this ‘smart casual’ dress code and would really feel more comfortable in this outfit with a tie.”

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Jacket: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $20
Shirt: Brooks Brothers, bought secondhand online, $40
Pants: Corbin, thrifted, $5
Shoes: Florsheim, thrifted, $15

Total: $80
If I’d paid retail prices: $1400 or more

03-30-2013 | 2 Comments

Welcome

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If you’ve just found my blog via the Fashion View page in the Voice-Tribune, welcome!  Hope you enjoy my attempts at fashion on a budget.

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Photo by Chris Humphreys, courtesy of The Voice-Tribune

 

03-29-2013 | Leave a comment

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