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Fudging It

03-29-2013Jeff

I picked up a new navy blazer recently, anticipating losing a bit more weight.  I’m not quite there yet, and the jacket is a bit tight in the middle.  No … Continue reading

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Dedication

03-28-2013Jeff

When you go out in the snow to get pictures of your outfit, you know you’re dedicated.  Or that you have a problem.  I’ll leave it to you to decide … Continue reading

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Amazing Vintage

03-4-2013Jeff

Most of the stuff I buy, for myself or to sell on Ebay, is modern clothing, made in the last couple of decades.  But occasionally I come across an amazing … Continue reading

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Reweaving Info

03-2-2013Jeff

I mentioned in my last post that I’d spent some money on having a couple of holes in my new suit repaired by a reweaver.  I got some questions about … Continue reading

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Suit

Pfft.

02-28-2013Jeff

New office “Smart Casual” dress code?  Pfft.  Forget about it.  I want to wear my new suit. Suit: Ralph Lauren Purple Label, consignment store, $28 Shirt: Luciano Barbera, trade, $0 … Continue reading

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Shopping the Thrifty Gent, Part 2

02-26-2013Jeff

I have another round of great items up on Ebay this week, including Brooks Brothers tuxedo shoes, sportcoats by Zanella and Polo Ralph Lauren, an awesome H. Freeman custom suit, … Continue reading

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Do the Unexpected

02-15-2013Jeff

Camel hair jacket, blue shirt, foulard tie, cordovan penny loafers.  Pair them with gray or brown flannel pants, and it’s an attractive and fairly ordinary combination.  But swap the trousers … Continue reading

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Sigh.

02-13-2013Jeff

After a week of being out sick and working from home, I finally felt well enough last week to get suited and booted and get back in the office.  Only … Continue reading

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Smart?

02-12-2013Jeff

My office, which is a corporate headquarters and was until recently one of the last business-professional-dress (e.g., suits and ties) holdouts in town, has decided to change the dress code to … Continue reading

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Happy Accidents

02-11-2013Jeff

Most of the time when you buy something that’s been tailored for someone else’s body, you end up spending money to make it fit right, and if you don’t, you … Continue reading

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