I have a love affair with flannel suitings, wool ties, and other fabrics and items that have texture. ┬áIt’s one of the reasons I love fall and winter clothing so much more than spring and summer – the fabrics have much more surface interest, which in addition to color and pattern adds another element of depth and contrast to liven up an outfit subtly.

Suit: Brooks Brothers, warehouse sale, $150
Shirt: Brooks Brothers, store sale, $30
Tie: Vintage Rivetz of Boston, thrifted, $2
Shoes: Allen-Edmonds Park Avenue, Ebay, $40

Total: $222
If I’d paid retail prices: Close to $1500

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4 Responses to Surface Interest

  1. Mark Franco says:

    Are you aware of any warehouse sales that take place in the CT/NY area?



    • Jeff says:

      Mark, J Press has them once or twice a year. Brooks has occasionally done them as one-off events at the Madison Ave location. There may well be others; I’m not sure. A search at Styleforum would be your best bet to find them.

  2. Henry says:

    Dude, that’s sharp!

    I’m not a big DB fan, but you wear it well. The tie dimple… mwah! Looks like you could shave with that pants crease. =:-)

    When you’re looking like that for pennies on the dollar, not sure why anyone pays retail…

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