Tag Archives: Alden

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.        Jacket: … Continue reading

Smart?

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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

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

That Roll

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In my opinion, a button-down collar should be bold about its identity.  It shouldn’t have short, stubby little collar points that barely button down.  The collar points should be long … Continue reading

Remember

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Most of Europe and many of their former colonies observe November 11th, the anniversary of World War I’s end, as a day to remember war dead.  It’s common to wear … Continue reading

Comfy

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  Let’s face it, tailored clothing is not usually the most comfortable way to dress.  Jackets, buttoned-up collars, ties, leather-soled shoes – all can be constrictive and are certainly less … Continue reading

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

Black Loafers

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I’ve never quite known what to do with black loafers.  Loafers, in my opinion, are an inherently casual shoe, and black is the most formal color for shoes.  Shell cordovan … Continue reading

The “Security Guard” Look

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The combination of a navy blazer and gray trousers is often derided as security guard attire, as it is a standard uniform for guards in downtown office buildings.  But paired … Continue reading

Linen Odd Vest

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A piece of clothing  is called “odd” when it doesn’t match the others (i.e., not the same fabric), not because it is weird or strange.  Today I’m wearing an odd … Continue reading

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