Tag Archives: Allen Edmonds

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

Sigh.

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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

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: thetiebar.com, gift, $0 Shoes: Allen Edmonds, Ebay, $40 … Continue reading

Texture

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I’ve spoken many times before about the importance of texture in clothing, especially in ties.  Texture is most often found in wool, cashmere, cotton, and linen ties, but silk can … Continue reading

Exotics

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I am really, really not a fan of exotic leathers (alligator, crocodile, snakeskin, stingray, lizard, ostrich, etc.) in men’s shoes.  They’re just gaudy.  Those alligator Gucci loafers with the horsebits across … Continue reading

Matchy-matchy

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Ever seen a guy who’s just a little too well coordinated?  The kind of guy whose shirt color matches his socks, and his cufflinks, and the stripe in his suit?  While … Continue reading

The Tartan Tie

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Suit: Southwick, thrifted, $8 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5 Tie: J. Press, thrifted, $5 Shoes: Allen Edmonds, Ebay, $40 Total: $58 If I’d paid retail prices: $1200 or more   

Patience

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They say good things come to those who wait. It’s never more true than in thrifting. I’ve been wanting a suit in this pattern, called a nailhead, for probably four … Continue reading

Surface Interest

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I have a love affair with flannel suitings, wool ties, and other fabrics and items that have texture.  It’s one of the reasons I love fall and winter clothing so … Continue reading

Shiny

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Never underestimate the importance of a good shoe shine. Suit: Southwick, thrifted, $30 Shirt: Brioni, consignment store, $20 Tie: Kountz & Rider, swapped with a friend, $0 Pocket Square:  thetiebar.com, … Continue reading

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