Tag Archives: Brioni

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

Texture

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I’ve mentioned it before, but texture can be even more useful than pattern in putting together a coherent outfit.  This brown knit tie, for example, provides a solid counterpoint to … Continue reading

Drape

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If you look closely at the sides of the chest of this suit, near the armpits, you’ll see little vertical ripples of extra fabric.  That’s called “drape,” and it was … 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

Tone It Down

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  Coco Chanel famously said that the key to dressing well is to take one thing off before you leave the house.  It’s good advice, and though combining patterns well … Continue reading

The Tattersall Shirt

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Suit: Kingsridge, thrifted, $20 Shirt: Brioni, consignment store, $20 Tie: Robert Talbott, thrifted, $5 Pocket Square: Brooks Brothers, clearance, $5 Shoes: Vintage Alan McAfee, Ebay, $40 Tailoring: $10 Total: $110 … Continue reading

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