Tag Archives: Florsheim

Gunboats

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Here’s a neat recent thrift find: A pair of never-worn Florsheim Royal Imperial “longwing” wingtips in what Florsheim called “black cashmere calf” pebble grain leather. Royal Imperials were Florsheim’s top-of-the-line … Continue reading

Awkward

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See that awkward, uncomfortable look on my face?  That’s the look that says, “I don’t like this ‘smart casual’ dress code and would really feel more comfortable in this outfit … Continue reading

Overexposed

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I’ve been playing around with new locations to take photos for the blog, and while this shady alley gets me out of direct sunlight, my phone’s limitations are resulting in … Continue reading

Cuffs

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Cuffs on trousers are an oft-neglected point in most men’s wardrobes.  Whether they’re present on your trousers or not is a matter of taste, but if they’re there they should … 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

The Block Stripe

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First of all, thanks to those who have visited this site during my absence.  I’ve gotten busy and lazy about updating regularly, though I hope to improve that.  I appreciate … Continue reading

The Boldly Patterned Suit

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  In this era when most men seldom wear suits, there is a distinct fear of bold patterns in suiting fabrics.  After all, bold patterns are normally not appropriate for … Continue reading

How To Choose a Pocket Square

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Figuring out how to coordinate a pocket square can be difficult at first, and it’s OK just to stick with white linen when in doubt.  But another option is to … Continue reading

Knit Tie

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Suit: Oxxford, consignment store, $60 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5 Tie: Bob Goodman & Co., clearance, $15 Shoes: Florsheim, thrifted, $8 Total: $88 If I’d paid retail prices: Over $4000.

Loud Sportcoat Friday

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Sportcoat: Daks, vintage store, $25 Shirt: Land’s End, gift, $0 Tie: BG&C, store clearance sale, $10 Pants: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5 Shoes: Florsheim, thrifted, $8 Tailoring: $0 (Didn’t need any) … Continue reading

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