Tag Archives: Johnston & Murphy

Pfft.

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New office “Smart Casual” dress code?  Pfft.  Forget about it.  I want to wear my new suit. Suit: Ralph Lauren Purple Label, consignment store, $28 Shirt: Luciano Barbera, trade, $0 … Continue reading

Happy Accidents

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Most of the time when you buy something that’s been tailored for someone else’s body, you end up spending money to make it fit right, and if you don’t, you … Continue reading

Decisions

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In a happy accident, I stumbled across this suit in a consignment shop a couple of weeks ago on a walk to the hardware store for something I needed for … Continue reading

Vested Interest

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  Suit: Varsity Towne, thrifted, $10 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, bought secondhand online, $40 Tie: Kountz & Rider, traded for, $0 Pocket square: Faconnable, thrifted, $5 Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, thrifted, … Continue reading

Chesterfield

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One of the great classic styles of overcoats is called the chesterfield.  It’s single-breasted, with a fly front (hidden buttons), a velvet collar, and a breast pocket.  The velvet collar … Continue reading

Graph Check

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This shirt pattern, called a graph check because it resembles graph paper, is one of the more versatile patterns for dress shirts.  It is more interesting than a solid, but … Continue reading

CBD

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CBD stands for Conservative Business Dress.  Plain suit, solid shirt, conservative tie, conservative shoes.  Wear it to a board meeting, or an interview – somewhere you need to look well … Continue reading

Test Time

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After reading my blog and the comments I’ve posted about how things should fit, can you spot the problem with this suit’s fit?                … Continue reading

Love

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I confess I’m having a bit of a love affair with this suit lately, mostly because it’s pretty much my best-fitting suit right now.  In fact, it fits me as … Continue reading

Diamonds in the Rough

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  When you’ve made enough visits to thrift stores (I’ve made hundreds) and handled enough suits and shoes (thousands), eventually you get to the point that quality items fairly jump … Continue reading

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