Tag Archives: Jos. A. Bank

Low Contrast

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Sometimes low-contrast outfits can be challenging.  When the elements don’t contrast much, sometimes they clash instead of blending well, and sometimes the overall effect can be somewhat boring.  I think … Continue reading

Pebble Grain

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Pebble grain leather, along with its cousins pin grain, alpine grain, and scotch grain, is not a naturally occuring texture.  It’s a pattern embossed on the leather in the tanning … Continue reading

Sometimes Used Is Better

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  For any given price point, you could conceivably be faced with a range of options when buying clothes.  For example, if you have $20 to spend on a shirt, … Continue reading

Sometimes It Just Doesn’t Work

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Sometimes, no matter how great the find, no matter how badly we want it to be right, and no matter how close it comes, an article of clothing just doesn’t … 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 Yellow Tie

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  Many men shy away from wearing yellow ties.  Either they associate them with the yellow power ties of the ’80s or they think of yellow as a girly color. … Continue reading

The Summer Sportcoat

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  Summer is a time for sportcoats that are lighter in both color and fabric.  This is a silk/linen/wool blend that is in a lighter shade of blue than is … Continue reading

Gunboats

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Big, heavy wingtip shoes with double or triple soles are often referred to informally as “gunboats,” for obvious reasons.  They’re good for nasty weather, and here in Louisville we’ve had … Continue reading

Bow Ties and Suits

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The most common comment I get when wearing a bow tie is “Wow, you really pull that off well, but I never could.”  What those men don’t realize is that … Continue reading

Pinstripes & Polka Dots

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Suit: Jos. A. Bank, thrifted, $15 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5 Tie: American Living, clearance, $5 Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, thrifted, $15 Total: $40 If I’d paid retail prices: Around … Continue reading

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