Tag Archives: Southwick

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

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

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

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

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   

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

Alterations

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Most of the time you alter the suit to fit your body, but sometimes it happens the other way around.  I thrifted this suit a few months ago, but when … 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

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