Run. Don’t walk to your nearest computer and jump on this sale. (I guess you’re already at a computer if you’re reading this.) But details aside, this is awesome.
I am reneging on my previous post. I actually bought a pair of dockers slim fit pants and I like them. Granted the leg isn’t tapered in the slightest, but the fit in the waist, seat and thigh are spot on. This is a sweet deal for $26 dollars. I like them 80% better than my essential fit’s from J Crew. I’m liking these too.
All the stars have aligned. 4 shirt for $144 and…wait for it…wait… yeah, free shipping. That’s $36 per shirt. Can’t be beat IMHO. I’d be in, but I’m focused on pants right now. Feeling these right now.
These shoes make me happy. I have no idea what I’d wear them with. Well, I have some idea, but the colors don’t seem that practical. The worst part is that ASOS does not carry half sizes. Your boy wears a 10.5. Better luck next time, but they still make me smile.
I decided to bring one of my ties out of retirement to go with these socks. I haven’t worn it in a year or two. I thought they went well together. On second thought, maybe it’s too much. The last time I wore these socks, I wore it with the solid gold tie below. I think the solid tie and the red cufflinks are just the right speed. Solids to brace the stripes. Anyway. The kit is below.
I’d love to drop $325 on some new AE’s, but I’m not that kind of person. Yeah, I’d keep them for hundreds of years and pass them down to my son like an heirloom, but who’s to say I’ll have a son, my son and I will wear the same size shoe, or share the same sense of style. So I’m on an Ebay/Vintage thing. My first foray ended in disaster (more on that later). But these look promising.
Russell Bromley Loafers from LA Vintage. Also really liking LA Vintage. I guess I could scour NYC for such finds, but I’m more lazy than cheap. $62 is on my high end for shoes. I like to shoot for around $50.
Ooh, weee. Maybe this is going too far. Am I really this guy? I don’t know, but these shoes speak to me. They say…wear me. SWEAR 2011 via Hype Beast. Also check SWEAR for some triple monk madness. Those are definitely going to far.
Digging your blog & fit pics. I'm curious about two things:
1.) BB Advantage Chinos: You seem to be a fan of sorts. Would you describe the quality of them as a pair you could definitely wear for a long time and beat the heck out of? Any downsides to them? Did you feel the need to have them tapered/tailored at all?
2.) TM Lewin: Looked over their site and the shirts seem like a deal. Any intel on the "slim fit" and how it compares to the BB extra slim fit line? Anything you think a first-time buyer should know?
Thanks for your time!
Thanks for the love.
1. The BBACs are great. They really are no-iron pants. Done a few washes and they’ve come out crispy. I’ve tried on a bunch of chinos in the past few months. I’m a bit between sizes in the waist. Like a 30.5 or so. I had to get the waist on the 31/30’s taken in a bit. The 30/30’s where too tight in the hips. The pants feel really well made. Top notch. I’m going to be rocking these for a few years. I like that they have a low rise, but I know some people don’t.
2. TM Lewin is the bomb. Their slim-fit is great in the body, but I feel the sleeves could be a lot narrower. They also have a fully fitted shirt now, which is slimmer than the slim-fit, but I haven’t tried it yet. I haven’t tried the extra slim fit at BB yet. I’ll add it to my to do list. I pretty much always get the 4 for 160 deal, which comes out to $40 a shirt. You can’t touch that for the quality, patterns and fit that they offer. They also have sales (e.g. right now) where it’s 4 for $144. Shipping to the states is $15. They offer free shipping deals about twice a year. They also have a pretty amazing community feature too where you can ask any question about their products or fashion and they’ll answer it. That really won me over. I’ve asked them tons of questions and they have always gotten back to me with good advice and info. Lewin is awesome. Go for it. I actually have two shirts from them on the way right now.
Man, those Gap skinnys are like a normal companies straights. I think Gap needs to work on their fit.
Sick blog by the way.
Thanks for the love. Those Gap chino I tried were the tailored straights. The fit was more like the J. Crew classic fit chinos. I found a pair of Gap tailored slim fit a while back down at their Soho shop. They were pretty slim, but there was some madness going on in the seat. It may have just been a defective pair. I’ll have pics up in a minute. Hold tight.
I have no idea what size pants I wear anymore. It was pretty much 30/30 all my life, now 30/30 are too tight and 31/30 is too big. I’m a tweener. Sucks. I’ve had to have several of my newer pants taken in. Even my belts aren’t fitting right. So I’m thinking of getting a belt that gives a more custom fit. I was thinking about and have not ruled out a military canvas web belt, but I also like this joint from J. Crew. I like that it has a silver, instead of gold, buckle which matches my watch and wedding band. Not bad for $50.