I saw this shirt, which reminded me of the one I got from T.M. Lewin. I hate it when shirt makers don’t match the placket pattern with the body of the shirt. Lewin always matches their patterns. I really appreciate that.
I decided to try on some Gap selvage jeans while I was at the store too. I tried the skinny cut. nice material and rinse. I usually wear a 30/30, but couldn’t get them over my butt comfortably, so I opted for a 31/30. The waist was a little big on the 31. I’ll try the straight fit in 30/30 next time.
I have a thing for boat shoes. When I saw these boots, they hit a soft spot in my heart. I miss my boat shoes in the winter. Now I can have the best of both worlds. Thanks, Sperry. Hit up the link for some other sweet colorways.
I’m in the market for some new pants and decided to give the Gap Tailored Fit Chinos a try. They have three tailored fits: relaxed, straight and slim. I couldn’t find the slim in the store so I went with the straight. They fit pretty well. Not my favorite, but they would do in a pinch. There was a little puckering in the booty area, but it might have just been my baggy drawers. They only have khaki and black though. I wish the had some other colors.
I got these yesterday from H&M. They seem a little thin, but have some spandex in them so at least they won’t be slouchy. I like to wear bright solid colored socks to spice up my outfits. I teach high school, so I’m standing up for most of the day and no on really notices my socks. I like knowing they’re there though. They cheer me up when kids can’t factor quadratic trinomials.
I might be a little late for this, but the AW10 Gant collection is blowing my mind. The Micheal Bastian stuff is cool, but the other collections are just as awesome. I visited the 5th ave store about a year ago and was thoroughly bored with their patterns and clothes. I went in yesterday and it was like they had reached into my dreams and brought my thoughts to life. The plaids and block checks are right up my alley and the color combos are so on point. Keep it up, folks
A little too late for summer and they don’t have my size, but I finally found some madras plaid pants I like. I like the choice of colors and the way they’re juxtaposed here. Well done, Brooks Brothers. They’re on sale so if you were a 36 inch waist, you should jump on these.
I got these about a week ago. Generic Surplus Wingtip Sneaker in Cognac. I like them a lot. I wanted them in navy blue suede, but these were on sale so I scooped them up. I’m having a hard time figuring out how to wear them. I think I need to get a light brown belt to go with them. The dark belt and light shoe isn’t working for me.
I’m a big fan of Bill Cunningham’s On the Street. Every week he takes pictures at fashion events or of fashion trends he notices. He then strings the photos together in a video and talks about the event or trend. He talks about men and women’s fashion, which I appreciate. If you haven’t seen his videos, check them out.
I’ve been wanting a shirt like this for a while, but they’re pretty hard to find. I want one that’s a little more dressy though. This one has a narrow collar and roll-up sleeves. Not super professional. I doubt I could get a tie under that tiny collar. $43 bucks ain’t bad, but I’ll keep looking.
I love walking around in NYC. I passed by the Duncan Quinn shop on Spring street. They were closed though, but they had some hardcore dress shirt porn in the window. Beautiful patterns and fantastic portofino cuffs. You don’t see those everyday.
My wife dresses better than me. Perfect example, guess what came in the mail today. Apparently she won a lot of 5 boy’s ties on ebay for $15. She needed them to complete some outfit idea she was trying to put together. They’re too small for me of course, but I really like the 2nd, 3rd and 5th ties. They’re Polo and Brooks Brothers. To say the least, I’m jealous. See what I have to put up with. I guess there are worst problems to have.
I love wingtips. I’ve been searching for a pair for about 13 years. I’m cheap, picky, and petty. I finally got a pair a few months ago in brown from Land’s End. They were marked down to $50 from $100. Score. They still have a brown suede pair on sale. It seems like everybody is on the wingtip tip the past few months. But none of them are really hitting my price point.
I’ve never spent more than 50 dollars on a dress shirt. I’m cheap. If I do, I’m definitely going to go custom. tailorstore.com would be my first stop. I love their shirt making interface. It is so fun. I could (I don’t though) spend hours trying different combinations and colors and looks. The prices aren’t too bad, but definitely over 50 bucks. They also do custom polos, chinos, and boxers. Custom matching drawers and dress shirts. Come on. I’m in.
I want to like madras, but haven’t found a shirt/short/pant that I really dig. Usually there is something slightly off about the particular plaid. A little too bright or too dull. Cole Hann nailed it with these.