Broke and Bespoke

Apr 15

Three collars: Lands’ End, J. Crew, Jos. A. Bank (an old made in HK one with a soft collar and a nice roll—one of my favorite thrifted casual shirts).

Three collars: Lands’ End, J. Crew, Jos. A. Bank (an old made in HK one with a soft collar and a nice roll—one of my favorite thrifted casual shirts).

Apr 14

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Apr 13

bloodnblue asked: Hi, that Luxire shirt looks awesome. How did you specify the collar and is the fabric Brembana's blue uni-stripe oxford?

I’ve received a number of questions asking about the collar dimensions and construction on the Luxire OCBD I’ve been posting pictures of the past couple of days. I thought it might be easiest to just publish the answer here for the sake of efficiency. 

I asked for an unlined collar with 3.5” collar points and a nice collar roll. I also sent along a couple of pictures of collar rolls I wanted roughly replicated with my order. I think the unlined collar works well with heavier fabrics like an oxford cloth, but if you wanted something lighter like a poplin or an end-on-end I think a light unfused lining might be preferable. You would still get a nice roll and it would likely loan the collar a bit more structural integrity, especially on hotter and/or more humid days.

The fabric used is the Brembana ‘Blueish Green University Stripe.’ The Blue University Stripe has a lighter blue stripe against a brighter white background. The ‘Blueish Green University Stripe’ has a slightly more vintage appeal to my eye.

For reference, here’s another picture of the collar in question:

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Thanks, as always, for reading the blog, and I hope this answers your questions!

Jason

Apr 12

The Luxire OCBD: Another View

The Luxire OCBD: Another View

Apr 11

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Apr 10

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Apr 09

Suede for Spring.

Suede for Spring.

Apr 08

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Apr 07

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Apr 06

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Apr 05

Oxford Cloth and Cashmere.

Oxford Cloth and Cashmere.

Apr 04

Louis Walton Ties, Catch ‘em While You Still Can…
I was sad to receive an email from Gregory Walton—the craftsman behind the Louis Walton ties and leather goods label—a couple of weeks ago letting me know he was taking a break from producing his handmade ties and leather accessories. I first met Greg at the vendor’s showcase at StyleForvm’s 10th Anniversary festivities a couple of years ago, and it’s always a delight to run into him at the local menswear-related events (he’s based in San Francisco). 
Gregory makes all Louis Walton items himself by hand, and I can speak from experience to the fact that he’s a dedicated artisan, and that his ties and leather goods are very nice indeed. I don’t know the details behind Gregory’s decision, but I wish him well in whatever ventures lie ahead. For those of you who don’t already own one of Greg’s pieces, what’s still left on the site is all there’s gonna be…for the foreseeable future at least. I’m thinking about picking up a navy or forest green ‘garza piccola’ grenadine tie myself.  
To nab something up before it’s too late, check in here for what limited remaining stock Greg has on hand.

Louis Walton Ties, Catch ‘em While You Still Can…

I was sad to receive an email from Gregory Walton—the craftsman behind the Louis Walton ties and leather goods label—a couple of weeks ago letting me know he was taking a break from producing his handmade ties and leather accessories. I first met Greg at the vendor’s showcase at StyleForvm’s 10th Anniversary festivities a couple of years ago, and it’s always a delight to run into him at the local menswear-related events (he’s based in San Francisco). 

Gregory makes all Louis Walton items himself by hand, and I can speak from experience to the fact that he’s a dedicated artisan, and that his ties and leather goods are very nice indeed. I don’t know the details behind Gregory’s decision, but I wish him well in whatever ventures lie ahead. For those of you who don’t already own one of Greg’s pieces, what’s still left on the site is all there’s gonna be…for the foreseeable future at least. I’m thinking about picking up a navy or forest green ‘garza piccola’ grenadine tie myself.  

To nab something up before it’s too late, check in here for what limited remaining stock Greg has on hand.

Apr 03

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Apr 02

Outtake.

Outtake.

Apr 01

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