Broke and Bespoke

Apr 24

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Apr 20

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Apr 19

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Jacket: Vintage Brooks Bros. Cashmere Blazer, thrifted $20
Shirt: Luxire Blue University Stripe OCBD, $79
Tie: Vintage Robert Talbott for J. Coop Oakland, thrifted $2
Pocket Square: White Irish Linen, c/o Solosso

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Jacket: Vintage Brooks Bros. Cashmere Blazer, thrifted $20

Shirt: Luxire Blue University Stripe OCBD, $79

Tie: Vintage Robert Talbott for J. Coop Oakland, thrifted $2

Pocket Square: White Irish Linen, c/o Solosso

Apr 18

Branding leather patches at Red Cotton Denim.

Branding leather patches at Red Cotton Denim.

Apr 17

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Apr 16

I just saw that I have over 15,000 followers now, and wanted to write a short note of thanks to everyone who checks in here!

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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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