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Suede shoes all week long.

Outtake.

Outtake.

Summer Fabrics: Cotton Seersucker Shirt and Linen/Silk/Flax Jacket

Summer Fabrics: Cotton Seersucker Shirt and Linen/Silk/Flax Jacket

Back to Work…

Jacket: Allesandro Tellini, thrifted $9

Shirt: Luxire Classic Blue Oxford, $59

Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack $8

Socks: Richer Poorer, some flash sale site I can’t remember

Shoes: Velasca, c/o Velasca (review forthcoming)

More Ancient Madder

More Ancient Madder

Pinpoint Oxford.

Jacket: Brando, Yoox

Shirt: Luxire

Tie: No-name Ancient Madder, thrifted

Pocket Square: J. Crew

Ancient Madder

Ancient Madder

Summer casual

Jacket: Linen Brooks Brothers, thrifted

Shirt: Luxire

Pocket Square: J. Crew

Jeans: Red Cotton Denim

Shoes: Rancourt & Co. for Club Monaco

The dog days of summer…

The dog days of summer…

My newest footwear. Rancourt & Co. for Club Monaco beefroll penny loafers in burgundy suede from the recent 40% off sale. A bit louder than I go for shoes, but I can actually see myself wearing these quite a bit in the next several months.

Ordering This Collar from Luxire

I’ve received a number of messages asking about the collar details on my Luxire button down collar shirts, and how to specify/reproduce the collar for an order.

Luxire makes things quite easy by allowing any customer to reference previous orders by order # if they would like the same style collar, shoulder, placket detail, etc.

And if you go to StyleForum’s Luxire affiliate thread you can find a link to an incredibly helpful google spreadsheet organized by SF member Timotune, aka blazerandtie.tumblr.com, that has a bunch of cool collars on it including customer approximations of some great shirt collars from various makers.

If you’re interested in the collar in the OCBD pictured above, you can order it by referencing Order #7921. The collar is lightly lined and unfused, and the collar band has an extra-light fused lining to help the collar stand up better. I highly recommend the latter option, especially for lighter weight poplins, end-on-ends, chambrays, etc.

Hope this helps!

Jacket: Brioni for Wilkes-Bashford, thrifted $20
Shirt: Luxire Classic Blue Oxford, $59
Tie: Ben Silver, thrifted $2

Jacket: Brioni for Wilkes-Bashford, thrifted $20

Shirt: Luxire Classic Blue Oxford, $59

Tie: Ben Silver, thrifted $2

Though I’m no fan of USC (Go Bears!), I am a fan of this Ben Silver tie I thrifted. It’s been buried under my many other ties for a couple of years now, but I’m hoping to wear it more soon.

Though I’m no fan of USC (Go Bears!), I am a fan of this Ben Silver tie I thrifted. It’s been buried under my many other ties for a couple of years now, but I’m hoping to wear it more soon.

Suede shoes are great, and one of my favorite times to wear them is during the transition from summer to fall. I just ordered a pair of Rancourt & Co. burgundy suede beefroll penny loafers from Club Monaco’s recent extra 40% sale and am looking forward to incorporating them into my footwear rotation in the next couple of months. I’ll be sure to post some pics of those when they arrive next week.

Shown above L to R and top to bottom are suede ‘Connor’ longwings by John Doe, Allen Edmonds (AE) ‘Amok’ chukkas, AE ‘Mojave’ crepe-soled chukkas, AE for RL snuff suede penny loafers, and Velasca’s ‘L’Innamoraa’ suede double monks (review to come).