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I love this jacket, it epitomizes the Ivy Style—sack, 3 roll 2, single vent, navy hopsack. It’s thrifted, but originally comes form the Andover Shop and is made by Southwick. I found a name card in the pocket, and apparently it belonged to a California Supreme Court judge (Harvard c/o ‘38, presumably a lifelong customer of the Andover Shop) appointed to the bench when Reagan was governor—now deceased (the judge and Reagan). I also found (disgustingly, but ultimately profitably) a gold tooth wrapped in a napkin, which I then sold (when gold was only about $1200/oz) for enough money to more than pay for this and the other grey herringbone jacket I purchased that day, also by Southwick for the Andover Shop, which I assume also belonged to this departed gentleman of means.
Jacket: Southwick for the Andover Shop, thrifted for $17 but ultimately a profitable venture.
Shirt: Robert Talbott, thrifted for $5
Tie: Vintage from a now-defunct men’s haberdashery called Cornell Shop, part of an epic estate neckwear haul (see below), ~$1
Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8 (these are a great deal if your local Nordy Rack carries them. Nice silk, handrolled edges—their only drawback is that they’re a little small (maybe about 8” square) and thus need to be creatively stuffed in the pocket if you want both the ‘poof’ and some edges showing.)

I love this jacket, it epitomizes the Ivy Style—sack, 3 roll 2, single vent, navy hopsack. It’s thrifted, but originally comes form the Andover Shop and is made by Southwick. I found a name card in the pocket, and apparently it belonged to a California Supreme Court judge (Harvard c/o ‘38, presumably a lifelong customer of the Andover Shop) appointed to the bench when Reagan was governor—now deceased (the judge and Reagan). I also found (disgustingly, but ultimately profitably) a gold tooth wrapped in a napkin, which I then sold (when gold was only about $1200/oz) for enough money to more than pay for this and the other grey herringbone jacket I purchased that day, also by Southwick for the Andover Shop, which I assume also belonged to this departed gentleman of means.

Jacket: Southwick for the Andover Shop, thrifted for $17 but ultimately a profitable venture.

Shirt: Robert Talbott, thrifted for $5

Tie: Vintage from a now-defunct men’s haberdashery called Cornell Shop, part of an epic estate neckwear haul (see below), ~$1

Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8 (these are a great deal if your local Nordy Rack carries them. Nice silk, handrolled edges—their only drawback is that they’re a little small (maybe about 8” square) and thus need to be creatively stuffed in the pocket if you want both the ‘poof’ and some edges showing.)

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