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Sunglasses and No Socks…I do believe spring is finally here.
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khakis, courtesy of Dockers
Shoes: Allen Edmonds Venetian Loafers, thrifted $22 (IIRC)

Sunglasses and No Socks…I do believe spring is finally here.

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khakis, courtesy of Dockers

Shoes: Allen Edmonds Venetian Loafers, thrifted $22 (IIRC)

2/3 of a 3 Piece Suit

Jacket and Vest: Southwick for Cable Car Clothiers, thrifted $22

Shirt: Luciano Barbera, thrifted ~$8

Tie: Ferrell Reed for Nordstrom, thrifted .50

Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, $35

Shoes: Meermin Shell Cordovan Derbys, courtesy of Meermin (see review here

WIWT: 11/27/12

Layers

Shoes: Andrew Lock double monks, review here

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki corduroys, ~$35

Scarf: Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere tartan, Sierra Trading Post ~$35

Moving. Stationary.

Two greens, two blues, and two purples. 
Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial, antique market $45
Socks: Banana Republic, clearance $1.99
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers
Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, clearance $12
Tie: English silk repp, thrifted .50
Jacket: Brooks Brothers linen sport coat, thrifted $3

Two greens, two blues, and two purples. 


Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial, antique market $45

Socks: Banana Republic, clearance $1.99

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers

Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, clearance $12

Tie: English silk repp, thrifted .50

Jacket: Brooks Brothers linen sport coat, thrifted $3

Another Autumnal Day.
Shoes: Andrew Lock double monks, review here
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers
Shirt: Proper Cloth, courtesy of Proper Cloth (review here)
Tie: Ben Silver repp stripe, thrifted $2
Jacket: Beijing Bespoke unstructured tweed jacket w/ 3 patch pockets, $75 (fabric inclusive)

Another Autumnal Day.


Shoes: Andrew Lock double monks, review here

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers

Shirt: Proper Cloth, courtesy of Proper Cloth (review here)

Tie: Ben Silver repp stripe, thrifted $2

Jacket: Beijing Bespoke unstructured tweed jacket w/ 3 patch pockets, $75 (fabric inclusive)

Good Morning!
Shoes: Allen Edmonds ‘Brookwood’, thrifted $9
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers
Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted $5
Tie: Robert Talbott, thrifted $2
Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren by Corneliani, thrifted $12.50

Good Morning!

Shoes: Allen Edmonds ‘Brookwood’, thrifted $9

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers

Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted $5

Tie: Robert Talbott, thrifted $2

Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren by Corneliani, thrifted $12.50

Views.

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, ~$30

Socks: H&M, $2.50

Top to bottom.

Fall Preview: Dockers Alpha Khaki and Tweed…
My favorite season is fall. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, and one can wear layers. Oh, and the tweed gets to come out of storage. I’ve been thinking about ways to wear some of the great colors of Alpha Khakis that Dockers recently sent me, and as soon as I found this jacket I knew these were the pants to go with it. 
I bought this jacket last week at a Salvation Army “$3 for (almost) everything” sale, and am really looking forward to wearing it this fall and winter. It’s a vintage Hart Schaffner & Marx tweed jacket and is quite professorial…
I’m pairing the dark olive herringbone jacket here with a pair of dark blue/charcoal greyish looking pair of Dockers Alpha Khakis in a color called Smokey Aqua. I think dark grey (or navy blue) and olive work beautifully together, and are a solid enough base on which to begin thinking about injecting a little character and being a little more bold with your neckwear or sock choice/s. 
I’ve opted here to cut through some of the fog of the fall weather with a touch of red. The socks are quite bold, and play nicely with the red in the tie, which itself has the same bluish-grey that is the color of the pants. An outfit like this cries out for a rugged shoe that can tromp through mud on the way to deliver a lecture. These Red Wing Wabasha Oxfords fit the bill perfectly.
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Jacket: Hart Schaffner & Marx, thrifted $3
Shirt: Vintage Gitman Bros. (not Gitman Vintage) pinpoint OCBD, thrifted $5
Tie: Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch, thrifted $2
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers 
Shoes: Red Wing Wabasha Oxford Boat Shoe
Socks: Brooks Bros., Nordstrom Rack $5

Fall Preview: Dockers Alpha Khaki and Tweed…

My favorite season is fall. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, and one can wear layers. Oh, and the tweed gets to come out of storage. I’ve been thinking about ways to wear some of the great colors of Alpha Khakis that Dockers recently sent me, and as soon as I found this jacket I knew these were the pants to go with it. 

I bought this jacket last week at a Salvation Army “$3 for (almost) everything” sale, and am really looking forward to wearing it this fall and winter. It’s a vintage Hart Schaffner & Marx tweed jacket and is quite professorial…

I’m pairing the dark olive herringbone jacket here with a pair of dark blue/charcoal greyish looking pair of Dockers Alpha Khakis in a color called Smokey Aqua. I think dark grey (or navy blue) and olive work beautifully together, and are a solid enough base on which to begin thinking about injecting a little character and being a little more bold with your neckwear or sock choice/s. 

I’ve opted here to cut through some of the fog of the fall weather with a touch of red. The socks are quite bold, and play nicely with the red in the tie, which itself has the same bluish-grey that is the color of the pants. An outfit like this cries out for a rugged shoe that can tromp through mud on the way to deliver a lecture. These Red Wing Wabasha Oxfords fit the bill perfectly.

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Jacket: Hart Schaffner & Marx, thrifted $3

Shirt: Vintage Gitman Bros. (not Gitman Vintage) pinpoint OCBD, thrifted $5

Tie: Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch, thrifted $2

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers 

Shoes: Red Wing Wabasha Oxford Boat Shoe

Socks: Brooks Bros., Nordstrom Rack $5

Up top, down low. Tie by Canali, $2.

WIWT.
Watch: 1967 Seiko Presmatic, thrifted $15
Jacket: Vintage Haspel double breasted seersucker jacket (more on this later), thrifted $10
Shirt: Lands’ End tailored fit, $12
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, $30
Shoes: Rockport Penny Loafers, ebay $25

WIWT.

Watch: 1967 Seiko Presmatic, thrifted $15

Jacket: Vintage Haspel double breasted seersucker jacket (more on this later), thrifted $10

Shirt: Lands’ End tailored fit, $12

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, $30

Shoes: Rockport Penny Loafers, ebay $25

WIWY(esterday). Still learning the manual mode on my new camera.

Shoes: Tretorn Nylite, purchased w/ a gift card from work

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers

Shirt: J. Crew, $12 (I pretty much only buy shirts from J. Crew when they’re an additional 40% off of $19.99…)

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted $13

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted $13