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A.P.C.C.B

As with all other pairs of APC jeans that I’ve owned, these have given up the ghost with a pretty huge crotch blowout. I am debating whether or not to get these repaired, or keep them as is for those casual events where jeans with a huge hole in the crotch are the dress code for the day.

Mixing Plaids and Prints

I was inspired by this post the other day of some of Fedeli’s F/W ‘13 looks, and thought I’d try to recreate them the best I could given clothes and accessories currently in my wardrobe.

The overall palette is very earthy, with browns and tans grounding the jacket and sweater. But there is a blue overcheck in the jacket that matches—and is brought further out by—the rather bold Scalamandre-esque zebra print on the scarf. This was a look that seemed to me ought to be worn with jeans. Though no shoes are pictured, I’d personally opt for something more on the casual side, a suede chukka, Clarks desert boot, or a chunky looking double-leather-soled brogue.

Jacket: Canali, SF B+S board $40 (iirc)

Sweater: Allen Solly cashmere zip mock neck, T.J. Maxx $50 (circa 2003)

Scarf: Banana Republic Outlet, $23

Jeans: APC New Standard, gift from a friend from a photo shoot 

At the intersection of Casual Friday and Holiday Party.

Outtake, 11/2/12

Outtake, 11/2/12

WIWT.
Watch: Vintage 1967 Seiko Presmatic, thrifted $15
Jacket: Gorsart, thrifted $5
Shirt: PRL, thrifted $5
Jeans: APC Petite Standard, Crossroads Trading Co. $22
Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial longwings, thrifted $13

WIWT.

Watch: Vintage 1967 Seiko Presmatic, thrifted $15

Jacket: Gorsart, thrifted $5

Shirt: PRL, thrifted $5

Jeans: APC Petite Standard, Crossroads Trading Co. $22

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial longwings, thrifted $13

Shoes: Chucks, thrifted NWOT $9
Jeans: APC Petit Standard, Crossroads Trading Co. $22

Shoes: Chucks, thrifted NWOT $9

Jeans: APC Petit Standard, Crossroads Trading Co. $22

Jeans: APC Petite Standard, Crossroads Trading Co. $22
Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, $12
Jacket: Vintage Brooks Brothers, thrifted $2 BOOM!
Tie: Gianni Butti, thrifted $2

Jeans: APC Petite Standard, Crossroads Trading Co. $22

Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, $12

Jacket: Vintage Brooks Brothers, thrifted $2 BOOM!

Tie: Gianni Butti, thrifted $2

Spring Training.
It’s raining outside, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start thinking about Spring fits…
Jacket: L.L. Bean cotton unconstructed sport coat, thrifted $7
Shirt: Brooks Brothers White Slim-Fit OCBD, thrifted $7
Scarf: Lands’ End Canvas cotton purple gingham, clearance $7
Jeans: APC Petite Standard, Crossroads Trading Co. $22
Belt: Narragansett Leathers, $40
Shoes: Allen Edmonds Brookwood, thrifted $9

Spring Training.

It’s raining outside, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start thinking about Spring fits…

Jacket: L.L. Bean cotton unconstructed sport coat, thrifted $7

Shirt: Brooks Brothers White Slim-Fit OCBD, thrifted $7

Scarf: Lands’ End Canvas cotton purple gingham, clearance $7

Jeans: APC Petite Standard, Crossroads Trading Co. $22

Belt: Narragansett Leathers, $40

Shoes: Allen Edmonds Brookwood, thrifted $9

Still my all-time favorite white sneaker. Adidas Rod Laver. 
I had a pair of well-worn and well-loved ones that I bought in the mid-90s, they literally exploded one day in a puff of dessicated shoe glue in 2007. This left me with an old Rod Laver upper, and no sole. 
I bought a new pair of green and white ones (the old ones were navy and white), but they always looked off some how, wider than Rod Lavers should look—more like a skate shoe than a svelte anachronistic court shoe. Then, maybe a year ago, I was in a Buffalo Exchange and found these and my pair of black Jack Purcells for $17 each, both NWOT.

Still my all-time favorite white sneaker. Adidas Rod Laver. 

I had a pair of well-worn and well-loved ones that I bought in the mid-90s, they literally exploded one day in a puff of dessicated shoe glue in 2007. This left me with an old Rod Laver upper, and no sole. 

I bought a new pair of green and white ones (the old ones were navy and white), but they always looked off some how, wider than Rod Lavers should look—more like a skate shoe than a svelte anachronistic court shoe. Then, maybe a year ago, I was in a Buffalo Exchange and found these and my pair of black Jack Purcells for $17 each, both NWOT.

Here’s what I really wore today.

Here’s what I really wore today.

Shoes: Nike Air Stab, Marshall’s circa 2007 $25. The swoosh is fashioned out of burgundy carpeting.
Socks: Fair Isle, Superfuture group buy $4
Jeans: APC Petite Standard, $22

Shoes: Nike Air Stab, Marshall’s circa 2007 $25. The swoosh is fashioned out of burgundy carpeting.

Socks: Fair Isle, Superfuture group buy $4

Jeans: APC Petite Standard, $22

Taken with instagram
Shoes: Reeboks, maybe ten years old, bought at a Marshall’s in Ann Arbor, MI., for ~$20
Socks: Wool Fair Isle, Superfuture group buy $4
Jeans: APC Petite Standard, bought used $22

Taken with instagram

Shoes: Reeboks, maybe ten years old, bought at a Marshall’s in Ann Arbor, MI., for ~$20

Socks: Wool Fair Isle, Superfuture group buy $4

Jeans: APC Petite Standard, bought used $22

Comfort clothing.

Comfort clothing.

Here’s what I’m actually wearing today.

Here’s what I’m actually wearing today.