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Simplicity.
Jacket: W.W. Chan, estate sale $1.50
Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, clearance $12
Tie: No-name silk rep stripe tie, thrifted .50
Pocket Square: Banana Republic, clearance $8

Simplicity.

Jacket: W.W. Chan, estate sale $1.50

Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, clearance $12

Tie: No-name silk rep stripe tie, thrifted .50

Pocket Square: Banana Republic, clearance $8

Outtake: 2/17/13

Outtake: 2/17/13

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 

Casual Refinement

Jacket: Borrelli, thrifted $50

Sweater: Banana Republic merino v-neck, clearance $20

Shirt: Gitman Bros., thrifted $3

Pocket Square: Kent Wang, gift

Outtake: 12/31/12

Outtake: 12/31/12

Jacket: Southwick, purchased from SF B+S board $25
Shirt: Uniqlo OCBD, $15
Tie: Wool tartan from The House of Edgar, made in Scotland and purchased from SF B+S board $11
Pocket Square: Banana Republic, clearance $8

Jacket: Southwick, purchased from SF B+S board $25

Shirt: Uniqlo OCBD, $15

Tie: Wool tartan from The House of Edgar, made in Scotland and purchased from SF B+S board $11

Pocket Square: Banana Republic, clearance $8

Bow Tie: G. Fox & Co. English handblocked silk foulard, thrifted $4
Shirt: Uniqlo university striped OCBD, $15 (grand opening sale)
Sweater: Banana Republic merino wool v-neck, clearance $20
Jacket: Joseph Abboud “American Soft” line, thrifted $12

Bow Tie: G. Fox & Co. English handblocked silk foulard, thrifted $4

Shirt: Uniqlo university striped OCBD, $15 (grand opening sale)

Sweater: Banana Republic merino wool v-neck, clearance $20

Jacket: Joseph Abboud “American Soft” line, thrifted $12

Socks: Banana Republic, clearance sale $1.99

Socks: Banana Republic, clearance sale $1.99

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted $8
Socks: Banana Republic, clearance sale $1.99
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khakis, $30
Tie: Silk Rep Stripe for San Francisco men’s haberdashery The Hound thrifted $2
Scarf: Cashmere, ebay $10
Jacket: Brown Tweed Herringbone w/ multicolor windowpaning (red, burgundy, hunter green, and royal blue) for Cable Car Clothiers, thrifted $8.50

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted $8

Socks: Banana Republic, clearance sale $1.99

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khakis, $30

Tie: Silk Rep Stripe for San Francisco men’s haberdashery The Hound thrifted $2

Scarf: Cashmere, ebay $10

Jacket: Brown Tweed Herringbone w/ multicolor windowpaning (red, burgundy, hunter green, and royal blue) for Cable Car Clothiers, thrifted $8.50

Shoes: Ferragamos, thrifted $15
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khakis, $30
Shirt: Ralph Lauren Custom Fit, thrifted $6
Jacket: Polo Blue Label by Corneliani, part of suit, thrifted $25
Scarf: Banana Republic lambswool/cashmere blend argyle scarf, clearance $9.99

Shoes: Ferragamos, thrifted $15

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khakis, $30

Shirt: Ralph Lauren Custom Fit, thrifted $6

Jacket: Polo Blue Label by Corneliani, part of suit, thrifted $25

Scarf: Banana Republic lambswool/cashmere blend argyle scarf, clearance $9.99

Tie: Vintage J. Press, from Yalie estate sale, .94
Shirt: Banana Republic, given to me by a friend on whom it was too large.

Tie: Vintage J. Press, from Yalie estate sale, .94

Shirt: Banana Republic, given to me by a friend on whom it was too large.

I like this shot—especially considering I don’t actually know how to take pictures, and my equipment consists of a Blackberry Torch. It captures the many facets of the ensemble. This sweater is from Banana Republic. Most of their menswear these days leaves much to be desired, but each year you can get their plain merino wool v-neck sweaters for about $20. That’s what I did here, got two in fact (last year), this burgundy one and a dark moss green one.
Jacket: Grey wool with light orange windowpaning, bespoke $60
Shirt: bespoke blue OCBD, $12
Tie: Olive and orange rep stripe from Yale alum’s estate sale, .94
Sweater: Merino Wool v-neck from BR, $20
Pocket Square: Museum of Modern Art, thrifted $2

I like this shot—especially considering I don’t actually know how to take pictures, and my equipment consists of a Blackberry Torch. It captures the many facets of the ensemble. This sweater is from Banana Republic. Most of their menswear these days leaves much to be desired, but each year you can get their plain merino wool v-neck sweaters for about $20. That’s what I did here, got two in fact (last year), this burgundy one and a dark moss green one.

Jacket: Grey wool with light orange windowpaning, bespoke $60

Shirt: bespoke blue OCBD, $12

Tie: Olive and orange rep stripe from Yale alum’s estate sale, .94

Sweater: Merino Wool v-neck from BR, $20

Pocket Square: Museum of Modern Art, thrifted $2