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Silk and Cashmere

Silk and Cashmere

Black Watch Friday Part 2

Jacket: Cricketeer, thrifted $8

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

Tie: Club Room 100% wool Black Watch tartan, thrifted .50

Sweater: J. Crew, gift

Pants: Etro, thrifted $7

Shoes: Allen Edmonds, thrifted $9

Scarf: Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere Black Watch tartan, STP $35

New Jeans
I’ve been looking for a new pair of raw or very dark wash denim lately, but did not want to spend a lot of money on them. Uniqlo was a miss, and I was feeling a bit pessimistic about my options. A friend of mine works in advertising and grabbed me a pair of APC New Standards from a shoot. They’re too big for him, so he gave them to me. Problem solved.

New Jeans

I’ve been looking for a new pair of raw or very dark wash denim lately, but did not want to spend a lot of money on them. Uniqlo was a miss, and I was feeling a bit pessimistic about my options. A friend of mine works in advertising and grabbed me a pair of APC New Standards from a shoot. They’re too big for him, so he gave them to me. Problem solved.

Casual Friday: Reds and Blues

Here’s the other pair of Corgi socks I bought for $7 at the Barneys New York outlet store. I hate to admit it, but these are ridiculously comfortable socks…but not $38 comfortable. The scarf is made in Scotland by Lyle & Scott, and is another cashmere one I picked up on Sierra Trading Post years ago for, if I remember correctly, around $25. 

Yesterday’s Scarf and other Scarf Deals…
I own a lot of scarves, and most of those are either cashmere or lambswool winter scarves. I love the combination of a soft hand and substantial warmth that only cashmere can provide, but they are generally prohibitively expensive. The Barbour cashmere scarf pictured above likely retailed in something like the $150-200 range, but I picked it up four or five years ago from Sierra Trading Post (STP) for about $35. I never pay more than $40 for a cashmere scarf, and in order to do so I troll STP a lot. 
Every year they have tons of cashmere scarves by Johnston’s of Elgin, which are quite nice, and they sell for ~$70 or so. Sign up for STP’s ‘Deal Flyer’ email alerts and you will frequently receive coupon codes which, when combined with sale prices, can bring the scarves down to about $30, which is as cheap as I’ve ever seen them and I’ve been watching them for almost a decade.
Lambswool scarves by Johnston’s of Elgin (currently $30) and Moon of England (currently $15) can often be had for as low as $12 if you stack coupon codes and clearance sales wisely. The current selection is quite varied and nice, and should be able to fulfill any and all F/W scarf needs.

Yesterday’s Scarf and other Scarf Deals…

I own a lot of scarves, and most of those are either cashmere or lambswool winter scarves. I love the combination of a soft hand and substantial warmth that only cashmere can provide, but they are generally prohibitively expensive. The Barbour cashmere scarf pictured above likely retailed in something like the $150-200 range, but I picked it up four or five years ago from Sierra Trading Post (STP) for about $35. I never pay more than $40 for a cashmere scarf, and in order to do so I troll STP a lot. 

Every year they have tons of cashmere scarves by Johnston’s of Elgin, which are quite nice, and they sell for ~$70 or so. Sign up for STP’s ‘Deal Flyer’ email alerts and you will frequently receive coupon codes which, when combined with sale prices, can bring the scarves down to about $30, which is as cheap as I’ve ever seen them and I’ve been watching them for almost a decade.

Lambswool scarves by Johnston’s of Elgin (currently $30) and Moon of England (currently $15) can often be had for as low as $12 if you stack coupon codes and clearance sales wisely. The current selection is quite varied and nice, and should be able to fulfill any and all F/W scarf needs.

Shoes: LL Bean Signature, $40
Pants: Dockers Khaki Waders, Urban Outfitters clearance $19.99
Scarf: Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere tartan, STP ~$30
Tie: Vintage J. Press English Silk Regimental ‘Ansford College,’ estate sale $.94
Jacket: Daks of London, thrifted ~$10

Shoes: LL Bean Signature, $40

Pants: Dockers Khaki Waders, Urban Outfitters clearance $19.99

Scarf: Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere tartan, STP ~$30

Tie: Vintage J. Press English Silk Regimental ‘Ansford College,’ estate sale $.94

Jacket: Daks of London, thrifted ~$10

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

no long tie today…

no long tie today…

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted $8
Socks: Eddie Bauer, on clearance maybe $2 or $3?
Pants: Dockers Khaki Waders, Urban Outfitters clearance $19.99
Jacket: Southwick for ‘The Hound’ (A San Francisco men’s haberdashery), thrifted ~$8
Scarf: Lyle and Scott cashmere tartan, made in Scotland, STP $30
Tie: 100% Wool Tartan, made by Express though purchased on clearance at TJ Maxx $5
Bag: Lands’ End Square Rigger Briefcase, thrifted $5

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted $8

Socks: Eddie Bauer, on clearance maybe $2 or $3?

Pants: Dockers Khaki Waders, Urban Outfitters clearance $19.99

Jacket: Southwick for ‘The Hound’ (A San Francisco men’s haberdashery), thrifted ~$8

Scarf: Lyle and Scott cashmere tartan, made in Scotland, STP $30

Tie: 100% Wool Tartan, made by Express though purchased on clearance at TJ Maxx $5

Bag: Lands’ End Square Rigger Briefcase, thrifted $5

wool, on wool, on wool…

wool, on wool, on wool…

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted $13 w/ shoe trees
Socks: Happy Socks, gift
Pants: Levi’s 511 corduroy jeans
Sweater: J Crew merino wool cardigan, discount department store $10
Scarf: Johnston’s of Elgin, Made in Scotland, pure cashmere, brown heather with faint orange and red check, STP ~$30
Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren by Corneliani dark grey with orange windowpane, part of suit, thrifted $17

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted $13 w/ shoe trees

Socks: Happy Socks, gift

Pants: Levi’s 511 corduroy jeans

Sweater: J Crew merino wool cardigan, discount department store $10

Scarf: Johnston’s of Elgin, Made in Scotland, pure cashmere, brown heather with faint orange and red check, STP ~$30

Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren by Corneliani dark grey with orange windowpane, part of suit, thrifted $17

Jacket: Beijing Bespoke, $60
Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8

Jacket: Beijing Bespoke, $60

Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8

More red for New Years.
A note on these socks. They’re from the Gap, maybe circa 2005. They’re something like 60-80% cashmere, and were originally like $20, but one day they went on clearance for $1.99 and I copped all the remaining pairs. So I have like 4 pairs of them in various solid colors. Even though socks are becoming something men are increasingly building their outfits around, the Gap’s sock game is wacker now than it was back then for sure. I have some nice Gap socks from those halcyon days…I hope they get their #%$* together again soon.

More red for New Years.

A note on these socks. They’re from the Gap, maybe circa 2005. They’re something like 60-80% cashmere, and were originally like $20, but one day they went on clearance for $1.99 and I copped all the remaining pairs. So I have like 4 pairs of them in various solid colors. Even though socks are becoming something men are increasingly building their outfits around, the Gap’s sock game is wacker now than it was back then for sure. I have some nice Gap socks from those halcyon days…I hope they get their #%$* together again soon.

Red for the New Year.
Tie: Neil Martin, thrifted $2
Scarf: Club Room Cashmere, gifted
Shirt: Lands’ End tailored fit, $12
Coat: Beijing Bespoke, mohair lined w/ cashmere, ~$120

Red for the New Year.

Tie: Neil Martin, thrifted $2

Scarf: Club Room Cashmere, gifted

Shirt: Lands’ End tailored fit, $12

Coat: Beijing Bespoke, mohair lined w/ cashmere, ~$120

Johnston’s of Elgin Cashmere Black Watch Scarf.
Gloverall Dark Gray Duffle Coat.

Johnston’s of Elgin Cashmere Black Watch Scarf.

Gloverall Dark Gray Duffle Coat.