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$9 hair cuts is how I roll.

$9 hair cuts is how I roll.

#mensroomwear 11/9/12

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

Crazy Eye:

Jeans: Vintage Genes, Marshall’s $11

Sweater: Lands’ End Canvas, $30

Jacket: Cricketeer, thrifted $8

Scarf: Moon of England, STP $12

Pocket Square: Kenneth Jay Lane, estate sale $2

#mensroomwear 11/5/12

#mensroomwear 11/5/12

Reflections on #mensroomwear

GPOY and a new lens.
I recently picked up 2 vintage Olympus M. Zuiko prime lenses, a 50mm/f1.4 and a 24mm/f2.8. I used the 50mm for this shot. When attached to my Micro Four Thirds camera the focal lengths on these 35mm-camera lenses need to be doubled, rendering the 50mm lens equivalent to a 100mm, making it quite excellent for portraiture.

GPOY and a new lens.

I recently picked up 2 vintage Olympus M. Zuiko prime lenses, a 50mm/f1.4 and a 24mm/f2.8. I used the 50mm for this shot. When attached to my Micro Four Thirds camera the focal lengths on these 35mm-camera lenses need to be doubled, rendering the 50mm lens equivalent to a 100mm, making it quite excellent for portraiture.

My tendency is to lean to the left.

My tendency is to lean to the left.

Self portrait with my new camera. 
Still hard to tell how low the button stance on this jacket is…

Self portrait with my new camera. 

Still hard to tell how low the button stance on this jacket is…

WIWT, and a self portrait.

The jacket is what was in the mysterious box from yoox.com. As I mentioned earlier, I recently received a $100 Visa gift card and was contemplating purchasing some Walk-Over chocolate brown suede derbys with it, but that was taken care of by my serendipitous find at a nearby thrift store and so I spent the card at yoox instead.

The jacket is by Michelangelo, which is an Isaia diffusion line, and happens to be where, to my knowledge, the Gant by Michael Bastian made in Italy stuff is produced. It’s an unlined and unstructured sport coat made of a dark blue plaid fabric that’s 60% cotton and 40% linen—perfect for hotter days. It was reduced to $98 from an original price of several hundred dollars more, and I found a code for free shipping, leaving me with $2 on my gift card—just enough for a cheap beer at happy hour…