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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

The simplicity of Fall…
Jacket: Joseph Abboud, thrifted $12
Pocket Square: Vintage Ashear, thrifted $2
Shoes: Meermin Shell Cordovan Oxfords, courtesy of Meermin

The simplicity of Fall…

Jacket: Joseph Abboud, thrifted $12

Pocket Square: Vintage Ashear, thrifted $2

Shoes: Meermin Shell Cordovan Oxfords, courtesy of Meermin

Flower from a student…

Shoes: Allen Edmonds ‘Castine’ Venetian driving moccasins, thrifted $17

Jeans: Ralph Lauren, $11 @ Jeremy’s

Shirt: Brooks Brothers slim fit OCBD, thrifted $3.60

Pocket Square: no-name, thrifted $2 (IIRC)

Jacket: Joseph Abboud, Nordstrom Rack $127

Hopscotch.

Hopscotch.

Criss-Cross
Jacket: Joseph Abboud, Nordstrom Rack $127 (the most I’ve spent on a sport coat)
Shirt: Borrelli linen/cotton, thrifted $8
Tie: The Tie Bar, $18
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, ~$30
Shoes: Nordstrom label Italian-made woven leather tasseled loafers, Nordstrom Rack $35 (85% off orig. retail clearance price)

Criss-Cross

Jacket: Joseph Abboud, Nordstrom Rack $127 (the most I’ve spent on a sport coat)

Shirt: Borrelli linen/cotton, thrifted $8

Tie: The Tie Bar, $18

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, ~$30

Shoes: Nordstrom label Italian-made woven leather tasseled loafers, Nordstrom Rack $35 (85% off orig. retail clearance price)

8:13 am. Back to the grind…

8:13 am. Back to the grind…

Two views.

WIWT, birthday edition. Not sunny out.
"I woke up early on my born day, I’m 20 [actually, I’m 35], it’s a blessing
The essence of adolescence leaves my body, now I’m fresh
and my physical frame is celebrated [more like decrepit and out of shape] cause I made it
one quarter [closer to half] through life…”
—Nas, “Life’s a Bitch,” Illmatic (1994) 
Jacket: Joseph Abboud, Nordstrom Rack $127
Shirt: Barbour Summer Tattersall, thrifted $4
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers
Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial longwings, thrifted $13

WIWT, birthday edition. Not sunny out.

"I woke up early on my born day, I’m 20 [actually, I’m 35], it’s a blessing

The essence of adolescence leaves my body, now I’m fresh

and my physical frame is celebrated [more like decrepit and out of shape] cause I made it

one quarter [closer to half] through life…”

—Nas, “Life’s a Bitch,” Illmatic (1994) 

Jacket: Joseph Abboud, Nordstrom Rack $127

Shirt: Barbour Summer Tattersall, thrifted $4

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial longwings, thrifted $13

Details…

Details…

Though this Joseph Abboud tie is likely of early-to-mid-90s vintage, I have been really impressed with some of their recent offerings. Their designers are clearly on top of the dominant trends in menswear, i.e., soft tailoring, bold plaids, etc., a Cucinelli-esque color palette (‘dusty’ neutral grays, light blues, tans, etc.), and many of the garments are manufactured in the United States.

Though this Joseph Abboud tie is likely of early-to-mid-90s vintage, I have been really impressed with some of their recent offerings. Their designers are clearly on top of the dominant trends in menswear, i.e., soft tailoring, bold plaids, etc., a Cucinelli-esque color palette (‘dusty’ neutral grays, light blues, tans, etc.), and many of the garments are manufactured in the United States.

Purple Glen Plaid tie, purple socks…
Pants: Brooks Brothers Slim Fit 5 Pocket stretch cotton jeans, $30
Tie: Joseph Abboud, very slubby silk, thrifted $2
Jacket: Southwick for The Andover Shop navy blazer, thrifted $17 (but I found a gold tooth in the pocket, which I sold for over $30) 

Purple Glen Plaid tie, purple socks…

Pants: Brooks Brothers Slim Fit 5 Pocket stretch cotton jeans, $30

Tie: Joseph Abboud, very slubby silk, thrifted $2

Jacket: Southwick for The Andover Shop navy blazer, thrifted $17 (but I found a gold tooth in the pocket, which I sold for over $30) 

Taken with instagram
I was just organizing some ties and came across this one I purchased a while back. ‘Vintage’ Joseph Abboud (can I call something from the late-80s or early-90s vintage??), made in USA of very slubby imported Italian silk. 
I gotta wear this one soon, it’s a beautifully complex Prince of Wales check woven with purple, gold, and cream colored threads. Thrifted for $2.

Taken with instagram

I was just organizing some ties and came across this one I purchased a while back. ‘Vintage’ Joseph Abboud (can I call something from the late-80s or early-90s vintage??), made in USA of very slubby imported Italian silk. 

I gotta wear this one soon, it’s a beautifully complex Prince of Wales check woven with purple, gold, and cream colored threads. Thrifted for $2.

mea culpa.

mea culpa.

bright lights…medium-sized city.

bright lights…medium-sized city.