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