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Details: 1/29/13

Grey, Green, Purple, and a Hint of Orange
Jacket: Southwick for Cable Car Clothiers, thrifted $10
Shirt: Ledbury, courtesy of Ledbury (currently on sale for $79, see review here)
Tie: Ermenegildo Zegna, thrifted $4.50
Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8

Grey, Green, Purple, and a Hint of Orange

Jacket: Southwick for Cable Car Clothiers, thrifted $10

Shirt: Ledbury, courtesy of Ledbury (currently on sale for $79, see review here)

Tie: Ermenegildo Zegna, thrifted $4.50

Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8

Who Will Win the Ongoing Mosiery Feud?: Italy vs. England
I picked up a couple of pairs of Pantherella merino wool fair isle patterned socks over the weekend on a deep discount ($9 each) at Nordstrom Rack. I’m gonna put them to the test against these Marcoliani merino dotted socks I recently received courtesy of Jim Ockert over at Khaki’s of Carmel. Check back some time in the future for the results (which will include an artfully rendered photo of some worn socks) of what is an admittedly ridiculous, and ultimately inconsequential, manty hose matchup. The stakes of a cashmere sock matchup would, of course, be much higher and of incalculably greater import.

Who Will Win the Ongoing Mosiery Feud?: Italy vs. England

I picked up a couple of pairs of Pantherella merino wool fair isle patterned socks over the weekend on a deep discount ($9 each) at Nordstrom Rack. I’m gonna put them to the test against these Marcoliani merino dotted socks I recently received courtesy of Jim Ockert over at Khaki’s of Carmel. Check back some time in the future for the results (which will include an artfully rendered photo of some worn socks) of what is an admittedly ridiculous, and ultimately inconsequential, manty hose matchup. The stakes of a cashmere sock matchup would, of course, be much higher and of incalculably greater import.

Upstairs downstairs 11/5/12

Jacket: Daks of London, thrifted $10

Shirt: Uniqlo OCBD, $15

Bow Tie: Brooks Brothers silk repp, thrifted $2

Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8

There is a subtle blue in the windowpaning of the jacket too…

Shoes: Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted $8
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers
Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, clearance $12
Tie: Lands’ End ‘Bedfordshire Regimental,’ thrifted $2
Jacket: Hart Schaffner Marx, Nordstrom Rack $80
Watch: Eberhard & Co. ‘Traversetolo’
Strap: NATO strap, ebay $10

Shoes: Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted $8

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers

Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, clearance $12

Tie: Lands’ End ‘Bedfordshire Regimental,’ thrifted $2

Jacket: Hart Schaffner Marx, Nordstrom Rack $80

Watch: Eberhard & Co. ‘Traversetolo’

Strap: NATO strap, ebay $10

Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, $12
Tie: Barneys New York, thrifted $2
Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8
Jacket: L.B.M. 1911, gift

Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, $12

Tie: Barneys New York, thrifted $2

Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8

Jacket: L.B.M. 1911, gift

Grampin’ it up now that I’m in my mid-30s

I picked up these Nordstrom-branded Italian-made woven tasseled loafers at Nordstrom Rack yesterday on an 85% discount, aka $35. They look very Palm Beach Gramps to me…but I thought I’d give them a try anyway. No better way to complete the ‘octogenarian on a hot summer day’ look I’m going for than by donning some plaid madras pants.

I’m off to go drink mint juleps and yell at some kids.

Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8
Sunglasses: Lookmatic Rx Sunglasses, $88. Use discount code: brokeandbespoke20 and receive 20% off your order, bringing the price of some prescription eyewear down to $70.40 shipped. With free return shipping should you be dissatisfied, that’s a pretty good deal—even by brokeandbespoke standards. 

Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8

Sunglasses: Lookmatic Rx Sunglasses, $88. Use discount code: brokeandbespoke20 and receive 20% off your order, bringing the price of some prescription eyewear down to $70.40 shipped. With free return shipping should you be dissatisfied, that’s a pretty good deal—even by brokeandbespoke standards. 

Today’s fit. Purple, navy, and brown. One of my favorite combos.
Jacket: Vintage Brooks Brothers navy wool blazer, thrifted $2
Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, purple microgingham, $12
Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8
Jeans: Cheap Monday, $12
Socks: Happy Socks, gift
Shoes: Bass ‘Buchanon,’ $60 (bought w/ Amazon gift card)
Belt: Narragansett Leathers, $40 

Today’s fit. Purple, navy, and brown. One of my favorite combos.

Jacket: Vintage Brooks Brothers navy wool blazer, thrifted $2

Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, purple microgingham, $12

Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8

Jeans: Cheap Monday, $12

Socks: Happy Socks, gift

Shoes: Bass ‘Buchanon,’ $60 (bought w/ Amazon gift card)

Belt: Narragansett Leathers, $40