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An ode to denim: PBJ (Pure Blue Japan)

Heschung Boots

Pure Blue Japan

Pure Blue Japan

Yesterday’s city casual.

Yesterday’s city casual.

Button detail: Pure Blue Japan XX-005

Seersucker, oxford cloth, and stripes.

Seersucker, oxford cloth, and stripes.

Shoes: Rockport penny loafers, ebay $20
Jeans: PBJ XX-005, superfuture B+S c. 2008 $125
Jacket: Haspel, thrifted $10

Shoes: Rockport penny loafers, ebay $20

Jeans: PBJ XX-005, superfuture B+S c. 2008 $125

Jacket: Haspel, thrifted $10

PBJ XX-005. I’ve had these since about 2008, but they haven’t seen much wear. I think I’m going to put them back in the rotation real soon…

On the day I post about summer sneakers it feels like fall…
I found these Red Wing chukkas NWOT a few years ago at a Crossroads Trading Co. for about $30…

On the day I post about summer sneakers it feels like fall…

I found these Red Wing chukkas NWOT a few years ago at a Crossroads Trading Co. for about $30…

Some say a tie is never appropriate without a sport coat or suit…I disagree.
Jacket: Nordstrom Harrington Jacket (super-nice jacket, silk bemberg lining in sleeves, horn buttons, etc.), thrifted $7
Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren OCBD, thrifted $5
Sweater: Banana Republic merino v-neck, $20
Jeans: Pure Blue Japan XX-005 tapered to an 8” opening, Superfuture B+S
Shoes: Converse Jack Purcell, recycled clothing store NWOT $17 

Some say a tie is never appropriate without a sport coat or suit…I disagree.

Jacket: Nordstrom Harrington Jacket (super-nice jacket, silk bemberg lining in sleeves, horn buttons, etc.), thrifted $7

Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren OCBD, thrifted $5

Sweater: Banana Republic merino v-neck, $20

Jeans: Pure Blue Japan XX-005 tapered to an 8” opening, Superfuture B+S

Shoes: Converse Jack Purcell, recycled clothing store NWOT $17 

Today’s kit.
Sweater: Daniel Bishop, circa 2004, shawl collar and elbow patches, TJ Maxx $19
Shirt: Ralph Lauren OCBD, thrifted $2.50
Jeans: Pure Blue Japan XX-005, tapered to an 8” opening
Tie: Brooks Brothers, greyhounds, thrifted $2.50
Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted (w/ shoe trees)

Today’s kit.

Sweater: Daniel Bishop, circa 2004, shawl collar and elbow patches, TJ Maxx $19

Shirt: Ralph Lauren OCBD, thrifted $2.50

Jeans: Pure Blue Japan XX-005, tapered to an 8” opening

Tie: Brooks Brothers, greyhounds, thrifted $2.50

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings, thrifted (w/ shoe trees)

Additional info:
Vest: Land’s End, recent extra 40% off sale, $18 w/ free shipping!
Scarf: Johnston’s of Elgin, Made in Scotland, Lambswool, BIG plaid, STP ~$13

Additional info:

Vest: Land’s End, recent extra 40% off sale, $18 w/ free shipping!

Scarf: Johnston’s of Elgin, Made in Scotland, Lambswool, BIG plaid, STP ~$13

On the move…

On the move…

Today’s wheels. Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings. Thirfted, with shoetrees, $13.
Jawns: Pure Blue Japan XX-005, tapered to an 8” opening. Purchased a couple of years ago off the old SUFU B+S forum w/ proceeds made from a nice thrifting haul. 

Today’s wheels. Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings. Thirfted, with shoetrees, $13.

Jawns: Pure Blue Japan XX-005, tapered to an 8” opening. Purchased a couple of years ago off the old SUFU B+S forum w/ proceeds made from a nice thrifting haul.