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Very fall…

Fall fits.

Shoes: Red Wing ‘Wabasha’ Boat Shoe, Nordstrom Rack $50 (picked up 3 pairs, sold 2 pair for over $100 each, and kept these for myself)

Socks: J. Crew, gift

Pants: Dockers Khaki Wader, Urban Outfitters clearance $19.99

Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, $22

Tie: Lands’ End Direct Merchants Wool/Mohair Knit Tie, thrifted $2

Jacket: The Gap, thrifted $7.50

Lands’ End 50/50 Wool/Mohair Knit Tie, thrifted $2

Lands’ End 50/50 Wool/Mohair Knit Tie, thrifted $2

Red Wing Wabasha boat shoe in Muleskinner leathers.

Red Wing Wabasha boat shoe in Muleskinner leathers.

Shoes: Red Wing Wabasha boat shoes w/ mini lug soles, Nordstrom Rack $57 (at this price, I bought three pairs and sold two, more than paying for the pair I kept)
Pants: Lands’ End Canvas, clearance $20
Shirt: Vintage Gitman Bros. (not Gitman Bros. Vintage), thrifted $5
Jacket: Alessandro Tellini, thrifted $9 

Shoes: Red Wing Wabasha boat shoes w/ mini lug soles, Nordstrom Rack $57 (at this price, I bought three pairs and sold two, more than paying for the pair I kept)

Pants: Lands’ End Canvas, clearance $20

Shirt: Vintage Gitman Bros. (not Gitman Bros. Vintage), thrifted $5

Jacket: Alessandro Tellini, thrifted $9 

Fall Preview: Dockers Alpha Khaki and Tweed…
My favorite season is fall. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, and one can wear layers. Oh, and the tweed gets to come out of storage. I’ve been thinking about ways to wear some of the great colors of Alpha Khakis that Dockers recently sent me, and as soon as I found this jacket I knew these were the pants to go with it. 
I bought this jacket last week at a Salvation Army “$3 for (almost) everything” sale, and am really looking forward to wearing it this fall and winter. It’s a vintage Hart Schaffner & Marx tweed jacket and is quite professorial…
I’m pairing the dark olive herringbone jacket here with a pair of dark blue/charcoal greyish looking pair of Dockers Alpha Khakis in a color called Smokey Aqua. I think dark grey (or navy blue) and olive work beautifully together, and are a solid enough base on which to begin thinking about injecting a little character and being a little more bold with your neckwear or sock choice/s. 
I’ve opted here to cut through some of the fog of the fall weather with a touch of red. The socks are quite bold, and play nicely with the red in the tie, which itself has the same bluish-grey that is the color of the pants. An outfit like this cries out for a rugged shoe that can tromp through mud on the way to deliver a lecture. These Red Wing Wabasha Oxfords fit the bill perfectly.
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Jacket: Hart Schaffner & Marx, thrifted $3
Shirt: Vintage Gitman Bros. (not Gitman Vintage) pinpoint OCBD, thrifted $5
Tie: Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch, thrifted $2
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers 
Shoes: Red Wing Wabasha Oxford Boat Shoe
Socks: Brooks Bros., Nordstrom Rack $5

Fall Preview: Dockers Alpha Khaki and Tweed…

My favorite season is fall. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, and one can wear layers. Oh, and the tweed gets to come out of storage. I’ve been thinking about ways to wear some of the great colors of Alpha Khakis that Dockers recently sent me, and as soon as I found this jacket I knew these were the pants to go with it. 

I bought this jacket last week at a Salvation Army “$3 for (almost) everything” sale, and am really looking forward to wearing it this fall and winter. It’s a vintage Hart Schaffner & Marx tweed jacket and is quite professorial…

I’m pairing the dark olive herringbone jacket here with a pair of dark blue/charcoal greyish looking pair of Dockers Alpha Khakis in a color called Smokey Aqua. I think dark grey (or navy blue) and olive work beautifully together, and are a solid enough base on which to begin thinking about injecting a little character and being a little more bold with your neckwear or sock choice/s. 

I’ve opted here to cut through some of the fog of the fall weather with a touch of red. The socks are quite bold, and play nicely with the red in the tie, which itself has the same bluish-grey that is the color of the pants. An outfit like this cries out for a rugged shoe that can tromp through mud on the way to deliver a lecture. These Red Wing Wabasha Oxfords fit the bill perfectly.

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Jacket: Hart Schaffner & Marx, thrifted $3

Shirt: Vintage Gitman Bros. (not Gitman Vintage) pinpoint OCBD, thrifted $5

Tie: Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch, thrifted $2

Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki, courtesy of Dockers 

Shoes: Red Wing Wabasha Oxford Boat Shoe

Socks: Brooks Bros., Nordstrom Rack $5