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Jacket: Vintage Brooks Bros. Cashmere Blazer, thrifted $20
Shirt: Luxire Blue University Stripe OCBD, $79
Tie: Vintage Robert Talbott for J. Coop Oakland, thrifted $2
Pocket Square: White Irish Linen, c/o Solosso

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Jacket: Vintage Brooks Bros. Cashmere Blazer, thrifted $20

Shirt: Luxire Blue University Stripe OCBD, $79

Tie: Vintage Robert Talbott for J. Coop Oakland, thrifted $2

Pocket Square: White Irish Linen, c/o Solosso

Polo Ralph Lauren Neat.

Polo Ralph Lauren Neat.

Ivy Style.

Ivy Style.

Greens and reds.

Jacket: Brooks Brothers, thrifted $15

Sweater: Banana Republic, clearance $20

Shirt: Paul Fredrick, thrifted $3

Tie: Faconnable, thrifted $2

Jeans: Red Cotton Denim, c/o Red Cotton Denim

Jacket: Suit Supply ‘Soho,’ sale $99

Shirt: Black Lapel, c/o Black Lapel

Tie: Sulka, thrifted $2

Scarf: Barbour 100% Cashmere Tartan, STP ~$40

Pocket Square: Robert Talbott, thrifted $2

Jacket: Southwick for Cable Car Clothiers, thrifted $10 + altered $50. 
I’ve written about this jacket before here. When I bought it, it fit perfectly in the shoulders and arms, but was gigantic in the waist. I loved the colors in the tweed herringbone so much, and since it was a high quality piece, I paid to have it altered. It now fits loosely and casually, and is perfect for layering over a sweater on a chilly fall day.

Jacket: Southwick for Cable Car Clothiers, thrifted $10 + altered $50. 

I’ve written about this jacket before here. When I bought it, it fit perfectly in the shoulders and arms, but was gigantic in the waist. I loved the colors in the tweed herringbone so much, and since it was a high quality piece, I paid to have it altered. It now fits loosely and casually, and is perfect for layering over a sweater on a chilly fall day.

Layering up…

Jacket: Suit Supply ‘Soho’, sale $99

Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, sale $12

Tie: Vintage Robert Talbott repp stripe, thrifted $2

Scarf: J. Crew Lambswool Made in Ireland c. 2002, sale ~ $10

Wool and Cashmere Prince of Wales Check Tie, thrifted $2

Wool and Cashmere Prince of Wales Check Tie, thrifted $2

Tie: Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch, thrifted $2

Tie: Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch, thrifted $2

One of my favorite jackets. An Italian-made Polo Ralph Lauren (by Corneliani) made up in a wool/silk/flax lightweight tweed. I thrifted it (I assume that some alterations were made by the original owner since the sleeve length fits me perfectly), but it fits me as well as any other garment I own—if not better.

One of my favorite jackets. An Italian-made Polo Ralph Lauren (by Corneliani) made up in a wool/silk/flax lightweight tweed. I thrifted it (I assume that some alterations were made by the original owner since the sleeve length fits me perfectly), but it fits me as well as any other garment I own—if not better.

Jacket: J. Crew Field Jacket, thrifted $12 (I think?)

Sport Coat: PRL by Corneliani, thrifted $17

Shirt: Gitman Bros. OCBD, thrifted $5

Tie: Robert Talbott, thrifted $2

Scarf: Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere tartan, STP $35

Jeans: Rivi, thrifted $8

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Shell Cordovan Longwings, thrifted $13

Rep ties.

Rep ties.

Back at Work…
Tie: Camerucci, thrifted $2
Shirt: Proper Cloth, courtesy of Proper Cloth
Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted $17

Back at Work…

Tie: Camerucci, thrifted $2

Shirt: Proper Cloth, courtesy of Proper Cloth

Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted $17

A Perennial Classic: The Harrington Jacket
Harringtons are great for summer evenings in places where it gets cool, but not cold. Think high 50s through the 60s.
This one was thrifted for around $8 I think, and was in perfect condition. Practically, if not actually, unworn. It’s originally from Nordstrom—maybe late-80s or early-90s—and has great mottled brown horn buttons, plaid tartan cotton lining, and bemberg in the sleeves. 

A Perennial Classic: The Harrington Jacket

Harringtons are great for summer evenings in places where it gets cool, but not cold. Think high 50s through the 60s.

This one was thrifted for around $8 I think, and was in perfect condition. Practically, if not actually, unworn. It’s originally from Nordstrom—maybe late-80s or early-90s—and has great mottled brown horn buttons, plaid tartan cotton lining, and bemberg in the sleeves. 

Three patterns. Choose them wisely.