shotgunsagacity asked: One of the coolest pages I have seen on tumblr. Really trying to step up my clothing game, and this page is quite awesome. Appreciate the posts and your image quality is quite superb.
That’s very kind of you - thanks so much. I’ve been busy at work but I’ll do my best to keep the good stuff coming. I should have some nice posts coming out in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!
satchelless-boy asked: for the dude asking about unstructured blazers I think brooks brothers has some on deep sale at least online I don't know about in store. also how do you like those peal and co tuxedo slippers? I have been thinking on taking the plunge on some to complete my black tie rig
Good to know; thanks for the info.
Regarding the slippers: If you’re in the market for velvet slippers (as much as anyone can be “in the market” for something so admittedly frivolous) I think the BB ones are a good option. They can easily be found on sale for $140 or under and they are of good quality. I am almost certain that they are made by Church’s because they share the same unique last shape - instead of an almond-shaped toe box like most loafers, these have a distinctive “snub-nosed” shape. It’s not for everyone but I think that it adds to the casual nature of what these slippers represent. There are often used slippers on ebay but if you want to buy new I’d wait for at least 30% off and go for it. I ended up going true to size - it’s a snug fit but I don’t plan on wearing them with thick socks, and the half size up had some heel slippage.
travelingsartorialist asked: Any recommendations on where to pick up an unstructured summer blue blazer in San Francisco? I like the one you put up in your last post.
I suppose that mostly depends on how much you’re looking to spend. I’ve seen Boglioli at Barney’s and Wilkes Bashford, but those will be very pricey. The new Uniqlo store will probably have some some decent options for under $100 (with the quality you would expect for that, of course). J. Crew has some new releases at a price point between those, but I haven’t seen them in person. The wild card option would be to pop into Couture on Sutter St. - They are a very Italian-oriented clothier and I know they have a relationship with LBM 1911 and other brands that sport the “soft jacket” look. I have no idea what’s in the store right now, though. The one in my post is a Boglioli that I picked up on deep discount at farfetch.com.
Any other San Franciscians have a good idea?
Anonymous asked: Hey, what are your thoughts on the aspinal card case? Especially in terms of leather quality/ construction. Thinking about picking up one in tan.
(in reference to this)
My Aspinal case is used almost exclusively for formal occasions so I don’t use it nearly as often as my other one. Nonetheless, it has treated me well so far. The red suede on the inside is a nice touch. There are lots of good options at that price point, though (Chester Mox comes to mind), so I’d go with whatever style appeals to you.
mikecarper3434 said: Any ideas on where I can find a good knit tie? Thanks so much.
There are lots of great choices at every price point. The Knottery is a great deal, especially when on sale. Land’s End ties are a good value when on deep discount. Kent Wang and Howard Yount provide a good quality per dollar ratio as well. High end makers like Drake’s and Ralph Lauren Purple Label make beautiful ties but they’re expensive. I usually troll ebay for good deals on used ties - since ties are usually one-size-fits-all they make good ebay buys. LuxeSwap in particular often has a great spread of ties from the best makers around the world. I like knit ties with a 2.75-3” width, but go with whatever feels right on you.