Thick Glasses and Nato Straps

Looks like I did not grow tired and quit after a month! I will try and keep this going with mainly "original" posts, as in my own pictures and stuff, though I can't help but reblog as there is some great stuff out there!

  • 22nd
  • July
  • 2014
pindotsandgrenadine:

The humid days of summer make me look forward to wearing something like this when fall and winter return.

Kaplan, Styleforum Member and Owner of Nice Furniture

pindotsandgrenadine:

The humid days of summer make me look forward to wearing something like this when fall and winter return.

Kaplan, Styleforum Member and Owner of Nice Furniture

  • 16th
  • July
  • 2014
linenforsummertweedforwinter:

sartorialdoctrine:

Colonial style.
Photo: Robin Håkansson of To Quote.

In the Field (Coat).

Awesome coat.

linenforsummertweedforwinter:

sartorialdoctrine:

Colonial style.

Photo: Robin Håkansson of To Quote.

In the Field (Coat).

Awesome coat.

(Source: kingmagazine.se)

  • 15th
  • July
  • 2014
meninthistown:

Bronze.

meninthistown:

Bronze.

(via downeastandout)

  • 14th
  • July
  • 2014

(Source: agnelli-esque)

portpoliticsandprep said: How do you find all of these amazing things from thrifting? What shops do you go to?

drivingincarswithpocketsquares:

Thanks for the question (and the follow). Honestly, at least 75% of my finds happen at the local Goodwill and Salvation Army, which are just a Google search away for you.

As I’ve said before, the key to successful thrifting is a combination of 1) knowledge, 2) persistence and 3) luck.  I live in Los Angeles, which certainly helps, but there are other non-LA people that find great items all the time like SpooFrenchy, Hot Whiskey, Grendel, and StuffIFoundToday.

One day I might put together some sort of thrifting guide when I can think of something new that needs to be said, but for now I would highly recommend these:

Puthison.com: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Afistfulofstyle: Part 1, Part 2

ThriftyGent: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Bottom line: 1) know what to look for, 2) look for it as often as possible, and 3) cross your fingers.

Hope that helps!

Need to step up my thrifting.

  • 4th
  • July
  • 2014

fromsqualortoballer:

Fourth of July Sales

It’s pretty unlikely that I’ll be doing any shopping today, but I couldn’t help but notice all the sales going on this weekend. I’m generally not a big fan of holiday sales but I will admit that they can be a good opportunity to purchase seasonally relevant clothing before the weather begins to change. Here are a few quick picks:

Sierra Trading Post: 40% off some items

These “some items” sales are usually limited enough to not get my attention, but this time around they include these excellent Woodlore shoe trees (now under $12 each). I have quite a few pairs, and this is about as low as they go. Note that you must be signed up for STP’s DealFlyer newsletter to have access to this sale.

Barney’s: up to 60% off

Sizes are starting to get very limited, but some one-size-fits-all items like these Drake’s ties (for $59) are still available and well-priced. 

J. Crew: 40-50% off sale items with code SHOPMORE.

Readers of this blog know that I tend to avoid J. Crew’s shirts and tailored clothing due to their skinny lapels and collars, but I have had good experiences with their chinos, outerwear, and sweaters. There are a few nautically-striped crewneck sweaters available, like this cotton/cashmere one for under $36 and this linen/cotton sweater for under $48. There are also some Urban Slim Fit chinos for $15-30, NATO straps starting at only $9, and a hodgepodge of other things. It’s also worth noting that J. Crew Factory is running a free shipping and 40-60% off everything sale, so there are some great prices over there as well. 

Equus Leather: free shipping to USA with code 4JULY

All of my belts are from Charlie and Dawn at Equus. They make great stuff, and I highly recommend it. You can see my review here

Ralph Lauren: extra 30% off sale items with code HAPPY4TH.

I wasn’t too impressed with the current sale selection here, but I did notice that this leather moto jacket was discounted to $770. Pricey, but it’s a great looking jacket (and last year’s model was a favorite of Derek’s). On the other end of the price spectrum, these simple leather card cases are going for just $42. 

YOOX: extra 10% off all orders with code YOOX4TH.

If you’re looking to expand your collection of soft, unstructred blazers, now is a good time to do it. Here’s a search query for many of the most popular brands. Sizes and colors are all over the map, as is the norm for this site. 

  • 2nd
  • July
  • 2014

(Source: smallandtinyhomeideas, via aheadlongdive)

  • 19th
  • June
  • 2014
rebelsandrogues:

That jacket is too good.

2nd picture of the jacket.

rebelsandrogues:

That jacket is too good.

2nd picture of the jacket.

(Source: thesharpgentleman)

mypantalones:

Yung Fenimoré aka Chris Fenimore aka christopherfenimore aka sirfenimore got to have his lucky ass flown over to Florence to shoot some content for Carson Street Clothiers. That being said, he’s getting the job done (well), and his first round of photos are up at carsonstreet's site. 

Obviously I don’t need to say this, but because we are dealing with Italian menswear here, there seem to be a lot of blue jackets. 

Keep up the good work, brother.

Bottom left is awesome.

(Source: carsonstreetclothiers.com)

  • 31st
  • May
  • 2014

Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential — as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth.You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.

e-erik:

Bill Watterson

Poignant.

(via rebelsandrogues)