Shopping for the season is for suckers. You gotta learn to run hot and cold.
I love me some vintage flannel lined khakis from L.L.Bean. What could be better? How about a pair lined in Viyella? Seriously, Boston seems to be in an early state of Spring thaw, but these trews have got me hoping for at least one more frigid morning.
$4.99. The Viyella lining alone is likely worth many times as much as fabric alone.
Then, one day it will be hot and sunny...sooner rather than later if our protracted Winter is any indication. What better setting for "Picnic Plaid", red and white gingham, especially on a necktie: 100% cotton, by Steve Scheiner. Cursory internet research would suggest that this label produced mainly cotton beach themed ties in the early 1990s. Not the coolest provenance in the world, but for $1.99, I'll take it.
Besides, that little button detail at the end of the square tip may be at best quaint, or at worst silly, but I think it's pretty damn cool. Makes the tie, if you ask me.