It takes dedication and an iron will to hunt down the good stuff in the junk like I do. With practice comes skill, and the more you do it, the better I you develop an eye for things. As my friend Bobby from Boston has been heard to say, after a while, the clothes have a way of finding you. Such was the case with my latest acquisition:
kicking myself for leaving it behind, but alas, you can't win 'em all.
Yesterday, I returned. I found a lot of other stuff. As was getting ready to leave, I spotted a corner of district check tweed poking out from a bundle of cheap acrylic ski hats. Lo and behold, it was the elusive jacket, only half price for having a white tag that day. The signals this time were too clear to ignore, so I snapped it up. Call it divine providence, the jacket found me. I left it, and it found me again, it was meant to be mine. Seen here with a vintage Brooks Brothers white oxford, iconic "rolling" unlined collar and all ( $5.49), an English regimental tie from the Andover Shop ($1.00), and a silk square heisted from my dad when I was in high school, it's a cinch for the kind of bracing cold we've been missing in these part these last few months.
A reader recently pointed out the lack of the old full body shot of late. So, with the addition of a tan cashmere coat, cashmere scarf in very muted Black Watch tartan, brown leather gloves and a Tyrolean hat, the overall effect was thus:
p.s. the Tyrolean hat has undergone a bit of reshaping:
14 January 2012
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the reshaped hat looks great and props for the socks
I agree about things finding you. Nice look.
Extremely sharp! And I really envy you with that wonderful tweed jacket
Ulrich von B.
That coat is a real beauty, the collar really hugs your neck. Lucky it found you again.
Personally I feel the shirt collar ruins things a little. The "rolling" collar is not something I 'get'. To me it only looks like the collar buttons are sewn on in the wrong place. But it's a designated American classic and my opinion is buried.
what's the difference between a "district check" and a gun club? (no it's not a joke waiting for a punchline, i'm confused about the coat you've got on.)
Gun club check here (picture and explanation).
I admit that I rarely score the good stuff because I have so few thrift shops to choose from. That being said, I did find a great camel hair blazer recently for $5.
Once again good job sir. Always staying the course of a true grown up figure (not sure this is good english, but in french it's ok).
Good stuff. I bailed on a London Fog mackintosh overcoat with zip-out camelhair lining this weekend. Great stuff, near brand new. Wife said it made me look 'old mannish'. Ah well.
I struck out after trying on a dozen shirts as well, but picked up a nice red v-neck sweater in lambswool. You win some, you lose some.
I like what you've done with the hat.
Oh how I miss the Boston area. The few thrift shops in Syracuse would be asking $19.99 at least for a worn out polyester blazer with shoulder pads that make you look like a linebacker.
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