I'm not one to complain about the Winter, but we have had quite a time of it here in the Northeast these past few weeks. What better time to discuss Summer clothes? You've heard me say before that a willingness to buy items far out of season is a secret weapon in the thrift shoppers arsenal. Not only do you get the pick of the litter, but if you keep a positive outlook, it'll help you survive the cold in the hope of balmier times to come.
Top Shelf Flea Market II back in October, been in the back of the closet since. Haven't even taken the tags off. Poplin suits are a funny thing, especially the "wash and wear" variety. True, a suit in mostly polyester with wash instructions should be against everything I stand for, but I think this number will work out fine with a blue shirt and necktie with a burgundy ground.
Baracuta brand piece none the less. Couple of bucks.
Orvis tent sale? Check it out, they're giving stuff away. Orvis called this madras, but it's far from it. Still, it should look snappy with Chuck Taylor's in natural canvas, khakis and a clean white tennis shirt.
Looking at all these fun items I have to look forward to in the warmer months helps me forget, even if only for a moment, that we're running out of places to put the many feet of snow that continue to blanket my hometown.
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Congrats on more brilliant finds. The doughnuts look delicious. I'd like to send you some ties and such, if you don't mind. I just sent you an email about it.
I was just lamenting this the other day. The day before receiving 7 more inches of snow and -20 degree wind chills, I found two pairs of patchwork madras shorts, a pair of white linen pants (oh dear), and a couple great oxford-cloth styled polo shirts from Lands' End. It was all dirt cheap, so it got washed and socked away for a little bit longer.
It has to warm up eventually, then I'll be on the hunt for heavy tweeds and woolens for fall. :)
You are going to love those pants and wear them until they turn to ribbons, I'm sure.
Here in the South, it will be time for these items sooner rather than later. I saw a pair of patch-pants in the local men's shop for $90. A bit much, if you ask me.
Your doughnut picture is intriguing. How about posting a recipe?
I'm so angry at all these sales going on around me.
I just lost my job and I can't take advantage of a single one.
home made donuts? dude, do your kids know how lucky they are?
As a transplant I don't get the whole New England complain about the weather thing. I work with people who have lived here their whole lives and it's always "what's it doin outside?" and (my personal favorite) "is it cold?" It's New England. In February.
I grew up in the mountains of PA and we always got more snow and lower temperatures than Boston. And from what I hear Chicago is worse.
I've got a goosedown parka and some rubber boots. I go about my daily business.
Complaining about the Winter (and the heat in Summer, or the Red Sox) is a local past time in Boston. Drives me mad, I can't stand it.
"Can you believe all this snow?"
"Yes I can. This is New England in January."
Still, I am looking forward to madras and seersucker, and any excuse to make doughnuts is a good one.
love the blog, but maybe this is the reason for some of the tight fitting garments
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