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Silver Slide Buckles

It needs a good polishing, but I finally got around to getting a new belt for this sterling silver slide buckle that I’ve had lying around unused for the past few years. Made in England like the best of them, it was purchased from J.Crew of all places back when they attempted to sell a [...]

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Linen Caps

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Spectator Penny Loafers

I didn’t think much of these until I spotted a worn in pair shown in Men’s File. It seems everyone was selling some variation of them up until recently, but of course now that I’m interested in a pair none can be found. This pair from Brooks Brothers is close, but they only come in [...]

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Ribbon Belts – Part 1

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Spring Sales

Brooks Brothers has started its Friends and Family sale today – use code friend98 for 25% off at checkout. Some highlights: ribbon belts, clunky Black Fleece double-monks, and the interesting Black Fleece fragrance for men. J.Crew has also added new items to their spring sale: it wouldn’t be a bad time to pick out shorts [...]

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Brooks Brothers Chukka Field Boots

Spotted in their Spring 2010 footwear catalog. Available online in navy and tan suede.

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Anatomy of a Shoe on Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers sent out a mailer today pointing to a new section on their site for information on their shoes, Peal and Co, and a flash diagram showing the basic anatomy of an Alden shell cordovan shoe. If you’re still unfamiliar with basic terminology and shoe care, it’s a good page to check out. Continue [...]

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Generations of Style, Revisited

Scans from “Generations of Style“, by John William Cooke.

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Navy Blazers and Saxxon Wool

Due to a lack of options in stores locally, I’ve decided to take my search for a navy blazer online. My criteria: fits well, is cheap (say under $750), has decent construction, and is made from a fabric that is good enough to hold up to frequent travel. The blazers from J.Crew and J.Press are [...]

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The Engineered Garments Fun Shirt

I’ve never quite understood the patchwork fun shirt. Even though designers like Thom Browne and Junya Watanabe will try them on occasion, it is one of those things that you never see outside of a Brooks Brothers catalog. Engineered Garments gave a shot at one this season as well, and in this rare case I [...]

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