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What I Wore – 12/27/17

This is an Eidos sample from last year I grabbed off eBay in the No Man Walks Alone cut. It fits worse in a few ways than my other NMWA cut jackets, namely the shoulders are tight and there’s some excess padding in the shoulder that bothers me. I’ll take it to the best tailor I know, Tom Licata in Cincinnati, to see what can be done. In the meantime I’ll enjoy it, though, because the cloth and aesthetic are beautiful!

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A bunch of worthy sales starting today

A few I’d like to highlight Marcus Malmborg—up to 40% off Everything is glorious basically. In particular I’m lusting after: This navy Palermo topcoat (look at that cloth! pictured above) This camel turtleneck This charcoal flannel suit This navy flannel suit separate (jacket, flat trousers, pleated) The ties No Man Walks Alone—25% off outerwear with code WINTER25 In particular, I love this Eidos down-filled parka. Spier & Mackay—25% off everything including sale and multi-buy promos,  ...

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Super Sweet Polo Ralph Lauren Flannel Chalkstripe Suit On Sale

Was just perusing RL’s site for goodness and saw this thing on sale for $775. As far as I know, RL’s “Polo” stuff is still half-canvassed and made by Corneliani—just perhaps not always in Italy, but sometimes in Eastern Europe. This is in fact made in Italy, however. I really dig the contemporary double breasted peak lapels (not too skinny, not too fat, not too bellied, not too straight), and the double forward pleats on the trousers. Seems like a killer price and there are still some sizes  ...

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Lighter weight flannels for warmer winters

Lighter weight flannels for warmer winters I wrote a couple weeks ago that I had discovered a new go-to for trousers, Spier and Mackay. I bought three pairs of their VBC flannels in each shade of gray. My brother placed an order as well, but after seeing mine in person, he canceled it. His reason? He felt they were too heavy for his uses most of the time. These days, even in Ohio where he lives—and particularly given a daily commute that involves about 30 seconds outdoors—it seems like  ...

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