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Camel hair jackets seem to be one of the most versatile things in a man's wardrobe (right up there with the ubiquitous navy blazer) as far as matching trousers to it goes. Mine isn't Epaulet (but am tempted to add theirs to my closet by one that is out there on the B&S forum) but I wear mine quite often in the fall and winter with navy, darker shades of brown, and even the occasional dark red cords. I have a pair of olive moleskins inbound that should pair nicely with it...
Having seen some OSC jackets in the flesh before and having lived in the Carolinas for a few years, I can only imagine that the jacket is likely going to be overkill for you (especially if it's like a replacement to the Spiewak Snorkel Parka which Epaulet isn't offering this year). However, if by chance it is a lighter-weight down filled shirt jacket, that would be something you could get a lot of use from down there.I'm interested to see what Epaulet will be offering from...
About 4 miles on the treadmill this morning.
I'd keep an eye out on those sites that offer one deal a day or one deal at a time (like SteepAndCheap.com) for compression socks. I know it's sort of annoying to keep checking in on them constantly but that's where I got my pair of CEPs. I think I paid about $20 shipped.
Regarding the ripple soles - When I was in the Marine Corps, ripple soled combat boots were very popular among the Marines and sailors who worked as aircraft mechanics or other jobs inside the hangers. The hangers and the runway aprons generally have surprisingly smooth surfaces that would become quite slick when hydraulic and other fluids were present and the ripple soles were better than the traditional lugged sole at maintaining traction. They were more popular than...
3 miles for me on the treadmill today. I've subbed out shorter runs for time on the elliptical before and I don't think it's a bad thing. I don't know that I've used the elliptical to sub for anything longer than about 5 miles though. The talk of turned ankles and injuries makes me think of one of my biggest marathon or half marathon fears: Twisting my ankle crossing the timing strip at the start line of a long race. That would just suck.
+1Browns and tans work great with navy trousers. I will wear a grey flannel blazer with some navy trousers in the winter and I like that look too but always feel like I look like an old man.
Just call up the NYC store and see what they say. I've backed out of a few pre-orders from various retailers that were either a partial or full payment made up front and every single retailer was more than accommodating, regardless of what their official pre-order payment policy is. Every retailer I've dealt with understands that this is an expensive purchase and the Alden factory is getting slower and slower at confirming and fulfilling orders and that customers are...
I would add that patience is necessary as well, especially if selling here on the B&S forums.I've sold probably 12+ pair of Alden on here and besides a few pair that generated a lot of interest immediately, they usually took a few weeks to a few months to sell. Of course, if you need the money immediately, it can be a hassle, but if you don't just sit back and bump your thread every week and maybe lower the price occasionally. The nibbles will come in and eventually...
9.8 yesterday in a very crisp but gorgeous morning.
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