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Winter wear from Sierra Trading Post?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm thinking of buying this Johnstons scarf from STP:

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/4...ere-Scarf.html[/quote]

If you're an Asian guy from a tropical country going to Boston for the winter and need just one scarf, is a solid navy or a solid black the better buy?

Other than the scarf, is there anything good for winter that I should pick up from STP while I'm at it?

I'm also dropping a line to Lance at Virtual Clothes Horse. I can't for the life of me find my tape measure so I haven't been able to reply to his email asking for my chest size so he can check his sweater stock.
post #2 of 12
I recently moved back to the East Coast from California and had to get a bunch of winter stuff. I think that STP deserves a regular visit from you. What I got from them:

Sweater
Moleskins
Corduroys
Jacket

It's catch as catch can there. Sometimes they have nothing, but sometimes you hit the jackpot and must act quickly before others buy the items out.
post #3 of 12
Navy. By the way, I think everyone knows by now that you are an Asian going to Boston from a tropical country.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
You know lawyers. Always willing to sneak in half a clarificatory sentence somewhere.

There are still people who reply to me that I'd look silly going around without a jacket at work in a law firm, that short sleeve shirts are tacky, etc. This is probably one of the most "captain obvious" questions I've posted yet (if you didn't know I have zilch experience with wool and wool-lined accessories).
post #5 of 12
after having gone thru a bespoke experience (albeit not successful) how do you not know your chest size?
post #6 of 12
If you're going to Boston, then wait until you get there and go to Filene's Basement and you'll get better quality and prices than at STP.
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by josepidal
You know lawyers. Always willing to sneak in half a clarificatory sentence somewhere.

There are still people who reply to me that I'd look silly going around without a jacket at work in a law firm, that short sleeve shirts are tacky, etc. This is probably one of the most "captain obvious" questions I've posted yet (if you didn't know I have zilch experience with wool and wool-lined accessories).

Feel free to wear short sleeve shirts, but you may get mistaken for the copy machine guy, tech support guy, etc. But maybe that's your style and you don't mind the paralegals asking you to replace their toner cartridges.

You should also feel free to wear short sleeves if you're in the Tax department. In fact, if this is your only stylistic tic you'd be the least eccentric person therein.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman
Feel free to wear short sleeve shirts, but you may get mistaken for the copy machine guy, tech support guy, etc.
Would you like the explanation for why the Asian Managing Partner in the big Asian law firm in the Asian tropical country wears short sleeves now?
post #9 of 12
Do you consider your colleagues, short sleeves and all, well-dressed?
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
For our climate, passably so, in the sense that putting on a summer suit with a great tie and pocket square combination is going to raise enough eyebrows to make it counterproductive unless there's a clear reason. I've observed a couple of senior partners who are relatively snappy dressers (i.e., actually wear black cap toes to a formal evening event instead of Gucci loafers), and they still appear businesslike even in a polo shirt on casual Fridays.

The short sleeves are mainly in the corporate departments on Fridays, probably to match the clients' preferences. I'm in the litigation department where everyone is always dressed up, though with minimalist style.

However, yes, the Managing Partner does wear short sleeved shirts to work some days. The eightysomething partner who founded the corporate department comes to work in short sleeves everyday and manages to command the same authority as another founder who comes in a suit everyday and possibly a blazer on Fridays.
post #11 of 12
I'm sure Boston has tailors that have catered to the Brahmins that you could patronize.
post #12 of 12
You know, you're going to Boston, not Siberia... the weather there is mild for the most part until December, tropical tendencies nonwithstanding. One of my suitemates freshman year was from Hawaii and she didn't have a problem adjusting to the weather rather quickly and I think the average college student would spend more time outside than the average lawyer.
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