Good flea market haul today ... Found a brand new seersucker sportcoat with shell buttons in my size for $3. Also picked up a fully canvassed MTM sportcoat with working buttons from Brooks, along with a bamboo-handled shoe horn and an awesome burgundy tie decorated with woven bee hives/sheaves in gold.
I almost hated to drop the seersucker off at the dry cleaner, as it clearly hadn't been worn. But better safe than sorry.
Picked up a nice american alligator day planner/jotter at a estate sale yesterday: $1. And, if Conne gets back with me, I'll be sending him the trad manna of the century---a complete wardrobe of 3-roll-2 Southwicks.
They are Alden. But shell quality varies somewhat, across and within brands. It's seems to be luck of the draw.
Yes, and that could be one of the hazards of buying online...in any case, I thought they might be Aldens because of the nail pattern in the heel, but they don't have the sizing convention (e.g. "A/C") stamped on the inside. Of course, I'm sure BB does whatever they want.
I do like the metal eyelets. The same Alden model does not have them. If I every buy another pair I may look for the Brooks. They do not look as elegant, but then the plain-toe blucher is not exactly an elegant shoe anyway.
Can you tell me more about that pen? I've never heard of the brand and couldn't really find anything when I Googled the name.
I think it's a fairly cheap German brand, now defunct. This pen, as far as I've understood it, is from their "high-end" line, that were larger, and had gold nibs. I have a couple of other Pan pens of far inferior quality to this one.
anyone know about these? especially with the extra names sewn in along with the more famous names. it says "cravates" with the dior tie, and "keys and lockwood" with the nordstrom one. don't quite know what to make of the branding. but for $2.00 a pop, couldn't be more satisfied with 100% silk!