Just dropped off that Oxxford Navy suit at the tailor, what a wonderful tailor she turned out to be. The moment she touched the wool she asked me where it was from because it was very good wool. She then proceeded make the necessary changes to the suit. Lengthen sleeve (+move buttons), lengthen pants, take in chest = $50 total! so all in all, 60 bucks for my oxxford suit.
Someone will have to explain to me just what the exact deal is with these Foot•Joys ...
Coming from a guy who considers 99% of fashion and *quality* to be peer influence, marketing, and self-deception, these shoes just strike me as irredeemably cheeeeap. Maybe it's the goofy logo. Or the utter carboardish rigidity of the shoes I've seen. Or the fact that they have all looked pissed on. I mean, cordovan I guess I can understand...but the rest just look like eighty year-old Dr. Scholl's.
I found a very nice 42L Ralph Lauren sport coat today at my local thrift store. I hesitate to call it tweed, but it's the closest I can make. It needs a bit of care and tailoring, but it's still in pretty great condition, and it was only $20. They also had a 38R black Zegna two-piece for $30 - alas.
I saw my first Stefano Ricci suit today, summer weight with side vents
too big though about 46 or 48R.
Wow! That's a good price for Stefano Ricci.... if it's his RECENT Stuff.
As for my terrible thrifting day today.... Found 8 pairs of Bills Khakis, all NWT; Found a NWT pair of Samuelsohn dress pants; Found a Kiton (Size L) short sleeve polo shirt and a Loro Piana (Size XXL) short sleeve polo shirt.