I've never found myself in a situation where my own gut says "No!" on a garment but
--spoo said go
--easy E said go
--wes & others said go
--my wife said go
--friend at church, BC prof who isn't on SF but is definitely one of us living the trad dream, said go
I still feel like a used car salesman in it, and not, like at a high-end dealership but kinda "Hey, let's take a look at this Gremlin, it's only got 85K miles, owned by a little old lady since 1976!" type of place.
--kirkland signature shirt
--vintage j press presstige coat (SA)
--thrifted lands end cords
--thrifted pocket square
--red grenadine tie H-F for HSM (H-F outlet)
--old faithful alden split toes traded from Dahl5Yankees (great guy!!!!!!!!!!!)
So after church I go to our new outlet mall to check stuff out after getting a BB "60% off winter clearance" card in the mail. Bought nothing although I almost went in on an 1818 white with blue and black houndstooth SC double vented, tagged fully canvassed, but made in china and a silk/linen/wool blend I didn't really like the texture of...at least for $200 (marked down from 600).
In the store, a CFO type customer asked me if I worked there, he had a question. I said "no, just out of church," laughing. Very seriously he said "You look so sharp, I just assumed so."
Then I go to the BLoomingdale's outlet (NWT T&A ties marked down from 195 to 60, meh. All were patterns that didn't trip my trigger) and these two cougar sales ladies stalked me, talking about the jacket and pocket square combo "I love it! Is that Harris Tweed? We had ones like it a couple months back! We love it when guys where pocket squares. Where are you from, anyway? Are you a professor?"
At that point I gave in and decided to keep the jacket. The community has rested its case, and I have basically been unanimously browbeaten into putting it into the fall/winter rotation.
In other news, Bloomie's had some nice Chinese handrolled silk PS's (The one on the right is Boss, machine-stitched edge) on clearance 40% off lowest marked price in colors/patterns I can use, marked down to an average of $6.50...so I kopped, and one of the cougar clerks while ringing me up said "hm, some of these are marked wrong," and reduced my tab a few dollars...I blame the jacket on that, too: