I have a 41L loro piana brooksease blue blazer that's just a bit threadbare to do anything with (i.e dry cleaner shine) with immaculate "hanging sheep" brass buttons.
I just picked up an old old old-skool sack j press blue blazer that's in good shape. Not one for wearing everywhere/all the time but it's really retro cool if you pick your spots. The buttons, however, are beat to s#!t.OPINIONS WANTED: It is heresy to do a button transplant?
In other news, I went to Mr Sid for the first time today, having heard ads on the radio for their 70% winter clearance sale and having seen their beautiful clothes (Brioni, Zegna, etc) in thrifts all around, and having come to the realization the store's about 2mi from my office.
Turns out I can afford to shop there! That is if I ditched the wife and kids and found a job that pays twice as much as my present one does. Great store, though, it reminded me how lucky we are to find similar stuff -- albeit not NWT -- for just a few dollars and a lot of persistence.
I did score three silk-wool blend pocket squares off the 70% clearance table, which fill a pattern-and-texture void in my rapidly expanding collection:
Funny little exchange:They had some crap-brown PS's with a large shotgun shell pattern. In the middle of Liberal City USA, Newton Centre. Regardless of your politics (just after newtown) it was obvious to me why they were on the clearance table. I said to the sales dude "Ha, surprising THESE are on the clearance table, eh?"
Dude looks hurt. "I ordered those. They did well. As you can see, we're down to our last two."
Whatever.Edited by LooknGr8 - 1/22/13 at 5:02pm