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LiteraryBotany

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Today's outfit: Blue & Tan, variations.

Threads cited:

Items purchased new: Grady Ervin DB jacket; Brooks Brothers shirt; Goldtoe socks.

Items purchased pre-owned from eBay, thrift, & consignment: Zanella trousers; Baldessarini tie; Trafalgar braces; Aldens; tie bar.

Antique linen pocket square from a friend.

Fedora: Goorin Brothers in Charleston

Timex Weekender watch with Smart Turnout watch band.

Glasses and sunglasses: Warby Parker.


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Today has been a casual day for me, doing chores around the house, one of which was a review of my suit collection, and my tie collection, with an eye for "de-accessioning" items which no longer fit the bill, as storage space in a Manhattan apartment is always at a premium. So, soon to be available for sale at a charity shop near you (assuming that you live in the metro NYC area), here's what I will no longer be wearing today, or any other day.

The blue suit is a JAB Signature Platinum suit, bought as a "crime of opportunity" (marked down by about 90% of its original retail price). It took some tailoring, both by JAB and my own alterations tailor to make it work, but somehow, I never really warmed to the suit thereafter, which is something of a shame, as the fabric is actually quite nice.

The black stripe suit is a Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Regent model suit, which I found at deep discount at the Brooks branch in Boston, when I was there on vacation some 12-15 years ago. It was Italian-made, and when I was heftier, it fit better, but after attempts to have it altered to fit the somewhat smaller me, it never really worked. I last wore it to a wedding last summer, and had not reached for it since.

The greyish-brown (brownish-grey?) suit is a Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald model, purchased some 11 years ago, in a maelstrom of retail therapy immediately following the death of my first husband - one of three suits purchased from Brooks Brothers within a week (I still have the other two, which fit better than this one).

The ties are, from left to right, Damiano Presta; Salvatore Ferragamo; Hermes; Paul Stuart; Burberry; Brooks Brothers 346; Brooks Brothers; De l'sle; Daniel de Fasson; Chinese-made "Hermes"; and Tucci. Some were purchases, others presents - and my apologies to any donors of these ties to me, in advance. Neckties are a very tricky thing to purchase for someone else.

We here define ourselves by what we wear. This afternoon, I am defining myself by what I no longer wish to wear.

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Been feeling nostalgic for the other half of my closet. You know,... the half (cough cough 80%) that becomes obsolete after spending some time on SF.

Today I take a step backwards in my menswear journey.

Today I ride with the 4 horsemen of CM: Shiny, Matchy, Douchey, and Fun.
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Been feeling nostalgic for the other half of my closet. You know,... the half (cough cough 80%) that becomes obsolete after spending some time on SF.

Today I take a step backwards in my menswear journey.

Today I ride with the 4 horsemen of CM: Shiny, Matchy, Douchey, and Fun.
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As a silent peeper of this thread, I am even starting to think. Looks great, super sleek combination. Less pressure has really become more pronounced. Looks good on you. Burn those socks, you had your fun. :cool:
 

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