Got my “Ugly Christmas Tie Lot” in the mail the other day. The unexpected MVP was this beaut. The Seller had mentioned in the description it was a Bert Pulitzer but had left out the fact that it was an especially soft Viyella blend.
Saw a reblog of the above coat (originally from dylan-haven) and thought it looked awfully familiar. Went to the closet and pulled out the below coat.
Small world. Same coat, different labels. I believe Snow Lion is the actual maker of the coat. Found this at a goodwill last year for just a couple of bucks and it is a great coat.
Some great reading of Snow Lion here.
Columbia Knit rugby, kind of amazing really. Made in Oregon and only 30 bucks. This thing is going to get a lot of wear this winter. I can’t recommend it enough. I’d like to pick up a couple of the practice jerseys at some point too.
Also featured; Brooks oxford, Thrifted “TGIF” tie, Bill’s Khakis, Top-siders.
the-popinjay said: Hello, What do you think about Earl’s Stan Ray chinos? How is the rise? Where are they on the casual to dressy scale? Do they hold a crease? Far too many questions I know.
Excellent questions my friend. I really like Earl’s chinos for their cut, price and made in the USA bonafides. I’ll answer your questions in order.
- The rise is 12” so they rest on my natural waist, which I prefer.
- I would say that they lean towards the casual side of the scale. I wear them with tweed sport coats and navy blazers all the time but they might not stand up to a really sharp coat.
- I’m not sure about their crease holding ability. I wash my pairs at home but they could probably hold a crease if you ironed them. The cotton is sanforized but not chemically treated, which I love, so they tend to get looser and more rumpled between washes but tighten up after the dryer.
I enjoy your blog, keep up the good work!
Thanks so much! I’ll have to look into getting a pair.