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Selfie in the ugliest goodwill changing room, part II.

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.

Thrifted Saturday.

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.


Style Inspiration #26

(via georgiagentleman)

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.

Robert Talbott knit, Peters of Chagrin Falls tweed, Lands End oxford.

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.

  1. The rise is 12” so they rest on my natural waist, which I prefer.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.