January 10, 2012
Although initially dismissive of Black Fleece, I’ve changed my position somewhat after trying on a number of their outerwear pieces. 
When this oddball Brooks Brothers line is able to suppress its avant-garde predilections, it’s capable of generating some beautiful pieces.
Most notable amongst the items I came across were a simple, cleanly designed charcoal down vest and the grey cashmere trench coat shown in the photo above. 
The coat fit perfectly, had very little internal structure, and (being a mid-length trench coat) managed to steer clear of Black Fleece’s main pitfall; the bizarrely insufficient length. 
These factors, when combined, make for a superbly stylish garment. It also bears mentioning that, if one were to close one’s eyes while wearing it, the coat could be mistaken for a well-cut bathrobe.
With its belt tied loosely in the back, this item would be a superb choice for a cold, dry winter night. 

Although initially dismissive of Black Fleece, I’ve changed my position somewhat after trying on a number of their outerwear pieces. 

When this oddball Brooks Brothers line is able to suppress its avant-garde predilections, it’s capable of generating some beautiful pieces.

Most notable amongst the items I came across were a simple, cleanly designed charcoal down vest and the grey cashmere trench coat shown in the photo above. 

The coat fit perfectly, had very little internal structure, and (being a mid-length trench coat) managed to steer clear of Black Fleece’s main pitfall; the bizarrely insufficient length. 

These factors, when combined, make for a superbly stylish garment. It also bears mentioning that, if one were to close one’s eyes while wearing it, the coat could be mistaken for a well-cut bathrobe.

With its belt tied loosely in the back, this item would be a superb choice for a cold, dry winter night. 

December 29, 2011
"Loud coat ***** with your girl on my dick/Damn, Bassgod, I’m that pretty bitch."

"Loud coat ***** with your girl on my dick/Damn, Bassgod, I’m that pretty bitch."

December 20, 2011
voxsartoria: The Secret Vice

voxsart:

“Yes! The lid was off, and poor old Ross was already hooked on the secret vice of the Big men in New York: custom tailoring and the mania for the marginal differences that go into it. Practically all the most powerful men in New York, especially on Wall Street, the people in investment houses,…

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December 10, 2011
Belgian Shoes seem (to me, at least) to be the ultimate college footwear.
Most college students seem to favor hoodies, pajama pants or sweatpants, and sneakers, flip-flops, or Topsiders. Sometimes even slippers, or Uggs if they’re female.
It’s a mixture of sleepwear, athletic wear, and loungewear. Not ideal as far as these things go.
Belgians, however, are the most versatile shoes in the world once you get past the bow. They’re essentially bedroom slippers that you can wear to a black tie event as long as they’re the right color. It doesn’t matter whether they’re brand new or old and worn out; they look great either way.
Perfect for throwing on en route to an early morning class, or extracurricular drinking. Much better than flip flops.
With this in mind, I’d like to establish something of a uniform for myself when I go off to college, just to wear around the dorms. It’ll be comfortable, but still look put together.
Ideally, this would be:
Brooks Extra-Slim-Fit Oxford button-down shirt
Levi’s 501, raw or cream, hemmed with no break
Tretorn Nylites, Alden LHS in #8 shell, or Belgian Shoes
Navy blazer or herringbone sport coat, as required
Olive Barbour Liddesdale jacket
Ties, belts ‘n’ shit.
All of this will be worn until faded, frayed, and threadbare.
Now, I’ve just got to scrape together the requisite dough somehow and get the elements I don’t already have.
(And yes, I know, these are not true Belgians, but they’re pretty damn cool. As far as I’m concerned, the guys who make these are qualified to do so.)

Belgian Shoes seem (to me, at least) to be the ultimate college footwear.

Most college students seem to favor hoodies, pajama pants or sweatpants, and sneakers, flip-flops, or Topsiders. Sometimes even slippers, or Uggs if they’re female.

It’s a mixture of sleepwear, athletic wear, and loungewear. Not ideal as far as these things go.

Belgians, however, are the most versatile shoes in the world once you get past the bow. They’re essentially bedroom slippers that you can wear to a black tie event as long as they’re the right color. It doesn’t matter whether they’re brand new or old and worn out; they look great either way.

Perfect for throwing on en route to an early morning class, or extracurricular drinking. Much better than flip flops.

With this in mind, I’d like to establish something of a uniform for myself when I go off to college, just to wear around the dorms. It’ll be comfortable, but still look put together.

Ideally, this would be:

  • Brooks Extra-Slim-Fit Oxford button-down shirt
  • Levi’s 501, raw or cream, hemmed with no break
  • Tretorn Nylites, Alden LHS in #8 shell, or Belgian Shoes
  • Navy blazer or herringbone sport coat, as required
  • Olive Barbour Liddesdale jacket
  • Ties, belts ‘n’ shit.

All of this will be worn until faded, frayed, and threadbare.

Now, I’ve just got to scrape together the requisite dough somehow and get the elements I don’t already have.

(And yes, I know, these are not true Belgians, but they’re pretty damn cool. As far as I’m concerned, the guys who make these are qualified to do so.)

December 1, 2011

It’s nice to have gotten to a point where the most comfortable outfits I have are also some of my favorites from an aesthetic standpoint. 

Today’s, for example:

  • Blue Brooks Bros “OCBD”
  • Dark green PRL cashmere cable-knit crewneck sweater
  • Stone Levi’s 501
  • Sand suede low-top Wallabees
  • Olive Barbour coat

Just about to get a haircut and come threw looking clean.

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