Originally listed at $315, I found this coat at under $150. This is the most I've spent on a single piece of clothing, by far, but it's proven to be worth every cent. I've never found a coat that fits so well off-the-rack. The leather elbow patches are smooth and well-stitched, and the braided leather sleeve buttons actually work. I always prefer a two-button jacket, but the 3/2 roll here works perfectly for me, and it makes sense to have the option for that extra button to be better covered in colder weather. I don't have much time left to wear it this season, but it will be the first thing out of the closet when the temperature drops in September.
This wool, reversible windowpane/glen plaid scarf also came from Ralph's winter clearance.
One friend called this my "English professor" look. I take that as a compliment.
Here's a better look. The blue houndstooth shirt, yellow paisley tie and red cable knit vest are all Polo thrift/eBay finds.
Away with the past. Today with the world.