Saturday, March 30, 2013

Really, no. 

The mistakes here are obvious, but then again, we all make style mistakes. 

My problem comes from seeing close to 100 Tumblr re-blogs and positive comments just after this posted. I want to know what these people are thinking, not the guy who put this together.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Black Fleece Cologne

Right now, Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece colognes are marked down from $85 to $34. All three scents sound appealing, but of course I'm hesitant to buy without having smelled a single one. 

Any feedback on these would be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Whiskey Cotton Sale

One of my favorite new companies is having a fantastic sale. Stop by Whiskey Cotton for a great selection of American made bow ties in unique patterns and color combos.

The Uggliest Shoes Ever

No joke. Getting nauseous just looking. I'd wear black-fake-leather-square-toed-Frankenstein-Walmart-clogs before even touching these.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Today at the Thrift - Four Ties

Dear Bloggers,

How about we hold off on the Top-Siders for awhile? I don't want to get on Tumblr to see you walking through the snow in your pristine kicks and no socks. This doesn't make you look cool, it makes you look like a cold idiot. At this time, please substitute your omnipresent Top-Siders for equally ubiquitous Bean boots before frostbite takes hold.

Thank you.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Today at the Thrift - New and Old

New production of an old standard from Burberry, 
and an old-fashioned guncheck sport coat that's as good as new.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

CKC Shoppe Spring Preview

Patch madras, courtesy of Corbin, accompanied by a lavender Turnbull & Asser shirt and grape cotton knit tie

Colorful coral blazer, played up by a pink striped Polo oxford and vintage Gant plaid tie

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Quote of the day: "Look at a sweater made in Ireland. It's like a turtleneck made out of Brillo pads." - John Mulaney

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Today at the Thrift - Prepped Up

Vineyard Vines quarter-zip cotton pullover, perfect for the gym
Polo Ralph Lauren heavyweight pieced-cotton rugby, perfect for rugby 
Brooks Brothers dress shirt, perfect for pretty much everything else

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Home Inspiration

Plenty of time left to check out the CKC Shoppe sale!
Check it out!

After my previous flash sale, I received several messages from hopeful buyers who didn't catch the sale until it had ended. So, I'm launching this sale again with a wider time frame to give everyone the opportunity to shop my fall collection one more time. This is the perfect chance to stock up on plentiful plaids and terrific tweeds before spring arrives. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Today at the Thrift - Oxxford and Southwick

 Oxxford puts out some of the best stuff a guy can buy, and in recent months I've been fortunate to find a lot of it. One of Charleston's great menswear shops, which is now closed, supplied Oxxford to its top customers. Although this piece comes from Bergdorf Goodman, I'm always amazed to see the custom jobs from around here.

This ever-classic Southwick herringbone tweed comes from Atkinson's. A Google search turned up nothing but a shop in Newport Beach, California. If anyone has more information, let me know. Like many of you thrifters out there, contemplating the backstory behind a piece is half the fun of buying. Of course, regardless of where this jacket was sold, it's fantastically well-made.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Wish List - Nautica Pants

At around $50, these white and bright red Nautica chinos are an excellent value. I have yet to see another such vibrant red on the market this year.