richMANd

Don’t Let the Perfect be the Enemy of the Good

I thrifted a Gieves & Hawkes by D’Avenza navy Chesterfield coat a few months ago. I’ve since put ~$150 into repairing the lining, nipping the waist, replacing the buttons, and letting out the sleeves. I’m incredibly satisfied with the fit in all areas except for the sleeve length. I like the sleeves on my outerwear to do the job they’re intended to do - cover the sleeves of my suit or sport coat. My tailor lengthened as much as possible, but a quarter to a half centimeter of suit sleeve still pops out on occasion.

Is it perfect? No, but the coat is so exquisite and the fit elsewhere is so perfect that this minor imperfection can be easily overlooked.

Anonymous asked: Hi, I like a lot of the items you put up, but can't quite follow the blog. Are you selling these items that don't fit (seems so since it says some things paid for with thrifting), such as the Jan 31 tweed sportcoats. If so, where are they available? Thanks,

I do sell them on eBay. Mtsoccer09 is my eBay handle. If you ever see something and are interested in purchasing it, shoot me a PM and we can work something out - either I’ll knock off shipping or I’ll discount the item.

Super trad.

Very sad these don’t fit.

New summer additions

Well, Marshalls sucked. All I got was a Moschino tie marked down to $10 and these Pantherella OTC cotton socks (navy, gray, yellow) for myself.

Well, Marshalls sucked. All I got was a Moschino tie marked down to $10 and these Pantherella OTC cotton socks (navy, gray, yellow) for myself.