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You start wearing blue and brown and you’re working for the clampdown.

—The Clash

I spent too much money this week. Above, Crockett & Jones for Brooks Brothers Peal & Co. brown perforated captoe. I’m surprised these got here so quickly since I ordered them yesterday at BB’s 30% corporate sale. Frankly, full retail on these is high (too high when compared to Vass on sale at No Man Walks Alone), but with the sale and gift cards, my out-of-pocket cost wasn’t terrible.

Also picked up, albeit very unexpectedly, a suit, tie, and shirt with the leaked 65% off Ralph Lauren code.

The Rake Magazine

I always assumed a year’s subscription to The Rake was $130, but you can get it for $59.

Go to www.therakeonline.com > Click “Magazine: Gentlemanly Sophistication” > Choose “Subscribe” > Enter USA as country

It’s that simple. Granted, $59 is expensive for a magazine subscription, especially when you can get one to GQ for $4, but it’s infinitely more interesting than GQ’s bottom of the barrel, introductory articles.

Bradley Cooper at the 2014 Academy Awards. 


I have a few issues with this black tie rig, but overall it’s very good. 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Bradley Cooper at the 2014 Academy Awards.


I have a few issues with this black tie rig, but overall it’s very good. 3.5 out of 4 stars.

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.