Lardini casentino wool overcoat. Size 40. Last one left. Yoox says the color is dark brown.
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.
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.
Thanks to companies like Ledbury, Richmond is dressing better. However, there are still plenty of sartorially challenged and uninformed men here who will be swayed by Alton Lane’s low prices, so I’m sure it will succeed.
Now, instead of guys dressed in poorly fit and dated jeans we’ll see them in poorly fit and soon-to-be dated suits.
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.
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