Thursday, April 8, 2010

Once in a while...




Every so often the stars are aligned. I picked up this suit from a guy on the Film Noir Buff internet clothing forum, had the trousers let out, but still needed to shed a few pounds before trotting it out.

Brooks Brothers suit and shirt, old Johnston and Murphy captoes, tie in my college colors by Sam Hober, and haircut by Mario of North Canaan.

The "action" stance is the result of stumbling on a pile of loose gravel — just as the shutter clicked.

6 comments:

Tom said...

Patrick, with a generous and loving subsidy, I stepped up to the tee and bough a pair of Allen Edmonds Walden Loafers. I am happy with them but alarmed that I now have to either buy another pair (most likely black for variety)of $240 shoes without subsidy or step down to Nunn Bush in order to permit the brown a period of recuperation. Any advice?

Tom said...

also... I need some white long sleeved button down shirts with button down collar. I note the Mercer and Son, what is the likely cost per shirt. Also, is there a brand or retailer that you favor that offers such shirts in the $65 range.

Sean said...

I love your blog man, it always brings a smile to my face.
The tie is the best, it's my universities' colors.

Patrick said...

The university in question is Denison, in Ohio. I understand it might work for Cornell (snide).

Tom, loafers abound on eBay. You might keep your eyes peeled for an old pair of Sebago Cayman II, which are a similar style to the Walden and probably a lot less. AE's Hanovers always seem to be available as seconds at a steep discount, though some dislike the slightly squarish toe.

Mercer offers a first-time buyer discount on oxfords, $85 a pop. You could certainly do a lot worse.

But if economy is the paramount concern, I would go with Lands End, which offers a variety of fabrics and collar styles beginning at about $20. (Check overstocks first.)

Tony Ventresca said...

This is probably your best fitting suit, Patrick. You got lucky with this one. Now you need to find a tailor who can copy it...

Kurt F. Weist said...

Yeah, Sully. Whatever you call this cut of suit in your fancy-pants trad-this prep-that talk -- this one looks great. Well, it definitely appeals to Kurt taste. No old man look here, buddy. This one cuts through the clutter and says, "Je suis une champignon delicieuse."