Western Wear

February 1, 2014

The 1969 version of True Grit has everything, like New York’s Hottest club: Great outfits, great one-line putdowns, a lazy cat named for a disgraced governor of Missouri, a top-flight Arkansan named Daggett, oh, and obviously, these great outfits:

Some great socks

July 6, 2013

I think by now you realize how much I love argyles. And these ones that the lady is wearing in this recent Subaru ad are absolutely wonderful.

Short suit

June 30, 2013

This definitely looks like a well tailored suit, and certainly weather-appropriate for the recent heat we’ve been having, but are suits with shorts for little boys? Oh well, I guess it’s better than the short sleeve suits Tsutomu Hata tried to make a thing in 1990s Japan.

Prep as all eff

January 30, 2012

Green-tinted tortoise-shell glasses ($333) pink shirt, critter tie, a jacket fit for an old Italian man, and a early ’90s BMW. That’s living the life right there, right down to the braided leather key fob.

One, please

January 30, 2012

This is me in 10 years

December 16, 2011

Somebody in the SNL wardrobe department has a crystal ball.

Cosby Sweater

December 16, 2011

Actually, I don’t think I could pull this off, but, you know, the Notorious sure does.

Reversible bow tie

December 2, 2011

This little wonder very satisfies my desire for a little hidden color.

Khaki suit

December 2, 2011

It’s more suited (har) for the summer, but what can I say? It looks good.

Perfect coordination

November 11, 2011

Every layer has a color that matches another layer.

Another Jack Kennedy outfit…

November 11, 2011

… that’s just as available today as it was in the 60s.

All day I dream about

November 4, 2011

green Adidas Sambas. No, really, I wore a series of these for the better part of a decade growing up.

East coast prep

November 4, 2011

Mariniere stripes

August 9, 2011

I love the stripes, the goldenrod cardigan, that scarf, the oak chair in the background.

A nice gray jacket

August 9, 2011

I’m not 100 per cent sold on elbow patches as a sartorial genre, but this sportcoat has a very nice contrast collar and military-inspired front patch pockets, and that sells it.

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