Naperville’s The Tie Bar is trying to get a world record in the Guinness Book on the most bow ties tied simultaneously in one place. They’re giving away bow ties to the first 500 people there, and if you RSVP on Facebook, you are entered into a contest for a free bow tie every month for a year. As an added incentive, they will donate $15 to Goodwill of Chicago for every person who attends.
It’s Sunday, August 28th at 2 PM in Wrigley Square in the Northwest side of Chicago’s Millennium Park.
I will not be attending, for I will be on a vacation in Minnesota.
Clothing articles of debate: What's your preferred tie width?
This is less of a debate, but more of a curiosity of mine to know what the rest of you prefer and why.
When I first started actually getting into this whole “dress nicer” business, I’ll admit I was heavily influenced by “Mad Men” and thus the skinny tie. But the more I learned about things like proportionality and corresponding neckties to lapels, etc., I tended to go wider.
Another personal issue I have with skinny ties is that they don’t seem to knot as well — and I think they’re nearly impossible to dimple. It just doesn’t seem to lend itself to a good four-in-hand knot and I found myself using the half-Windsor.
Most ties I buy now are in the 3” range, however, I really like the 3.5” grenadine and it substantial look. Maybe 3.25” is a sweet spot?
In regards to necktie to lapel proportionality, I will say that while I’m not inclined to pair a skinny tie with a wide lapel, I’m definitely inclined to put a wider tie with a skinnier lapel.
Anyway, feel free to add your responses and I’ll post them below!
I know lots of other Tumblr folk have Kent Wang polos, so if they chime in, ask them if you’re looking for more info.
I did order one, however, I returned it. Nothing against the fabric or look at all, but I really need a longer length for it to stay tucked in (I prefer to tuck). If they fit you, then you’re in luck. I just tend to be an outlier.
As for the rest of Kent Wang’s stuff I’ve handled, it’s really, really nice. I love the PTO six-fold club tie. Their bi-color silk knits are phenomenal (gave one to my roommate as a gift) and the photos online don’t do it justice. My brother gave me a navy silk grenadine and linen square as a gift and I’m both have become treasured favorites.
“One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole. This was the latter case.”—
Larry Summers, former president of Harvard, on the Winklevoss twins.
John from blacklisterblog e-mailed me his experience with Jos. A. Banks and why he chose to use them for his wedding party, despite the obvious negatives:
I’d like to chime in with my JAB experience. Last year, my groomsmen and best man needed matching suits. They are, to put it kindly, “careful with money”, or to put it cruelly, “cheap”. We needed a place that was inexpensive and offered the same suit in a variety of sizes (in our case, ranging from “software programmer” to “ex-Marine”). Midtown Manhattan has a JAB and a Men’s Wearhouse across the street from each other.
I second everything the PTO article says, except where staff is concerned. The JAB staff was very nice and backed off until we summoned them. Contrast this to the hyper-aggressive MW staff, and you have a much better shopping experience. The clothes are more Ford Taurus than Ford Mustang, which is to say they serve their purpose but are lacking in style. The cuts are boxy and generic, probably to fit the maximum range of body types. Frankly, I doubt the typical JAB customer notices or cares. Silentist is right in saying that these stores are built for the majority of men (aka, slobs) who think a suit is a suit is a suit and it might as well be cheap/easy.
Don’t give them your email address unless you want to be spammed three times a day with whatever pseudo-sale they have every other hour. I say “pseudo-sale” because, as the PTO article also points out, they inflate the price in order to mark it back down and trick you into thinking it’s a deal. Charles Tyrwhitt does the same perma-sale chicanery. Being a national chain came in handy for us.
One of my groomsmen lives in SF, which also had a JAB location. We emailed him the suit model # we picked in NYC and he got fitted out there, without needing a trip to the East Coast. Two hours before the ceremony, he realizes he packed the wrong suit. Crisis! Luckily there was also a JAB location in the small town I was getting married in. Best man runs to the car and saves the day.
In summary: if you’re the sort of guy who reads style blogs, you’re more Ford Mustang than Ford Taurus. These megastores are not for you.
Hope this helps.
This is a huge reason why JAB and MW gets a lot of business from wedding parties. I was involved in a similar experience last year where those in the wedding were spread out across the nation and needed to all be “fitted” (using the term loosely here) for a rental tuxedo. Also, it’s worth noting that MW is affiliated with David’s Bridal, so they upsell the bridal party into a package deal with the groom’s party — often matching fabric colors. (You can read more about my take on Men’s Warehouse rental tuxedos.)
In the end, I think you’re balancing convenience and cost against sartorial elegance. Having your party buy cheap suits and getting them altered is highly preferable though to having them rent, I’d say.
Just my 2 cents, but I had my groomsmen pick up suits from Lands End and they love them. I think we were able to pick them up on sale for ~160. Probably the same price as a rental and hopefully they’ll get a few more wears out of them.
Not a bad plan at all. Although, I like PTO’s suggestion slightly more of forgoing matching suits.
I've been in the market for a summer suit. Since it was more of a want than a need, I decided to wait toward the second half of the summer to get it, so I could get it on sale. I'm starting to look around to see what's on sale and what are the best options. I've been looking at the J. Crew Aldridge and a few of the Brooks Brothers ones. Any recommendations? The use will be future weddings, general dress for work and other occassions where I want to go further than the typical pants, shirt, tie combination. Thanks
At the price range you’re looking at, I’d go with whatever fits you better (or will fit better with alterations, that is). If it was my money, I’d probably go with the Brooks Brothers options for a few reasons. First, J.Crew’s final sales have no returns, so unless you know their stuff will fit you perfectly (or you’re buying in-store), then I’d be conscious of that. Secondly, all of J.Crew’s final sale suits (and it looks like a lot of their suiting) appears to be fully lined. That’s going to be dreadful in the summer and probably another $35 to have the tailor turn it into something partially lined, which is only partially better for the summer. Finally, I tend to think that J.Crew’s lapels are kinda too slim for my tastes (and, yes, I’m aware that I own several jackets that have slim lapels). Not saying that’s a dealbreaker, but something to keep in mind. If I were buying something where all things are being equal at money spent, I’d just go for moderate sized lapels.
Yes, I’m aware my necktie is undone, but it was so hot today and taking public transit on packed train cars wasn’t exactly inspiring me to keep things together. Oh, and my shirt’s got pit stains — first time that’s happened in years! — and I’d just washed the shirt yesterday. This week is one of futility.
Fit details after the jump:
(ARGH! I have no idea why it won’t save the “jump”/”read more” in the HTML. Dammit, Tumblr.)
Jacket: John W. Nordstrom blue linen
Shirt: Modern Tailor
Pants: Haspel seersucker (part of suit, tapered)
Shoes: Polo RL (thrifted)
Belt: Military surplus web belt
Tie: Neiman Marcus linen
Square: Kent Wang
Watch: Vintage Seiko automatic on vintage new old stock made-in-Italy nylon band
I live in San Francisco. I work at a tech company. Usual uniform: jeans and a button down. I need a jacket to wear for the commute. Not too keen on rocking a blazer. Something lightweight until the fog burns off. Ideas?
Perhaps something similar to a Baracuta G9? If you don’t feel like paying the price for an original, then places like Lands’ End and L.L. Bean Signature have harrington-styled jackets at lower price points in a variety of weights.
Still, I’d suggest an unlined, unconstructed linen blazer.
How about a M65 or a field jacket? Not an actual M65, though I guess you could, but some designer inspired piece.
Can you tell I’m not the best when it comes to thinking about casualwear? Definitely check out military surplus stores. I’ve got a tropical poplin coat that I wear sometimes. Pretty lightweight stuff. You can nab one at Army-Navy Sales.
how about a 3/4 trench, which can also be good for rain? A Barbour Bedale is very versatile, and while I don’t typically associate Barbours with the west coast (it evokes Brit country or east coast prep to me), but that could be its charm.
If you can afford it, then definitely. Maybe a bit heavy for the warmer weather though? I’m not entirely sure. I’ve only tried one on once and that was during the winter. Amazing coat, but was totally out of my price range.
In the world of men's clothing, where does Jos. Banks fit in? I bought a cheap raincoat a few years ago and it was okay. I recently ordered a blazer that was widely mis-sized. I'd be interested in your views.
First, I’ll say that I’ve never personally dealt with Jos. A. Bank, so all I’ve heard is second hand. You could search through Styleforum and see the opinions others have of their suits, which generally tend to be negative. However, a few positive things have been said about their more expensive line — although there’s some consensus that while the quality’s decent at that higher end, you could take that same money and spend it elsewhere on something a bit better.
From what I’ve seen of their cuts, they do seem a bit wider and more boxy than perhaps most people would want — although I’d assume they’re catering toward men who hate shopping and just “need a few suits” at a cheap price.
Granted, you can buy cheap suits and have them altered to fit you and look decent (which I’ve done), but if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, then you can definitely find something at a comparable price but of higher quality if you know your measurements.
My main problem with shopping in men’s stores like JAB and Men’s Warehouse is the sales staff. Often, I think they’re misleading and pushy, which I do not enjoy. Any time my shopping experience starts feeling like a psychological tug-of-war, I tend to walk away or become unpleasant.
Hello Dear Sir,
I really appreciate all the time you take to help us guys with a desire to embrace the sartorial culture.
Unfortunately, I rarely wear a suit. Let's say 4 times a year, and one of those times i need to wear a tux. I am sick of the rentals, and sick of buying cheap suits so i am trying to be prepared for the future.
So i really need a suit for those rare occasions, but to be versatile enough to be elegant for a wedding and also to wear it to a business meeting in the future. I've narrow it down to the Land's End Year Rounder Suitcoat. Plain Front Trousers? Navy for my first suit is fine right? BB Slim Shirt + Silk Grenadine Ties.
Also, for better or for worse, when i didn't have a clue about the way i wanted to dress myself i blew my money on a pair of black Ferragamo loafers. Is it a crime to wear these with the above suit, to let's say a wedding? Or what-are-you-thinking-about-buy some-god-damned-captoe-shoes.
Thank you for your time sir, and i really enjoy the WIWT series.
Have a nice week.
Thanks, taking the time is something I enjoy doing and others have definitely taken their time to answer my questions in regards to stuff sartorial. So, I’m happy to help if I can.
I’m going to break this down into a few parts. First, in regards to having to wear a tuxedo at least once a year, I’m going to recommend you buy one. For about the price of 1-2 rentals, you could’ve bought a full tuxedo, gotten it altered to fit properly, look better and gotten a shirt that also fits nicely.
I wrote about the tuxedo I bought last year and have a guide to buying a tuxedo (dinner suit) on eBay. Read over it and consider investing in a solid piece of formal wear. Occasionally, I’ll post links to tuxedos/dinner suits I find on eBay here as well. The one thing I didn’t touch on and would probably go back and do differently is use an online made-to-measure shirt service to make me a perfect-fitting tuxedo shirt. If you have a MTM service you trust and a good shirt to model your measurements off of, then I’d go that route. It’d probably be about the same price and fit better.
I’m going to tackle the shoe question next. It’s probably not going to look great with a suit. Passable? Maybe. Generally, I’d say loafers are too casual to be worn with a suit and you need some sort of laced-up shoe.
That said, I’m in the camp of suggestion you find a pair of plain, black captoes. They’ll be wearable with your tuxedo and suit at the same time. Not sure what your budget is right now, but Nordstrom has the Allen Edmonds Park Avenues on sale right now for $200. That’s about 38% off retail price. You could also try your luck on eBay to snipe a pair. Speaking of Ferragamo, I actually found my black captoes from them for $50.
And that brings us back to the suit. I’m a fan and wear several Lands’ End suits. The fact you can choose your jackets and trousers (yes, go plain front) separately is a good thing. Navy will work just fine for a color, although I think the dark charcoal is also perfectly fine.
I will say that you’ll definitely want to have your suit altered, unless you luck out with it fitting perfectly. The trousers will probably need to be tapered and taken in at the seat, too.
If you’re set on buying from Lands’ End though, then I would hold off for a bit. Subscribe to their email list and wait for the inevitable 25-30% off all items sales they seem to have every month. If you don’t think you can wait too terribly long, then sign up and wait for a discount code that’ll probably knock at least $50 off your order with free shipping.
In regards to the shirt, I’d go with Brooks Brothers ESF shirts, too. If you only really need one shirt, the only get one. However, if you feel you could use an oxford and another shirt, then go for the 3 for $200 deal. I love their OCBDs.
For a silk grenadine tie, I think Derek’s necktie series at Put This On did a great job with suggestions, but to add my two cents, the Kent Wang grenadine is phenomenal. I just received it today as a birthday gift from my brother and it knots amazingly and looks just great.
Hello. I really appreciate your thoughts on clothes and style. Well done.
I wanted to know how you like the Haspel; cut, sizing (small or large), etc. I've seen them on Sierra Trading post and always wondered.
Thanks, I’m glad you’re finding this useful.
In regards to Haspel, I think they’re OK. That jacket is a 38L and pretty much nailed it for me off the rack. As I said, I’ve had no alterations done to it, so it’s worked out. I did have the trousers tapered for a slimmer fit and taken in at the seat.
In regards to their cut, I’d say it’s moderately slimmer than other department store brands in the same quality range. Definitely slimmer than the Lands’ End tailored-fit suiting.
I’ve owned it now for about a year (so, I’ve gotten maybe 1.5 summers’ use from it) and not regretted the price I paid for it on sale.
Believe it or not, but I’ve not had this jacket altered at all. I kept thinking maybe it could use a bit of waist suppression, but then I think, “Eh, it’s seersucker. Let it flow. Let it be a bit more wide.” As you can guess, it’s part of a suit (whose pants I’ve since tapered), but I never get an opportunity to wear the entire ensemble. Certainly, wearing suits to work is a go, and maybe wearing seersucker is a bit odd for the office normally, but I feel it has to be split up.
Also, no white bucks. Mainly, I thought it was going to rain today and didn’t want to get them dirty, so I went with the dirty bucks. Ended up not being a problem, but no sense in taking a risk with those. I don’t mind dirt, but I do mind muddy water.
As for the yellow paisley pocket square choice? Well, let’s just say I chose the watch first and it was quicker for me to grab that square than change out the strap or pick a watch that needed to be wound up.
I have two wool suits: one grey and one navy. I am now looking for a third. What do you think about navy pinstripe suits?
It’s kind of tough to answer this without knowing more about your job, where you intend to wear them, your local seasonal weather, etc.
Since we get all four seasons here in Chicago, I try to have a set of the staples in mid-weight wools (navy and grey) and from there I look to have cold-weather and warm-weather suiting.
Since fall and winter is coming up, now might be the time to look for some deals on eBay for suits in tweed, donegal wool or heavy flannel. Or if you’re lucky enough to have those covered (or not need them), look for some summer options like tropical wool, linen and seersucker.
But lets say you don’t need seasonal suits and are just looking to have something in your rotation for wearing to work in an environment that’s temperature controlled.
Pinstripes could work, but I’d really only suggest it if you’re in business/finance, which is what most traditionalists might say. I’m a fan of the glen-plaid (Prince of Wales) check pattern for a suit, which can be your standard grey/black, but also incorporate other colors.
You could also move into different shades of grey. If you don’t have a dark charcoal suit yet, that’d be a solid choice. Or go really light grey, too. Another option if you prefer blue would be “air force” blue, which I think is a neat, youthful color.
Anyone else have opinions? Add them to the “reply” section and I’ll tack them on the bottom here.
If your calves are so tight that they cause tendinitis of the toe extensors, the answer is to stretch them not to add a heal lift. This will only cause further shortening.
Hmm. I did do some stretching during the pain, but not before wearing the shoes at all. I’ll give this a shot and try rewearing the boat shoes before giving up on them altogether. This is against my doctor’s orders though.
I had a similar problem with my loafers where I would get terrible pain near the balls of my feet. Since then, I’ve been using gel insoles in most of my shoes. They’re cheap and make a huge difference.
Boat shoes, foot pain and a farewell to two pairs of summer shoes
These are my Sperry Topsiders. I’ve had them more than a year now and wore them nearly nonstop last summer. I soaked them in the Atlantic on the coast of the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands. The heels have worn down. The leather laces are deformed from being knotted in the same place over and over.
These are the most comfortable shoes I own — and the most painful shoes I’ve ever worn.
Two Fridays ago it was my birthday. For lunch, I decided to wander around downtown Chicago, go a bit out of my way to try something different for lunch and take in the summer weather. I walked a whole lot more than I usually do in a day.
Later, after work, I was joined by a few friends, who were kind enough to barcrawl along Chicago’s underground (and sometimes aboveground) pedway system. More walking across the city’s concrete. Eventually, we ended the night north of the river at P.J. Clarke’s, where I had an absolutely delicious open-faced meatloaf sandwich.
Getting home, I kicked off my shoes and crashed. The next morning, a bit starved despite the meatloaf, I went to put on my pair of shoes to get some Mexican food and grimaced.
A sharp pain shot through my right foot’s large toe, traveled along the top of my foot back toward my ankle and lit up what felt like every tendon and nerve along the way. No heel pain, but every time I put weight on my foot to walk a step, some really intense fire on the top of my foot lit up.
It went a few more days like this, with me trying to walk through the pain. I found that my bucks managed to make walking less painful, but not painless. I began to think more about what exactly happened to my foot. Nothing was swollen or bruised, nor did anything appear to be broken (after all, I didn’t remember kicking the curb or doing anything high impact).
After some thinking, I thought, “Maybe it’s the boat shoes?” It initially seemed that such comfortable shoes could cause me so much pain, but then I recalled a few prior instances where I’d worn them and at the end of the day felt a slight pain in my big toe when I bent it a certain way. I hadn’t thought to link the shoes to the pain until now. I also realized that my Clark’s desert boots were giving me similar problems, too.
Finally, on Tuesday I decided to see a doctor. While I tend to be the person who wants to “work through the pain”, I didn’t want to make things worse in my foot if something really was wrong. After detailing my story and thoughts, my doctor said that while it could be a stress fracture, it was more likely to be a case of tendonitis. I was told to stop wearing my boat shoes and give it a week of avoiding high-impact exercise. Easy enough.
It’s been a week and the pain is gone now. But I’m ditching both my boat shoes and desert boots. Neither really provide good support along the arch of my foot. Additionally, some googling brought me across this (added emphasis mine):
Another common area of pain occurs near the middle of the top of the foot, generally a bit to the outside of the foot. In this area of the foot the tendons that go to the toes can become inflamed. This is called extensor tendonitis. One cause of this condition is excessive tightness of the calf muscle. When the calf muscle is tight it places excessive stress on the tendons on the top of the foot that pull the foot upward and against the tightness of the calf muscles. Wearing a shoe with a one-inch heel will help to take the stress off of the tendons on the top of the foot.
My boat shoes are pretty flat and don’t have much of a heel on them. A few people have suggested I find sole inserts, but I’m not completely sure which would work best and don’t want to spend time and money trying to find something that works. Plus, I did buy one 3/4-length insert, but it kept sliding around in my shoe, especially when I tried to go sockless.
So, I’m (sadly) off of boat shoes and desert boots for the moment until I can find some alternatives that have decent support that won’t kill my feet (if you have a suggestion, let me know). The summer shoe arsenal has been reduced to suede loafers and bucks.
As for the shoes themselves? I’m giving them to my brother, who happens to be the same size as me, but with the warning of how they could hurt his foot, too. Hopefully, he’ll have better luck than I will.
I'm interning at a senators office this fall three days a week. Any advice on some wardrobe basics I should look into? Right now, the only piece of formal clothing in my closet is an ill-fitting brass buttoned navy blazer that I've owned since I was 15. Also, any advice in general for a college student hoping to make the best of this experience? Thanks!
Congrats on your internship! I answered a somewhat similar question to this before. You can read that here, so I won’t rehash everything there.
Not sure what your budget is, but I’d say get at least one suit and one blazer, a few dress shirts, a few ties, some grey trousers and maybe a v-neck sweater or sweater vest (cashmere or wool, depending on your budget) for when you want to dress down a bit or layer up, two good pairs of shoes with matching belts.
I’m not sure if you’re working in a district office or on the Hill, but if it’s in a district office you might be able to just get away with one well-fitting navy blazer instead of the suit. Although, I’d argue that having a suit on hand is never a bad thing and an essential for every guy’s wardrobe.
If you’re on the ramen-noodle budget and looking for specific brands to buy new at retail, then I’d recommend the following:
Suit: Lands’ End tailored fit suit separates (sign up for their email list, wait for 30% off entire purchase coupon code, happens every few weeks)
Blazer: Lands’ End Canvas or LLBean Signature have a lot of options. If you want something more classic though, I suggest hitting up a thrift store or eBay. Both have an infinite supply of navy blazers. Just find one that’ll fit in the shoulders and length and have it tailored to your arms and chest. That’s what I did.
Shirts: I’d recommend Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit shirts. A bit more pricey for off-the-rack, but the fit is good and they go to exact neck/sleeve sizes. I haven’t really found others that match the fit/price.
Shoes: Allen Edmonds right now is down to $200 at Nordstrom, but you could probably find a few used options for much less on eBay.
Ties: The Tie Bar at the lowest end has a good selection for the price. Quality’s on par with any other “made in China” neckwear. If there’s a Nordstrom Rack near you, hit them up. Lots of their neckwear is pretty meh, but if you can find their Nordstrom 1901 line, they usually sell for $10 and are made in the USA. For silk knits, I’d suggest Lands’ End.
The good news is that you’ve got a few months to plan ahead and start scouring for deals on eBay and StyleForum’s Buy & Sell classifieds. If you don’t know your measurements yet, get that done (plenty of resources online to help you out). You could potentially score some better quality stuff at lower prices. Time’s somewhat on your side.
As far as general advice, I would recommend just working hard, don’t blog/Facebook/Twitter about work and give and ask for as many business cards as you can (and always have yours with you — I store a few in every jacket I own so I always have one).
Oh, and while the job is inherently political and perhaps partisan, just keep an open mind to those on the other side of things. I work for Republicans, but I maintain friendships with people on both sides of the divide. I try to find open-minded people, because they’re much more interesting to be around and you’ll learn more.
My problem with re-blog culture isn't the lack of originality as much as it is the fact that so much of what's on Tumblr is far out of my reach (both financially and because of the simple fact that I'm still mastering the basics). What I was trying to convey is that it's difficult to strike a balance between accessible, practical advice and the aspirational stuff that got many of us into menswear in the first place. This whole conversation is faintly ridiculous, but you do this for free, so I thought I'd give you some props for marrying those two elements.
I get what you’re saying and I know what you mean about stuff that’s “far out of reach”. I think I find myself in that position and try to write from that perspective a bit. When I see shoes that cost more than I pay each month for rent, it’s simultaneously awesome and frustrating.
Per your recommendation, I grabbed a pair of those Cerbero tassel loafers and couldn't be happier with my purchase. I think your blog really hits the sweet spot between aspirational and practical advice, and I wish more people followed your lead instead of re-blogging other people's photos or whatever.
Thanks for the kind words. Glad the loafers worked out for you.
As for more people doing original content versus reblogging stuff constantly, I don’t disagree, but I also think people use their Tumblr blogs in different ways. Some use it to put out their original stuff, others use it to document their own style journey, and then you have people who use it as a reference board for themselves to go back to for styling inspiration. I think there’s enough blogs out there filling enough niches that everyone can find something to follow.
Tumblr blogs tend to fill the “entertainment” side of the equation moreso than the “information” side, which I think the platform encourages and promotes (and I think the demographic data behind Tumblr’s users will support this). But with that lowered barrier to entry, you encourage a lot more people who might’ve avoided blogging otherwise to perhaps start up something and keep it going.
I remember making websites in HTML code on GeoCities (Area51 webrings represent!) and you had to be a real nerd to actually find a place online to call your own. Now you just type a few things and click a few buttons. I think this has led to the rise of a more casual, passive blogging atmosphere than in the early days of blogging.
I think five years ago most people would never even have considered “starting a website” of any sort. But you had blogging growing alongside social media and now the two have converged alongside smartphone apps and mobile content generation. So, the result’s going to be very “non-traditional” from what we saw just a handful of years ago.
I guess that’s a long way of saying that this is all great, but we need better filters and self-editing in where we put our time and attention.
Saks’ consolidation sale begins Thursday, July 14th. Saks Fifth Avenue holds this sale twice a year and twice a year, they take my money (well actually they take my money with a slightly higher level of frequency). The gist of the sale is that unsold stock from every Saks location is consolidated in a handful of major market branches. This year’s participating stores are:
Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Boca Raton, Boston, Chevy Chase, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, New Orleans, South Coast Plaza & Troy.
Both tailored clothing and streetwear are featured. You can expect savings in the 70% range.
How hot was it today? Hot enough that I decided to forgo the necktie before I even stepped out of the apartment. Add that to a sudden morning rainstorm and the humidity is something nasty. The solution: dress “cool” with the lightest fabrics I own at the moment — mostly linen and cotton. Still, next summer I’m doubling down and buying five linen shirts. This cotton-only shirting I’ve got going on isn’t cutting it.