putthison:

It (Will Be) On Sale: Viberg Boots

The second half of Viberg’s online sample sale is going up this Monday at 12 noon, Pacific Standard Time. If you’re interested in anything, it’s probably a good idea to acquaint yourself with the company’s lasts and sizing now, so that you can get what you want before things disappear. The better deals typically don’t last longer than a few minutes on their site. You can learn more about Viberg’s sizing at StyleForum (just use the “search this thread” feature). 

For what it’s worth, in their 2030 last, which is what most of their flagship service boots are built on, I find that I have to size down a full size (so if you normally take a 9D, I’d recommend an 8D). Many people on StyleForum, however, recommend only going down half a size (so 8.5D). 

thisfits:

It’s been a hot long weekend here in Northern California, with daytime highs skirting just south of the 100°F mark. I figured this is as good a time as any to drop a quick endorsement of my coolest dress socks (terrible pun totally intended)—these navy over-the-calf socks from Dapper Classics.
I picked up a pair two years ago after a recommendation from Derek, and they’re absolutely my favorite pair of OTC socks—if not my favorite pair of socks, period. The thin fabric and open weave wear very cool, and they’ve held up well under multiple washes. Also, unlike any of my other OTC socks on my giant calves, they don’t have a tendency to snag my trousers.
I wore them under my navy cotton-linen suit in 99° heat yesterday, and I was ridiculously comfortable in spite of the conditions, never feeling overheated or even breaking a sweat.
As it happens, Dapper Classics is running a rare 25% off sale today only; use promo code MAY for the discount. They have a wide assortment of colors and patterns, but I recommend just sticking to navy, either solid or with a discreet pattern. I’m inclined to agree with Derek that wacky “fun” socks are uncivilized, and generally live by the Liverano rule—“there is only one colour of sock—Navy”. 
thisfits:

It’s been a hot long weekend here in Northern California, with daytime highs skirting just south of the 100°F mark. I figured this is as good a time as any to drop a quick endorsement of my coolest dress socks (terrible pun totally intended)—these navy over-the-calf socks from Dapper Classics.
I picked up a pair two years ago after a recommendation from Derek, and they’re absolutely my favorite pair of OTC socks—if not my favorite pair of socks, period. The thin fabric and open weave wear very cool, and they’ve held up well under multiple washes. Also, unlike any of my other OTC socks on my giant calves, they don’t have a tendency to snag my trousers.
I wore them under my navy cotton-linen suit in 99° heat yesterday, and I was ridiculously comfortable in spite of the conditions, never feeling overheated or even breaking a sweat.
As it happens, Dapper Classics is running a rare 25% off sale today only; use promo code MAY for the discount. They have a wide assortment of colors and patterns, but I recommend just sticking to navy, either solid or with a discreet pattern. I’m inclined to agree with Derek that wacky “fun” socks are uncivilized, and generally live by the Liverano rule—“there is only one colour of sock—Navy”. 
thisfits:

It’s been a hot long weekend here in Northern California, with daytime highs skirting just south of the 100°F mark. I figured this is as good a time as any to drop a quick endorsement of my coolest dress socks (terrible pun totally intended)—these navy over-the-calf socks from Dapper Classics.
I picked up a pair two years ago after a recommendation from Derek, and they’re absolutely my favorite pair of OTC socks—if not my favorite pair of socks, period. The thin fabric and open weave wear very cool, and they’ve held up well under multiple washes. Also, unlike any of my other OTC socks on my giant calves, they don’t have a tendency to snag my trousers.
I wore them under my navy cotton-linen suit in 99° heat yesterday, and I was ridiculously comfortable in spite of the conditions, never feeling overheated or even breaking a sweat.
As it happens, Dapper Classics is running a rare 25% off sale today only; use promo code MAY for the discount. They have a wide assortment of colors and patterns, but I recommend just sticking to navy, either solid or with a discreet pattern. I’m inclined to agree with Derek that wacky “fun” socks are uncivilized, and generally live by the Liverano rule—“there is only one colour of sock—Navy”. 

thisfits:

It’s been a hot long weekend here in Northern California, with daytime highs skirting just south of the 100°F mark. I figured this is as good a time as any to drop a quick endorsement of my coolest dress socks (terrible pun totally intended)—these navy over-the-calf socks from Dapper Classics.

I picked up a pair two years ago after a recommendation from Derek, and they’re absolutely my favorite pair of OTC socks—if not my favorite pair of socks, period. The thin fabric and open weave wear very cool, and they’ve held up well under multiple washes. Also, unlike any of my other OTC socks on my giant calves, they don’t have a tendency to snag my trousers.

I wore them under my navy cotton-linen suit in 99° heat yesterday, and I was ridiculously comfortable in spite of the conditions, never feeling overheated or even breaking a sweat.

As it happens, Dapper Classics is running a rare 25% off sale today only; use promo code MAY for the discount. They have a wide assortment of colors and patterns, but I recommend just sticking to navy, either solid or with a discreet pattern. I’m inclined to agree with Derek that wacky “fun” socks are uncivilized, and generally live by the Liverano rule—“there is only one colour of sock—Navy”. 

brokeandbespoke:

Madras and End-on-End for Spring
I went thrifting for the first time in awhile the other day. This guy makes me feel like thrifting is no longer worth it around here (to you, Ian, I tip my cap…), and I just haven’t found the time or the energy to get behind it with the same verve as I used to.
I think this is both because I’ve become a much more discerning thrifter, and I rarely buy to flip any more. Things I would have bought no questions asked a couple of years ago, I now leave for someone else to add to their wardrobe, or to sell on ebay. Now that I have a steady job and too many clothes, I figure I ought to pay it forward as often as possible. But, as I’ve got a week off from work right now, one of the first things I did was check out a couple of thrifts that I haven’t been to in awhile. Old habits die hard, and so on.
Don’t get me wrong, this was no big score. But I did pick up a couple of things that I think will be great for the warmer weather. The first is this USA-made BB green end-on-end button down. I love wearing lightweight end-on-ends when the weather gets a little hot, and I can see myself in this one a lot over the next few months with the sleeves rolled up, paired with some jeans and sneakers. Maybe I’ll tuck it in, and wear it with no tie, an unstructured sport coat, and some suede loafers or chukkas. It was $9. There were a bunch of other BB shirts from the same donor I think, and I now regret leaving behind a whimsical patchwork OCBD. Oh well…
The next item is a great older madras tie from Lands’ End. Not only are the saturated colors and pattern stunning, but I love the imperfections in the weave itself like the blue spot you can see in the above picture. I think I’ll definitely be wearing this one as the temperatures rise here in the next month or so. The best part of this was that the store was having a 60% off all men’s clothing and accessories sale, so the tie cost me $1.14. brokeandbespoke:

Madras and End-on-End for Spring
I went thrifting for the first time in awhile the other day. This guy makes me feel like thrifting is no longer worth it around here (to you, Ian, I tip my cap…), and I just haven’t found the time or the energy to get behind it with the same verve as I used to.
I think this is both because I’ve become a much more discerning thrifter, and I rarely buy to flip any more. Things I would have bought no questions asked a couple of years ago, I now leave for someone else to add to their wardrobe, or to sell on ebay. Now that I have a steady job and too many clothes, I figure I ought to pay it forward as often as possible. But, as I’ve got a week off from work right now, one of the first things I did was check out a couple of thrifts that I haven’t been to in awhile. Old habits die hard, and so on.
Don’t get me wrong, this was no big score. But I did pick up a couple of things that I think will be great for the warmer weather. The first is this USA-made BB green end-on-end button down. I love wearing lightweight end-on-ends when the weather gets a little hot, and I can see myself in this one a lot over the next few months with the sleeves rolled up, paired with some jeans and sneakers. Maybe I’ll tuck it in, and wear it with no tie, an unstructured sport coat, and some suede loafers or chukkas. It was $9. There were a bunch of other BB shirts from the same donor I think, and I now regret leaving behind a whimsical patchwork OCBD. Oh well…
The next item is a great older madras tie from Lands’ End. Not only are the saturated colors and pattern stunning, but I love the imperfections in the weave itself like the blue spot you can see in the above picture. I think I’ll definitely be wearing this one as the temperatures rise here in the next month or so. The best part of this was that the store was having a 60% off all men’s clothing and accessories sale, so the tie cost me $1.14. brokeandbespoke:

Madras and End-on-End for Spring
I went thrifting for the first time in awhile the other day. This guy makes me feel like thrifting is no longer worth it around here (to you, Ian, I tip my cap…), and I just haven’t found the time or the energy to get behind it with the same verve as I used to.
I think this is both because I’ve become a much more discerning thrifter, and I rarely buy to flip any more. Things I would have bought no questions asked a couple of years ago, I now leave for someone else to add to their wardrobe, or to sell on ebay. Now that I have a steady job and too many clothes, I figure I ought to pay it forward as often as possible. But, as I’ve got a week off from work right now, one of the first things I did was check out a couple of thrifts that I haven’t been to in awhile. Old habits die hard, and so on.
Don’t get me wrong, this was no big score. But I did pick up a couple of things that I think will be great for the warmer weather. The first is this USA-made BB green end-on-end button down. I love wearing lightweight end-on-ends when the weather gets a little hot, and I can see myself in this one a lot over the next few months with the sleeves rolled up, paired with some jeans and sneakers. Maybe I’ll tuck it in, and wear it with no tie, an unstructured sport coat, and some suede loafers or chukkas. It was $9. There were a bunch of other BB shirts from the same donor I think, and I now regret leaving behind a whimsical patchwork OCBD. Oh well…
The next item is a great older madras tie from Lands’ End. Not only are the saturated colors and pattern stunning, but I love the imperfections in the weave itself like the blue spot you can see in the above picture. I think I’ll definitely be wearing this one as the temperatures rise here in the next month or so. The best part of this was that the store was having a 60% off all men’s clothing and accessories sale, so the tie cost me $1.14.

brokeandbespoke:

Madras and End-on-End for Spring

I went thrifting for the first time in awhile the other day. This guy makes me feel like thrifting is no longer worth it around here (to you, Ian, I tip my cap…), and I just haven’t found the time or the energy to get behind it with the same verve as I used to.

I think this is both because I’ve become a much more discerning thrifter, and I rarely buy to flip any more. Things I would have bought no questions asked a couple of years ago, I now leave for someone else to add to their wardrobe, or to sell on ebay. Now that I have a steady job and too many clothes, I figure I ought to pay it forward as often as possible. But, as I’ve got a week off from work right now, one of the first things I did was check out a couple of thrifts that I haven’t been to in awhile. Old habits die hard, and so on.

Don’t get me wrong, this was no big score. But I did pick up a couple of things that I think will be great for the warmer weather. The first is this USA-made BB green end-on-end button down. I love wearing lightweight end-on-ends when the weather gets a little hot, and I can see myself in this one a lot over the next few months with the sleeves rolled up, paired with some jeans and sneakers. Maybe I’ll tuck it in, and wear it with no tie, an unstructured sport coat, and some suede loafers or chukkas. It was $9. There were a bunch of other BB shirts from the same donor I think, and I now regret leaving behind a whimsical patchwork OCBD. Oh well…

The next item is a great older madras tie from Lands’ End. Not only are the saturated colors and pattern stunning, but I love the imperfections in the weave itself like the blue spot you can see in the above picture. I think I’ll definitely be wearing this one as the temperatures rise here in the next month or so. The best part of this was that the store was having a 60% off all men’s clothing and accessories sale, so the tie cost me $1.14.