fuck it, falls here.
so, every once in awhile, every once in awhile, i buy things i probably shouldn’t. like this jacket, or three extra drinks. i call it an ‘investment’ but i know what it really was, a splurge. an “i’m truthfully so horribly sick of summer i’m making mistakes financially” type splurge. it’ll last years, and it looks awesome but it was risky and borderline regrettable,
live purchase and learn.
jacket via levi’s made and crafted
shirt via j.crew
denim via rogue territory
boots via wolverine
try to be smart, live happy & eat right but realize life is as much about physical happiness as it is mental.
Sharpen up your look this fall with our new pocket squares,
Polkadots, Plaids and Ginghams will add that individual touch to jackets, blazers or denim.
Keep it simple, but detailed.
i do apologize for my lack of content recently, but i’ve been pretty busy. check out this pocket square collage i created for Ernest Alexander & follow me on instagram: threadsalt (or don’t)
i’m sick of summer, so i’m dressing like it’s spring.
recently had the guys over at self edge fix up these Rogue Territory RK ISC, a couple small holes all patched up and now they’re good to go. it’s pretty amazing to have watched these pants fade and age over time. the indigo canvas creased and faded incredibly (shortly after purchased) and that, in my opinion, justifies price, further establishes quality and cements high quality pants in my wardrobe.
shirts via club monaco
watch strap via cheapest nato straps
pants via rogue territory
shoes via alden
beer via stella artois
i did not drink the beer in the picture, i drank the other five.
starting to layer for fall.
was pretty excited when i found this military hunting vest at a Save Khaki sample sale a few weeks ago. the fit is great & its truly a one of a kind piece at an pocket pleasing price ($5). i imagine it was some sort of inspiration piece but regardless, it’s awesome. surely going to become one of my key layering pieces this fall.
vest via military? hunting? (if anyone has details, please let me know)
shirt via wharf
denim via rogue territtory
shoes via florsheim
take your fortune cookies seriously.
befriend a tailor.
I’ve had these club monaco chinos for a few years, but the vast majority of them they’ve been in the “get tailored” milk crate. i eventually got they completely reworked (tapered & hemmed) by an awesome tailor in rhode island, and they have become one of my go-to summer pants.
lightweight, solid construction and simple color, another winner by club monaco.
scarf via levis
shirt via j.crew outlet
pants via club monaco
shoes via alden
highfive someone today. or tomorrow.
don’t dress yourself with pricetags, its okay to mix and match. investment pieces with economically responsible tweaks & details. it’s about finding the right balance. we’d all love to have closets full of quality and shoeboxes full of cash but
we’re i’m not there (yet). building a wardrobe is about spending smart and having realistic expectations for our clothes.
blazer via landsend kids (tailored in length) : $65 total
pocket square via joann’s fabric : $6 (pack of 3 fabrics)
shirt via epaulet : $150
belt via billy kirk : $35 (discount/sale etc)
denim via baldwin : $232
bag via army navy : $16 (DIY bleach experiment)
loafers via to boot new york : $150 (discout/sale etc)
play to your strengths, pay attention to sales but realize quality when you see it. try to stay balanced.
pineapple jacket & banana pants - the fruit suit.
work has been insane lately and i find myself wearing all-black-everything all week. so, i fuse 5 days of borderline outlandish clothing into my day off. project nyc happened to be on that day. where sandbox studio had an awesome pop-up studio that made me look much prettier than i am.
1960s military jacket w/ pineapple canvas collar lining.
j.crew t shirt
j.crew outlet pant w/ yellow dye job
uniforms drive me crazy.
dressing from the shoes up: part II
party up top, business down low.
theres a certain appeal to the jeans & t shirt look. its easy, its comfortable and its - well it’s easy and comfortable. the simplicity and casual vibe of this look leave a surprising amount of room for anything and everything else.
when you cross a guy whose taking this route (assuming it all fits), theres not much hesitation. your eyes don’t spend time inspecting the seams of the t shirt or edge of the denim. but this look caters to the accessories - in my case some nice new shoes & a denim wrist tie.
this is my second pair of Florsheim Veblens and i know they can really take a beating, so i’m wasting no time this summer doing just that. i opted for a slightly different color this time around because i’ve been wanting to try out the versatility of gray shoes.
stay on the look out for a great opportunity from florsheim x me
t shirt via j.crew outlet
t shirt via j.crew
denim via baldwin
shoes via florsheim
don’t over complicated, don’t over analyze, don’t over utilize.
dressing from the shoes up: part 1
i don’t normally try the blazer & shorts thing, in fact i don’t often do the shorts thing at all (though you could never tell with legs so ‘jersey bronzed’), but i wanted to stretch myself after i received these unique Florsheims.
I had been a little on the fence about the noticeable metal buckle but a few seconds after pulling them from the box i knew they’d become one of my favorite pairs. just after the break in process. that came a bit quicker than expected because the process was about 35 seconds. soft suede on the upper and a really nice padded foot with light weight rubber sole. a sleek sharp & comfortable warm weather and transitional loafer.
stay on the look out for a great opportunity via florsheim x me.
blazer via club monaco
shirt via ernest alexander
shorts via club monaco
shoes via florsheim (this shoe, on sale NOW!)
slow down, where the fire? breathe (unless there is a fire, then run.)