thread & salt

style. food. cocktails. nyc.

budget balance.

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.

that kid looks like me in the bokeh.

wait for the walk signal.
cabs will hit you.

that kid looks like me in the bokeh.


wait for the walk signal.

cabs will hit you.

(Source: superdanger-us)

part 3 of the dockers series with jace, and my favorite result. 

i had my eyes on these Copen Blue Alpha Khakis for awhile. this color was pretty peculiar to me and well, i dig peculiar. 

I really tried to have fun with these - a pair of my favorite socks, a quick knit tie and a bunch of casual - it was an outfit i was really comfortable in. and those are always the best kinds.

the Alpha Khaki has a great fit and a comfortable taper - i dont advise everyone to jump to spandex pants (like i occasionally wear) but for those of you trying to take steps in a more ‘fitted’ look, I couldn’t recommend the Alpha Khaki any more. Slim in the thigh, room in the calf w/ a nice leg hole taper - a universally accepted & generally complimentary fit.

blazer via landsend kids (tailored)
shirt via club monaco
tie via thetiebar
pants via dockers alpha khaki
socks via happysocks
shoes via florsheim 

photos by grant heinlein

its worth the wait.