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    Remnants of Florida’s Early Years: Behind the Walls of a Sports Bar

    (@mikel, I thought AAAC members would enjoy this cool historic find, but wasn't sure where to put it as I couldn't find anything similar. Please feel free to move it if there is a better place for it - thank you, FF) PICTURE THE FRESH, CLEAN WALLS of a modern interior space. It’s hard to...
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    Present Day "Trad" Clothing Ads

    The below pic is from a J.Crew email I received today. While J.Crew has, for many years now, carried all the items in the pic, normally, its ads take a more-modern slant on the classic looks. To be sure, we can criticize this or that (the missing collar roll of the OCBD, for example), but it is...
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    J.Press / Ivy / Sinatra

    I really wanted to tuck this post into an existing thread, but couldn't find one close enough in theme. If you haven't yet discovered J.Press' blog, this week's entry is a good start. Basically, Richard Press, the former owner and now employee / spokesperson for the present-day Japanese-owned...
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    J.Press NYC Store Visit

    I had a great visit to the J.Press store on 44th street yesterday. The store, while smaller, is more attractive than the Press store that closed in NYC a few years back, but, of course, doesn't equal the incredible original NYC location, but those days have long past. The selection is pretty...
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    Outdated Tip No. 2: You can’t dress too nicely for an interview.

    From the MarketWatch article: The outdated career advice boomer parents are giving their kids https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-outdated-career-advice-boomer-parents-are-giving-their-kids-2019-09-12?mod=newsviewer_click FYI, the only clothing-related post is the 2nd tip. I thought it was...
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    What are You Watching / Enjoying on TV?

    I searched but only found really old threads on this topic, but if there is a current thread going - I apologize and ask the moderators to please cancel this thread and just drop my post in the one that's already going. Assuming there isn't another thread going on this, here's our inaugural...
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    Red Wing, Iconic U.S. Shoe Maker, Labors Mightily to Bring Production Home

    There's an interesting article on Red Wing's effort to manufacture boots in the US in today's WSJ. It is a subscription site, but if you have access, it's a good read: https://www.wsj.com/articles/red-wing-iconic-u-s-shoe-maker-labors-mightily-to-bring-production-home-11562942199?mod=hp_lead_pos8
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    James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Is Up for Auction

    One of the reasons I love living in NYC is that cool stuff comes to you like James Freakin' Bond's original Aston Martin on display just five blocks from my apartment at Sotheby's. Sotheby's notes and awesome pics...
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    J.Press, Trad and the Color Black

    Richard Press pens regular pieces for the J.Press website. Most are good, but today's struck me as very Trad interesting: https://jpressonline.com/blogs/news/the-forbidden-color-of-trad?utm_campaign=TTN: Navy is the New Trad...
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    February Acquisitions

    From the Quoddy January sale 1x Kennebec Chukka - VibramRuggedSoleWhiteSheepskin Upper : Horween® Chromexcel / Brown #19 Print Sole Type : Vibram Rugged Sole Sole Color : Vibram Rugged Sole / RedBrick Thread : Natural Hardware : Antique Brass Lace : Rawhide / Chestnut Lining : White Sheepskin...
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    Cool '50s Illustrations from Ivy's Heyday

    I stumbled across this illustration - a Coke ad from 1957 - and thought it would be neat to attempt to get a thread going on illustrations of Ivy clothes (kinda like what Flanderian is doing with Vintage Esquire illustrations over on the other side of the house). And, if not, this one with its...
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    November Purchases

    From J.Crew's site: Unisex 1988 cotton rollneck™ sweater Back from the archives, our iconic rollneck sweater is as sharp today as it was decades ago when we first introduced it. Crafted in a heavyweight cotton that will keep you warm without overheating, it's a sweater you'll love for years to...
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    October Purchases

    Bought in September, but delivery and tailoring delayed debut: Description from J.Crew Site: Ludlow blazer in herringbone English tweed PRODUCT DETAILS This version of the Ludlow blazer (first launched in 2008) is made of herringbone wool woven by England's Abraham Moon (considered one of the...
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    Esquire Article: HOW JAPAN TURNED A MYTHICAL VERSION OF AMERICA INTO A WORLD-RENOWNED STYLE

    https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/a22804481/japan-tokyo-ame-tra-american-traditionalist-style-fashion/ Engaging article on how "American Trad" initially was "imported" into Japan as a copy of early '60s American Ivy, but has now become a style all to itself with clear Ivy roots, but...
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    The New Intimidation-Free Way to Get a Custom Suit

    Just caught this story from the WSJ from back in August: The New Intimidation-Free Way to Get a Custom Suit By Jacob Gallagher Aug. 9, 2018 1:53 p.m. ET A new guard of millennial tailors is reinventing the fusty art of bespoke menswear, and removing the intimidation factor WHO BUYS custom...
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    September Purchases

    Cotton-cashmere zip cardigan from J.Press On sale for $88, it's really nice value / at full price for $295, it's crazy expensive Has a nice weave - tight - and while a bit fitted, isn't skinny The "new" unlined collar and cuffs OCBD from Kamakura My comments on it here...
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    "Try For Elegance" The Author and Protagonist are BB salesmen

    Based on this post from the Ivy Style site: http://www.ivy-style.com/bohemian-in-a-brooks-brothers-suit.html I bought a copy of the book "Try For Elegance" by David Loovis. Come on - a 1959 novel written by a salesman at Brooks Brothers about a salesman at BB in the late '50s (Ivy's heyday) -...
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    Half a Day without AAAC - What Did You Do?

    What did I do with a half day of no AAAC? I worked a bit more, but enjoyed my day a bit less. Even with the occasional sharp elbow, AAAC is a community of people of good will, ridiculously passionate about sartorial issues and generously willing to share information and help others improve...
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    THE COLOUR KHAKI

    This article doesn't break new ground, but it does add some color (tee-hee) to the origin of "khaki." Toast Magazine: THE COLOUR KHAKI / STYLE & STORIES 1st February 2018 Khaki is a hard colour to define. Sometimes it’s a near relation to olive green, but elsewhere it veers towards brown...
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    I Hate Logos, Except for the Ones I Don't (he explained*)

    We've discussed logos before, but I, surprisingly, couldn't find an existing thread on logos on the Trad side of the house. Overall, I aggressively avoid them, but there are a few that I don't mind and a few that I even really like. The three I really like have some combination of a...