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    What Are You Wearing Today 2.0?

    Jacket - O'Connell's Shirt - BB Tie - BB Pants - Lost Monarch (I think?) Shoe - AE
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    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    Not the most original outfit but because it's so close to what Ensiferous has been posting lately I couldn't help myself...
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    PSA - LL Bean Slim Fit Flannels

    I bought one shirt in 2019 and one shirt in 2020 so you've got a longer perspective than I have. My main draw for these shirts is the patterns that LL Bean uses. The cloth is probably mid-range based on other flannels that I've had.
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    PSA - LL Bean Slim Fit Flannels

    No, the two shirts I've got are about the same.
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    PSA - LL Bean Slim Fit Flannels

    I've always been a fan of the LL Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirts... https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/42272?page=scotch-plaid-flannel-shirt-traditional-fit&bc=12-516735-505538&feat=505538-GN3&csp=a&pos=1 ...for the patterns, the material and the construction. The only problem was that the...
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    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    Blazer - O'Connells (Hardwick) Shirt - BB Tie - BB Trousers - Kent Wang Shoes - AE Kenilworth
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    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    Simple, comfy pre-Thanksgiving work from home outfit... Sweater - LL Bean Shirt - BB Khakis - RRL Shoes - LL Bean
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    Brooksgate Blazer buttons

    I have a BB blazer (the Fitzgerald model) that I bought new in 2014 that has the 'golden fleece' buttons. It's my most formal blazer and good for when I want to look like I'm running for Congress. It's not a 3-roll-2 style however. I missed out on the sack style blazer that BB used to offer...
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    Brooksgate Blazer buttons

    I'm a fan of vintage Brooksgate blazers and sports coats. They run trimmer than other BB blazers and they usually have Trad features. One of my blazers has buttons with the Buckingham Palace gates on it which I think was typical. But another blazer has a script '346' buttons on it (sorry...
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    Ask a Trad Question & Get Answer: Quick Q&A

    I measured across the front of the jacket to get 20.75". I've got narrow shoulders and chest so a 39 or 40 would be huge in both areas on me. For new OTR jackets I make a bit of a compromise in accepting a 'maybe not quite long enough' jacket in going with a 37 or 38 (most 36s are definitely...
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    Ask a Trad Question & Get Answer: Quick Q&A

    As a public service, here at the measurements of my 37R O'Connell's blazer (made by Hardwick). O’Connell’s Classic navy blazer (37R) Shoulder 17.5” Chest 20.75” Waist 19.5” (no taper) Sleeve 24.75” Length (BOC) 29.75” (from collar bottom not from collar seam) Lapel 3.5” I'm a tall, thin...
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    Thrift store blues & brags

    Ebay not thrift...Bass Logan Weejuns I got these for around $15 then had my cobbler put on new heels and a rubber Vibram half sole (they always throw in a shine for free). I've wanted a pair of beater beef roll all-weather loafers that can span the range from casual to formal wear for a while...
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    Brooks Brothers Unlined Collars - your mileage

    Ha...I'm afraid that I'm a committed iron-er of any collared shirt (this was drilled into me by my mother and 12 years of Catholic uniformed education). In fact, I iron most of my t-shirts too! I live in an un-airconditioned house in the Northeast where we get plenty of hot and humid days...
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    Bills Khakis

    I was at a retailer today that carries Bill's Khakis. He said that the production is now in Connecticut.
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    Brooks Brothers Unlined Collars - your mileage

    @Steve Smith ...I agree. My typical shirt care routine is wash, hang dry then iron (no statch). The collar came out great and the lighter weight shirt is wearable now that temps are below 85.
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    Brooks Brothers Unlined Collars - your mileage

    Thanks for the replies and opinions... I gave the shirt I was most likely to keep (the green candy stripe) a wash and iron yesterday and it feels a little 'stiffer' in the collar and body. It's definitely a keeper. One thing I notice is that the arm length seems about 1/2" longer than my older...
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    Brooks Brothers Unlined Collars - your mileage

    Thanks for the replies and opinions... I gave the shirt I was most likely to keep (the green candy stripe) a wash and iron yesterday and it feels a little 'stiffer' in the collar and body. It's definitely a keeper. One thing I notice is that the arm length seems about 1/2" longer than my...
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    Brooks Brothers Unlined Collars - your mileage

    Recently the BB unlined collar OCBDs went on sale for half price and the BC1818 worked for an additional 15% discount so I decided to order a few and try them out. My first impression was...VERY floppy collars. I'm used to the older version which stood up pretty well on its own and didn't get...
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    Present Day "Trad" Clothing Ads

    Speaking of the J Crew lightweight oxford...I bought one in May 2016 and really liked the material, it was light enough for the summer and still oxford cloth... ..and I found the 'trad' details amusing. Flap Pocket Locker loop and collar button on the back The collar points are too...
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    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    I like the Leeds model as well (I think I had an Ebay pair a few years ago that ended up being too narrow a fit) and would say it's a touch more formal looking than the Kenilworth. I think the Kenilworth has a sleeker shape that works best with an odd trouser that's slightly tapered. I would...