I'm sorry for the paywall, but if you have access, it's a pretty good article, albeit not encouraging for fans of traditional attire.
Many brands are...
Member @Flanderian asked me to create this post for him (he's having some tech issues posting at AAAC).
I've long admired and joked about a venerable fixture of Italian fashion, Beppe Modenese, whose appearance I've had fun with for his irrepressible gnome-like charm and razor...
(@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...
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...
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...
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...
From the MarketWatch article:
The outdated career advice boomer parents are giving their kids
FYI, the only clothing-related post is the 2nd tip.
I thought it was...
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...
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:
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...
Richard Press pens regular pieces for the J.Press website. Most are good, but today's struck me as very Trad interesting:
When I started on Wall Street in the '80s, it was verboten to wear a black suit. Knowing nothing about Ivy / Trad attire back then, when I asked why it wasn't allowed, I...
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...
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...
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...
Bought in September, but delivery and tailoring delayed debut:
Description from J.Crew Site:
Ludlow blazer in herringbone English tweed
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...
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...
Just caught this story from the WSJ from back in August:
The New Intimidation-Free Way to Get a Custom Suit
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...
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...
Based on this post from the Ivy Style site:
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)...
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...