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  1. Natty Beau

    Thoughts on Trad Uniforms/Minimalism - Same Thing Daily?

    Like many here I'm sure, I ended up there naturally. I used to "collect" clothes in my mid-20s, and had a wide variety of classic clothes. Eventually, I realized that I preferred not to stand out as much, and not to have so many choices, so I paired down until only the "trad" uniform was left...
  2. Natty Beau

    Are there any good traditional blogs out there that actually focus on clothing?

    I just discovered Instagram and there are a few accounts there that post frequently, and do the trad look in updated and refreshing ways, IMHO. Plus it's just pics and no politics. -caustic_man -acutestyle -urbancomposition May they solve your pink shirt/tie conundrum.
  3. Natty Beau

    J Press blazer question

    Safe bet it was made before the Washington, D.C. store opened in 1988. https://www.jpressonline.com/j-press-stores/
  4. Natty Beau

    Madras shirts 2017: where are they?

    Orvis has some in store that look very nice, but are a rather thin, hard cotton. Maybe they break in well.
  5. Natty Beau

    Ask a Trad Question & Get Answer: Quick Q&A

    Question: I've been looking at Brooks OCBD on ebay. How do I know if I'm looking at a 132Q/133Q/must-iron shirt? Last year I bought one labeled "The Original Polo" and it turned out to be non-iron and paper thin. Now I think I see some, but how can I be sure what I'm buying?
  6. Natty Beau

    Lands' End Hyde Park Being Discontinued?

    My info is only from the website. Right now only the blue university stripe is available; no solids. When the blue sail rigger oxfords disappeared online over the summer they never stocked the same color again. Oddly there was no light blue version of that shirt available until last month...
  7. Natty Beau

    Lands' End Hyde Park Being Discontinued?

    Lands' End has been a great gateway for many items for me, as I'm sure it has for many of you. As of yesterday the must iron Hyde Park oxford shirt has all but disappeared from their site. I haven't been a customer that long so I ask, this normal? Do they go in and out of stock? If not, I'm...
  8. Natty Beau

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    Very festive! What industry are in you in that you can pull that off? My work and play wardrobes are by necessity very different. Your line of work seems more fun.
  9. Natty Beau

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    Nice blazer! I didn't realize the buttons weren't brass until I saw the close-up. What are they--horn?
  10. Natty Beau

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    Glad_to_hear_the_poly_is_not_palpable._I_will_have_to_give_them_a_chance.* *space_bar_broken
  11. Natty Beau

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    Great rigs, L-Feld. I especially like that knit tie/herringbone look. I have sported it in Baltimore myself.
  12. Natty Beau

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    OF, how do you like the Lands' End flannel trousers? Are those the wool/poly blend? I've been eyeing them as an option to get away from buying flannel on ebay which is a pain, but I'm wary about blends. I'd value your impression of the product.
  13. Natty Beau

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    OF, that's fantastic! The proportions are ideal, IMO. I wish my thrifted Jos. A. Bank flannel blazer had a button point like yours. Who makes that?
  14. Natty Beau

    NYE Wedding, Black Watch & Black tie optional

    Sounds like a nice paring and very in the spirit of the occasion. Out of curiosity, will you wear a cummerbund or vest?
  15. Natty Beau

    Best deal yet on the old BB ocbd shirts

    Thanks, CSG! Didn't think to look under sales items.
  16. Natty Beau

    Best deal yet on the old BB ocbd shirts

    Thanks for the info, guys. At the risk of asking a dumb question, are we talking about the "Original Polo" shirt? When I looked through the Brooks web site a little while back it was the only oxford I could find that didn't say "non-iron" in the name. Also, I'm seeing a full retail price of...
  17. Natty Beau

    Best deal yet on the old BB ocbd shirts

    Nice deal! Do you find them to be better than other oxford button downs on the market? I wear Lands' End OCBD for daily wear but have been thinking of getting one white Brooks OCBD for special occasions. I know they used to be the gold standard--I own a bunch of pre-1990s BB jackets, so I've...
  18. Natty Beau

    Blazer Buttons

    I recently used them to order brass buttons for a second-hand double breasted blazer. I was very happy with the price, quality, and service. However, selection of traditional brass buttons was somewhat limited--there are lots of options if you are more open minded. I was looking for fouled...
  19. Natty Beau

    Casual sweaters and poplin tartans

    They're not poplin, but Lands' End makes some must iron tartan shirts in beefy oxford cloth. Search "sail rigger" on their website and you'll see plenty. I own lots of the solid white and blue sail rigger oxfords and for the money they are great shirts. Very comfortable and free of gross...
  20. Natty Beau

    3 Essential Sportcoats/Blazers/Jackets

    I hope you get around to posting your spring/summer fantasy draft.