Wow. Wrinkles.

Featuring the muted green matte silk neat tie.

Paul Newman and the flannel shirt.

Q

maplelime asked:

Are there any brands of denim jeans that are less likely to wear out in the crotch after four months than others? Or is planned obsolescence something we have to begrudgingly accept with the majority of "affordable" clothing. Levis, GAP selvedge, Banana Republic... Doesn't seem to make a difference where I buy 'em. Realistically, do I need to expect to have to pay in the hundreds of dollars if I want something that will last?

A

This is a great question, and something fellow San Franciscan Jacob is giving attention to. Specifically: will buying specific jeans prevent bicyclist’s blowout?

The answer is no. And yes.

Craftsmen and farmers found their dungarees’ knees wearing out. Same with the toes of their boots. This comes, not from some nefarious “planned obsolescence”, but from the simple fact that they bend down, kneel, crawl, etc.

Still, the fact that these stress areas wear out fast & render the garment useless sucks. Happily, though, manufacturers of workwear have responded by reinforcing them, such as double knees on Taylor Stitch chore pants or TPU on Viberg boots.

Bicyclists experience something slightly different, but essentially the same: repeated wear, leading to crotch blowout. The solution? If you know of any places that will customize jeans (Jack/Knife Outfitters), then a little extra will go a long way to extend the life of your investment.

This is Gary Cooper in workwear. Notice the wrinkles in the shirt, the fades on the bib, the sun-bleached straps. 

This is how it’s supposed to look.

This is Gary Cooper in workwear. Notice the wrinkles in the shirt, the fades on the bib, the sun-bleached straps.

This is how it’s supposed to look.

Q

Anonymous asked:

Hi I like your pics. What are the gustins hanging by your shower rod? they look grey.

A

They are the “Black x Black” in slim fit.  The denim is from Italy.

Q

Anonymous asked:

If this has already been asked forgive me. What type of Red Wing shoe(s) do you wear to the work site. I am in IT but work a lot of construction sites with new builds, walk-throughs, telecom room builds, etc.

A

I wear Red Wings, with either combination soles (Beckman / GT’s) stiff black rubber or the softer white “Christy” sole.  The latter breaks in quicker, and if you’re doing a lot of walking but not using tools I’d choose them.

There’s a check limit, and I’m sure I’m pretty close.

I blame the rain.

The man in the cream suit.

The man in the white suit.

The man in the white suit.

Relax.

Keep it unbuttoned.

Relax.

Keep it unbuttoned.

Relax.

Keep it unbuttoned.