Anonymous asked: Is that a polo with a cutaway collar you were wearing on vacation? Where'd you get it, looks nice?
That’s a weird, but awesome button-less, spread collar polo I found randomly at Uniqlo.
Anonymous asked: Hey, I'm in the market for a couple of pairs of new shoes, I want one black leather pair of work shoes (probably punch toe cap or semi brogue) and a brown/snuff/polo suede pair of Tassle loafers. I have budget for one pair of C&J and one pair of Meermin, any advice as to which brand for which style of shoe? Bearing in mind I live I sydney and can't try either brand on. Thanks in advance
I would base this on how much you plan on wearing either pair of shoes. For instance, personally I rarely wear black shoes unless I need to really button down for clients or am involved in some other formal event/gathering. Thus, I would rather pay less for the black shoes and more for the loafers, as they’d get more wear. However, if the opposite is true for you, then I’d invest more in the work wear and less on the casual shoes. Don’t think you’ll be disappointed with either choice.
Another thing to think about is how much you value each style. I find black dress shoes to be pretty boring, so I wouldn’t spend a ton on them until I could afford a really elegant pair (“any captoe will do” is the basic mindset). I think Polo/Snuff suede is a great shade and goes with anything, and would thus be more likely to pay up.
urbanvigilante asked: about that six on one db question, have any prime examples you could give
-Well-fitted around the waist - drape maintained.
6x1 Not so good:
-Saggy, poorly-fitting, and archaic looking.
Much more difficult to pull off, especially for a younger guy.
6x2 - More leeway. The button stance allows for a better fit around the waist and a tighter silhouette.
Anonymous asked: Hey Jake, great blog. I was wondering where I could purchase a shirt with an option of a collar pin, that's cut in a contemporary and slim fit. Can a collar pin, (with the tie in front of it), be placed on any normal shirt? I thought the shirt needs small holes in the collar. Thanks a lot!
Not sure where you can get a collar pin shirt currently, but there may be a few examples out there. You might have to go custom to get the exact fit you want.
As long as the collar points are tight enough, you can stick the right collar pin through any shirt - obviously you will leave small pin holes following wear though. Some guys like having the holes added before wear, but you may lose an element of the debonair with such uniformity. I think a little askewness is cool with a collar pin, as they are on the stuffy side to begin with.
Anonymous asked: Thoughts on striped ties? Yay or nay?
Yay, but don’t go overboard. Keep the pattern simple and go for texture.