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Werner Schreyer for Rose & Born


ele-nce asked: Hi! I'm wondering if you could help me with a problem. My bf got his first job that requires business attire, so my button-down game has been pretty strong this year. In the last two months, however, the elbows of his shirts have ripped. Every single one. I don't think he has outgrown his size. He has a lot of regular brands; from Zara to Ralph Lauren. His new Banana Republic shirt ripped today! His last one! I'm at my wit's end. Are elbows a common problem? Have any suggestions? Thank you!!

Haha this is such a common problem - he probably sits at his desk on his elbows for much of the day. Happened to me when I used to work in finance and a banker buddy of mine has the same problem. I’ve always thought that someone should make dress shirts with reinforced elbows…maybe someone does, but I don’t know who unfortunately. You could theoretically put patches on the elbows, but I don’t know if it’d be worth it - might look weird in a business environment. I would stick to thicker fabrics like oxford cloths - check out Kamakura. They make great shirts for a decent price. If you want to just accept the elbow issue and go cheap, then Charles Tyrwhitt has decent shirts that usually run 4/$200. Hope that helps. 

Anonymous asked: lbm 1911 chinolino or ami cotton/linen blazer? thanks jake!

Depends on your preferred aesthetic. I’d go LBM myself. If you want to go even shorter, then check out Ami. 

wantoot asked: John Lobb Lopez or Edward Green Piccadilly (in black)?

Not a bad decision to have to make…EG for me.  

New York-based Writers Wanted

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to everyone who reached out to me last time about doing some freelance writing. I will still be contacting some of you, but since then, our focus has shifted a bit, and we are now in need of some New York area-based writers interested in earning a little side income. If that sounds intriguing, please shoot me an email at downeastandout(at) Thanks again. 

(please feel free to re-send emails, if you haven’t heard from me, even if you aren’t from NYC as well)

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax Of cabbages and kings And why the sea is boiling hot And whether pigs have wings" downeastandout(at)gmail(dot)com