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Anonymous asked: Are you as quality conscious with your luggage as you are with your clothes? What brands do you have or would like to buy? Thanks.

As I’ve been around LL Bean for most of my life, quality has never really been an issue with regards to the luggage I’ve used - mostly duffels to be honest. I’d like to pick up a Globetrotter at some point though. 

Anonymous asked: Whaddya think of Aspesi stuff?

Very nice, but pricey at retail. 

Anonymous asked: Dear Sir, would you wear button down shirt with a suit or with business casual or lower outfits? Should the collar points touch the jacket when the jacket is closed so as to not leave a gap? Thank you.

I tend not to follow many of the unofficial rules out there, but I would typically never wear a button down shirt with a suit - it doesn’t feel formal enough. Otherwise, it would depend on whether I’m wearing a tie or not, as I usually don’t pair the two much any more. 

Longer collar points are usually a good thing in my book, and I think button down points definitely look best when they’re within the jacket. 

Classic

Classic

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Anonymous asked: Good sir, how do the Florsheim Haviland fare?

Good value for the money. The Veblen and the Haviland are great introductions to flat bottom shoes, for the budget conscious. 

swen86 asked: Hey Jake, Looking for a quality pair of blue suede tasseled loafers. Any suggestions? Looking to spend under $500.

Alden definitely. 

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jhilla:

Handmade this, handmade that, machine this, machine that.
When’s the last time you actually watched someone create something by hand?  At the height of a craft, it can be almost mesmerizing.  Imagining the hundreds of hours of practice needed to complete such a complicated task with ease and precision.
Salva adding grosgrain trim to a pair of tuxedo trousers by hand with needle and thread.

jhilla:

Handmade this, handmade that, machine this, machine that.

When’s the last time you actually watched someone create something by hand?  At the height of a craft, it can be almost mesmerizing.  Imagining the hundreds of hours of practice needed to complete such a complicated task with ease and precision.

Salva adding grosgrain trim to a pair of tuxedo trousers by hand with needle and thread.

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prepduck:

Daniel Day-Lewis

prepduck:

Daniel Day-Lewis


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