Friday, December 2, 2011

Woolen weather

After an incredibly long fall, the temperatures finally fell a bit here this week, and unless the predictions are wildly off-the-mark, we'll have at least a bit of snowfall in the next couple days. I'd actually done the ceremonial closet-flip a couple weeks back (moving light pants and short sleeve shirts to storage while hefting out the heavy sport coats and wool pants), but hadn't gotten to actually wear much of anything due to the unseasonable temps.

This week, though, I piled wool on wool on cashmere on wool and stayed warm even when the wind picked up late in the day. Apologies on the photos, but it has also reached that time of year when it's dark when leaving for work in the morning and nearly dark when arriving home. Natural lighting is hard to come by except on the weekends.

wool and cashmere and wool

Up top, a dark gray Polo University Club jacket, a Lands' End button-down with a vintage cashmere Lyle and Scott sweater vest and a rad wool knit tie courtesy of a trade with Kleidsam back in the day.

tie closeup

Told you that tie was cool. I thought I needed a close up.

Herringbone pants and cap toe oxfords

Down below, I paired some older (made in the U.S.A.) Johnston & Murphy cap toe oxfords and some wool herringbone pants. The pants are actually made by Gap, and like a couple other older pairs that I own, are of surprisingly good quality. Nobody is going to mistake them for Paul Stuarts, but for $3.99 they'll more than suffice.


  1. Excellent stuff, once again. I hope you received my email with Style Share photos. I shipped something off to you today.

  2. Yep, a really nice ensemble. I like the pants and the necktie especially.

    Best regards,

    Ulrich von B.

  3. Scott: The photos did arrive. I got a bunch of returns this past week (including yours), and hopefully I'll get them all posted soon.

  4. That's a really good way to wear patterned pants. The jacket is beautiful, but looks almost as though it might be an orphaned suit jacket. Maybe it's just the way it came out in the picture.