eBay Roundup
Many thanks to our friend the RJcat for contributing to our eBay roundup today. As usual, if you’d like to dig up more finds, you can use our customized search links for high-end suits, good suits, high-quality shirts and fine footwear.
Suits, sport coats, and blazers

Boglioli sport coats, various sizes
Houndstooth sport coat, 40
Navy linen suit, 42
Tan sport coat, 43
Blazer, 44
Brown glen plaid sport coat, 44L
Brown herringbone sport coat, 46
Vicuna double breasted jacket, 46

Outerwear

Our Legacy indigo jacket, XS
Waxed Barbour jacket, 36
Tan Engineered Garments parka, S
Wool channel quilted coat, S
B-15 bomber jacket, S/M
Brown chore coat, M
Engineered Garments parka, M
Black Barbour Bedale, 40
Patrik Ervell raincoat, M
Navy leather varsity jacket, M
Engineered Garments Expedition jacket, M
Barbour Beaufort, 40
Grey Folk jacket, L
Waxed Barbour jacket, L
Nigel Cabourn Aircraft jacket, 42
Engineered Garments Bedford jacket, L
Black safari jacket, L/ XL
Barbour motorcycle jacket, XL
Quilted Wings + Horns jacket, XL
Tan Nigel Cabourn jacket, XL

Shirts and pants

Engineered Garments chambray, S
Plaid Engineered Garments shirt, M
Engineered Garments plaid shirt, M
Nigel Cabourn reversible plaid shirt, L
Engineered Garments chambray, L
Charcoal chambray shirt, XL
Jean Shop chambray, XL
White t-shirt, L
Navy pinwale corduroys, 32
Flat Head jeans, 38

Sweaters and knits

Brown crewneck Smedley sweater, S
Drakes Fair Isle vest, S
Hooded sweatshirt, S
Camoshita brown cotton sweater, 40
Barbour x Norton & Sons rugby, L

Shoes

Crockett & Jones suede semi-brogues, 7
Church’s house slippers, 8
Russell Moccasin boots, 8
Santoni suede tassel loafers, 8.5
Maison Martin Margiela side zip boots, 9
Maison Martin Margiela suede GATs, 9
Paul Stuart tassel loafers, 9
Quoddy ring boots, 9
Tricker’s shortwings, 9
Alfred Sargent longwing, 9.5
Edward Green shortwings, 9.5
Ralph Lauren shell cordovan shortwings, 9.5
Alden shell cordovan penny loafers, 10
Alden suede plain toe boots, 10
Brooks Brothers tassel loafers, 10C
Common Projects Achilles Lows, 10 (1, 2)
Shipton & Heneage bit loafers, 10
Iron Heart Viberg boots, 10.5
Maison Martin Margiela GATs, 10.5
Quoddy ring boots, 10.5
Brooks Brothers cap toe boots, 11 (pictured above)
Brooks Brothers shell cordovan penny loafers, 11
Edward Green cap toe oxfords, 11.5
Edward Green suede plain toe bluchers, 11.5
JM Weston cap toe bluchers, 11.5
Common Projects trainers, 12
Quoddy moc toe bluchers, 12
New & Lingwood tassel loafers, 12.5
Heschung split toe boots, 13
Heschung suede chukkas, 13

Ties

Black Drake’s tie
Green raw silk tie
Blue foulard
Navy diamond motif tie
Solid blue tie
Grey and white Shepard’s check tie
Blue/ silver block striped ties (1, 2)
Purple diamond motif tie
Green floral tie

Bags, briefcases, and wallets

Valextra card wallet
Money clip and card wallet

Misc.

Pocket squares
Tan cashmere scarf
Travel clock
Briefcase shoulder strap
John Lobb socks, 9
Polo helmet
Tennis trainer
Supposed shoe drawer from Louis Vuitton trunk

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eBay Roundup

Many thanks to our friend the RJcat for contributing to our eBay roundup today. As usual, if you’d like to dig up more finds, you can use our customized search links for high-end suitsgood suitshigh-quality shirts and fine footwear.

Suits, sport coats, and blazers
Outerwear
Shirts and pants
Sweaters and knits
Shoes
Ties
Bags, briefcases, and wallets
Misc.
Greeting Summer Head-On
I will admit it: I hate summer. I come from San Francisco, where summer is two mild weeks in mid-September. I melt in the heat, even here in Los Angeles, where the high temperatures are ameliorated by dry air. I spent a few summers in Washington DC, so I understand that hot can really be hot.
When I don’t have any appointments and the mercury hits about 84, I put on shorts. Sometimes, though, I have people to meet. In those times, well, a bit of head-on goes a long way. Today was one of those days. Interview (with the great comedian Todd Glass) in the afternoon. Temperatures in the mid-80s. So I threw on this new suit, which features - wait for it - checked seersucker.
Frankly, it’s a little ridiculous. But when it’s this hot, who cares?
(Photo by Noe Montes)

Greeting Summer Head-On

I will admit it: I hate summer. I come from San Francisco, where summer is two mild weeks in mid-September. I melt in the heat, even here in Los Angeles, where the high temperatures are ameliorated by dry air. I spent a few summers in Washington DC, so I understand that hot can really be hot.

When I don’t have any appointments and the mercury hits about 84, I put on shorts. Sometimes, though, I have people to meet. In those times, well, a bit of head-on goes a long way. Today was one of those days. Interview (with the great comedian Todd Glass) in the afternoon. Temperatures in the mid-80s. So I threw on this new suit, which features - wait for it - checked seersucker.

Frankly, it’s a little ridiculous. But when it’s this hot, who cares?

(Photo by Noe Montes)

It’s On Sale: Luciano Barbera at Vente Privee
Vente Privee is offering a broad variety of Luciano Barbera clothing, from suits to sportcoats to ties, for about 80% off. I think the outerwear, clocking in at about a grand for an overcoat, is a particularly excellent value for those of you looking for something beautiful that you can wear almost every day in cold weather, all winter long.
As per usual with these flash sale sites, you can use our invitation to sign up for an account.

It’s On Sale: Luciano Barbera at Vente Privee

Vente Privee is offering a broad variety of Luciano Barbera clothing, from suits to sportcoats to ties, for about 80% off. I think the outerwear, clocking in at about a grand for an overcoat, is a particularly excellent value for those of you looking for something beautiful that you can wear almost every day in cold weather, all winter long.

As per usual with these flash sale sites, you can use our invitation to sign up for an account.

Your Sunday Monday Square
This week’s featured Put This On pocket square was cut from a piece of vintage rayon - probably from the 1940s, though it’s tough to say for sure. Like all our squares, it’s shaped and finished by hand in our atelier in Los Angeles. You can purchase this square here, or check out all our offerings.

Your Sunday Monday Square

This week’s featured Put This On pocket square was cut from a piece of vintage rayon - probably from the 1940s, though it’s tough to say for sure. Like all our squares, it’s shaped and finished by hand in our atelier in Los Angeles. You can purchase this square here, or check out all our offerings.

Swimwear That Doesn’t Look Like Swimwear
Traditionally, there have been two kinds of swimwear for men. There are swim shorts, which are mid-length trunks with an elasticized waist. These are arguably the most comfortable, as they have the most flexibility. Then there are boardshorts, which comes out of Californian surf culture. These are a bit longer (usually about knee-length) and instead of an elasticized waist, they have a rigid waistband, Velcro fly, and some kind of lace-up tie. This double fail-safe system ensures that your trunks won’t be ripped from you in a wipeout. 
When I go swimming, I like to wear what some might call “all day trunks,” which are trunks designed without any of those traditional details. So, no elastic bands, visible ties, or sporty designs. Instead, I look for trunks that look a regular pair of shorts, but are constructed from a fast drying fabric. 
As a result, I get something I can wear in the water, but also pair with other things once I towel off. For example, I recently wore my swim trunks to go to the beach with friends, but then paired them with a linen button-up shirt and some woven Rivieras when we decided to hang out till night. It’s an incredibly easy and convenient combination when you want to look presentable afterwards — say, if you want to grab tacos in a beach town or hang out at the hotel bar — but don’t want to have to go and change clothes. 
You can find such trunks at any number of places. I have a pair of Orlebar Brown’s Bulldogs, which are a mid-length short with side tabs. The tabs are not only a nice stylistic touch, but they also give a more adjustable fit. I also have a pair of Onia’s 7.5” Calders, which are just as nicely constructed, but have a slightly longer length that I think looks more flattering when I’m out of the water. Additionally, Robsinson Les Bains is good for more interesting prints, while Faherty does the same thing, but in more casual flavors.
As usual, if retail prices are too high for you, you can wait for end-of-season sales or check eBay. Orlebar Brown can be had at the moment at The Mens Market for $72, while Onia is about the same at Wittmore and Barney’s Warehouse. 
(Pictured above: Onia shorts, Orlebar Brown t-shirt, Oliver Spencer linen shirt, and Riviera slip-on shoes)

Swimwear That Doesn’t Look Like Swimwear

Traditionally, there have been two kinds of swimwear for men. There are swim shorts, which are mid-length trunks with an elasticized waist. These are arguably the most comfortable, as they have the most flexibility. Then there are boardshorts, which comes out of Californian surf culture. These are a bit longer (usually about knee-length) and instead of an elasticized waist, they have a rigid waistband, Velcro fly, and some kind of lace-up tie. This double fail-safe system ensures that your trunks won’t be ripped from you in a wipeout. 

When I go swimming, I like to wear what some might call “all day trunks,” which are trunks designed without any of those traditional details. So, no elastic bands, visible ties, or sporty designs. Instead, I look for trunks that look a regular pair of shorts, but are constructed from a fast drying fabric. 

As a result, I get something I can wear in the water, but also pair with other things once I towel off. For example, I recently wore my swim trunks to go to the beach with friends, but then paired them with a linen button-up shirt and some woven Rivieras when we decided to hang out till night. It’s an incredibly easy and convenient combination when you want to look presentable afterwards — say, if you want to grab tacos in a beach town or hang out at the hotel bar — but don’t want to have to go and change clothes. 

You can find such trunks at any number of places. I have a pair of Orlebar Brown’s Bulldogs, which are a mid-length short with side tabs. The tabs are not only a nice stylistic touch, but they also give a more adjustable fit. I also have a pair of Onia’s 7.5” Calders, which are just as nicely constructed, but have a slightly longer length that I think looks more flattering when I’m out of the water. Additionally, Robsinson Les Bains is good for more interesting prints, while Faherty does the same thing, but in more casual flavors.

As usual, if retail prices are too high for you, you can wait for end-of-season sales or check eBay. Orlebar Brown can be had at the moment at The Mens Market for $72, while Onia is about the same at Wittmore and Barney’s Warehouse

(Pictured above: Onia shorts, Orlebar Brown t-shirt, Oliver Spencer linen shirt, and Riviera slip-on shoes)

How Clothes Can Affect the Way People Treat You
NPR has an interesting story about how some African-Americans used turbans to deal with discrimination in the Jim Crow era. An excerpt:

Routté’s experiment began after he traveled to Mobile, Ala., in 1943 for a family engagement. He wasn’t happy with how he was treated.
"I was Jim Crowed here, Jim Crowed there, Jim Crowed all over the place," he later told reporters. "And I didn’t like being Jim Crowed."
So he went back in 1947, with a plan.
Before he boarded the train to Alabama, he put on his spangled turban and velvet robes. When the train reached North Carolina during lunchtime, Routté walked over to the diner car where the only vacant seat was occupied by two white couples.
One of the men said, “Well, what have we got here?” to which Routté replied in his best Swedish accent (he had been the only black student at a Swedish Lutheran college in Illinois), “We have here an apostle of goodwill and love” — leaving them gaping.
And that confusion seemed to work for Routté on the rest of his trip. He dropped in on police officials, the chamber of commerce, merchants — and was treated like royalty.
At a fancy restaurant he asked the staff what would happen if a “Negro gentleman comes in here and sits down to eat.” The reply: “No negro would dare to come in here to eat.”
"I just stroked my chin and ordered my dessert," he said.
[…]
"He didn’t change his color. He just changed his costume, and they treated him like a human," says Luther Routté, who has been a Lutheran pastor for 25 years. It "shows you the kind of myopia that accompanies the whole premise of apartheid or segregation."
Through the “turban trick,” Routté basically transformed himself from a threat to a guest — black to invisible.

You can read the whole story here.

How Clothes Can Affect the Way People Treat You

NPR has an interesting story about how some African-Americans used turbans to deal with discrimination in the Jim Crow era. An excerpt:

Routté’s experiment began after he traveled to Mobile, Ala., in 1943 for a family engagement. He wasn’t happy with how he was treated.

"I was Jim Crowed here, Jim Crowed there, Jim Crowed all over the place," he later told reporters. "And I didn’t like being Jim Crowed."

So he went back in 1947, with a plan.

Before he boarded the train to Alabama, he put on his spangled turban and velvet robes. When the train reached North Carolina during lunchtime, Routté walked over to the diner car where the only vacant seat was occupied by two white couples.

One of the men said, “Well, what have we got here?” to which Routté replied in his best Swedish accent (he had been the only black student at a Swedish Lutheran college in Illinois), “We have here an apostle of goodwill and love” — leaving them gaping.

And that confusion seemed to work for Routté on the rest of his trip. He dropped in on police officials, the chamber of commerce, merchants — and was treated like royalty.

At a fancy restaurant he asked the staff what would happen if a “Negro gentleman comes in here and sits down to eat.” The reply: “No negro would dare to come in here to eat.”

"I just stroked my chin and ordered my dessert," he said.

[…]

"He didn’t change his color. He just changed his costume, and they treated him like a human," says Luther Routté, who has been a Lutheran pastor for 25 years. It "shows you the kind of myopia that accompanies the whole premise of apartheid or segregation."

Through the “turban trick,” Routté basically transformed himself from a threat to a guest — black to invisible.

You can read the whole story here.

Put This On’s Inside Track for the week of July 20th - July 26th

Here are our hand-selected favorites from eBay for this week, plus heads-up on recommended sales. If you’re a member of the Inside Track, click through, and log in with your Member.ly username and password. If you’re not a member, you can join now for just $5 a month - you’ll get access to one of these members-only lists every week, and your membership supports Put This On. 

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eBay Roundup
Tons of great shell cordovan shoes in today’s roundup, including these from Ralph Lauren. Also, some agricultural memo books in the miscellanea section, and a spy camera!
As usual, if you don’t see anything you like here, you can also use our customized search links to find more menswear related auctions. We’ve made them for high-end suits, good suits, high-quality shirts and fine footwear. 
Suits, sport coats, and blazers

Pinstriped suits, 40 (charcoal, navy)
Charcoal suits, 40
Navy sport coat, 40
Brown windowpane sport coat, 40L
Brown checked sport coat, 44
Navy sport coat, 44L

Outerwear

Patrik Ervell black rubberized bomber, S
Green raincoat, 38
Belstaff Trialmaster, S
Quilted Belstaff jackets, S (1, 2, )
Belstaff Bedale, S
Real McCoys tanker jacket, M
Real McCoys deck jacket, 42
Wool mac coat, 42
Safari vest, L
Engineered Garments duffle coat, XL
Barbour fishing jacket, XXL

Sweaters and knits

Breton shirt, S
Cable knit shawl collar sweater, S
Navy cardigan, S
White sweatshirt, M

Shirts and pants

Blue herringbone shirt, S
Lee popover, M
Engineered Garments madras shirt, L
Jay Kos pants, various sizes
Roy jeans, 30
Steven Alan chinos, 31
Kapital jeans, 31
Charcoal wool trousers, 36
Kapital jeans, 38

Shoes

Ralph Lauren shoes, various sizes
Alden shell cordovan cap toe boots, 6.5
Common Projects high tops, 7
Brooks Brothers shell cordovan penny loafers, 8
Allen Edmonds cap toe oxfords, 8.5
Brooks Brothers shell cordovan penny loafers, 8.5
Ralph Lauren quarter brogues, 8.5 (pictured above)
Tricker’s plain toe bluchers, 8.5
APC plain toe boots, 9
Crockett & Jones tassel loafers, 9
Russell Moccasin boots, 9
Wolverine shell cordovan work boots, 9.5
Margiela GATs, 10
Alden suede Indy boots, 10.5
John Lobb suede plain toe bluchers, 10.5
Ralph Lauren shell cordovan penny loafers, 10.5
Viberg suede plain toe boots, 10.5
Allen Edmonds shell cordovan wingtip boots, 11
Common Projects Achilles Lows, 11
Quoddy Maliseets, 11
Allen Edmonds shell cordovan tassel loafers, 12A
Crockett & Jones plain toe oxfords, 12
Quoddy shearling-lined moc toe boots, 12

Ties
Holland & Holland knit tie
Jay Kos ties
Navy paisley tie
Green striped grenadine
Striped raw silk tie
Red striped tie
Navy Drake’s tie
Green floral tie (1, 2)
E. Marinella navy jacquard ties
Solid green tie
Striped brown tie
Striped blue tie
Light blue striped tie
Navy cashmere tie
Blue grenadine
Red Charvet tie

Bags, briefcases, and wallets

RRL wallet

Misc.

Jay Kos socks
Agricultural memo books (1, 2, 3, 4)
Ralph Lauren paisley pocket square
Traveling cigar case
Spy camera!
Braces
Dressing gown, XL
Surcingle belt, 32
Lizard skin belt, 36

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eBay Roundup

Tons of great shell cordovan shoes in today’s roundup, including these from Ralph Lauren. Also, some agricultural memo books in the miscellanea section, and a spy camera!

As usual, if you don’t see anything you like here, you can also use our customized search links to find more menswear related auctions. We’ve made them for high-end suitsgood suitshigh-quality shirts and fine footwear

Suits, sport coats, and blazers
Outerwear
Sweaters and knits
Shirts and pants
Shoes
Ties
Bags, briefcases, and wallets
Misc.
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It’s On Sale: Select Items at Sid Mashburn

Sid Mashburn’s sale just started. Discounts aren’t that deep, but the products are nice. Somethings that caught my eye: 

It’s On Sale: Eastland Made-in-Maine Moccasins 
For some reason, Eastland’s Made-in-Maine line has never really caught on with the menswear crowd. I’ve never really been sure why, given the popularity of similar brands such as Rancourt and Quoddy, but the shoes are great for their niche — Made-in-Maine moccasin construction, with leathers that are more often than not from Horween. There’s some stuff one can nitpick about the quality, but they’re all-in-all a pretty good purchase once they go on sale. 
On the upside, their under-the-radar presence means that they often get discounted much more than other brands. Like now, at East Dane, where the brand’s Falmouth mocs can be had for $124. Pretty good price for what I think is a nice casual shoe. 
East Dane has also other shoes from Eastland Made-in-Maine and Quoddy you can check out. 

It’s On Sale: Eastland Made-in-Maine Moccasins 

For some reason, Eastland’s Made-in-Maine line has never really caught on with the menswear crowd. I’ve never really been sure why, given the popularity of similar brands such as Rancourt and Quoddy, but the shoes are great for their niche — Made-in-Maine moccasin construction, with leathers that are more often than not from Horween. There’s some stuff one can nitpick about the quality, but they’re all-in-all a pretty good purchase once they go on sale. 

On the upside, their under-the-radar presence means that they often get discounted much more than other brands. Like now, at East Dane, where the brand’s Falmouth mocs can be had for $124. Pretty good price for what I think is a nice casual shoe. 

East Dane has also other shoes from Eastland Made-in-Maine and Quoddy you can check out