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Ten-Piece Holland & Sherry Blazer Button Set
One of the most impactful and reasonably-priced aesthetic alterations you can make to a blazer is button replacement. I have a blazer with traditional brass buttons, but it’s easy for brass too look, well, country-club-ish. Replacing gold buttons with something more distinctive, like the ones above, or with mother of pearl (in white, bronze or black) or bone (in white or brown) can make a big difference.
I recently acquired two coats - one a Chester Barrie double-breasted with spectacularly homely metal buttons, the other a Kiton suit jacket with dark plastic buttons. I hopped over to Hwa Seng Textile, and ordered white bone buttons for one and black mother of pearl for the other. Silver-colored metal is also an option, but as long as you don’t go with black or navy (which will look like an orphaned suit coat), the world is your oyster.
A tailor will typically charge about a dollar per button to attach whatever you bring him.
Starts at $24.99, ends Friday, April 8th

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Ten-Piece Holland & Sherry Blazer Button Set

One of the most impactful and reasonably-priced aesthetic alterations you can make to a blazer is button replacement. I have a blazer with traditional brass buttons, but it’s easy for brass too look, well, country-club-ish. Replacing gold buttons with something more distinctive, like the ones above, or with mother of pearl (in white, bronze or black) or bone (in white or brown) can make a big difference.

I recently acquired two coats - one a Chester Barrie double-breasted with spectacularly homely metal buttons, the other a Kiton suit jacket with dark plastic buttons. I hopped over to Hwa Seng Textile, and ordered white bone buttons for one and black mother of pearl for the other. Silver-colored metal is also an option, but as long as you don’t go with black or navy (which will look like an orphaned suit coat), the world is your oyster.

A tailor will typically charge about a dollar per button to attach whatever you bring him.

Starts at $24.99, ends Friday, April 8th

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Valextra Briefcase
Wow. Now that’s a bag.
Buy It Now for $849

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Valextra Briefcase

Wow. Now that’s a bag.

Buy It Now for $849

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J. Press Peacoat
I’ve long been an advocate for actual vintage naval peacoats, rather than designer knock-offs, but this is a beautiful jacket. The fit’s about a 42R, I’d say.
Starts at $100, Ends Monday

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J. Press Peacoat

I’ve long been an advocate for actual vintage naval peacoats, rather than designer knock-offs, but this is a beautiful jacket. The fit’s about a 42R, I’d say.

Starts at $100, Ends Monday

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Vintage Herbert Johnson Panama Hat (7 5/8)
Still getting ready for a big move, which means getting some stuff that doesn’t fit out of the house. When it comes to Panamas, this is the Real Deal, by Herbert Johnson, who’ve been operating continuously since the 18th century.
Starts at $19, ends Thursday

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Vintage Herbert Johnson Panama Hat (7 5/8)

Still getting ready for a big move, which means getting some stuff that doesn’t fit out of the house. When it comes to Panamas, this is the Real Deal, by Herbert Johnson, who’ve been operating continuously since the 18th century.

Starts at $19, ends Thursday

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Benjamin Bixby Polo Shirts
I’ve written already about how much I already miss Benjamin Bixby, Andre Benjamin’s wonderful Gatsby-esque clothing line. I bought a huge amount of stuff on clearance at a store in San Francisco, including a bunch of these polos, which have a great slim fit. There are currently a number of models on eBay at $10 each.
$9.99 plus $3.95 Shipping

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Benjamin Bixby Polo Shirts

I’ve written already about how much I already miss Benjamin Bixby, Andre Benjamin’s wonderful Gatsby-esque clothing line. I bought a huge amount of stuff on clearance at a store in San Francisco, including a bunch of these polos, which have a great slim fit. There are currently a number of models on eBay at $10 each.

$9.99 plus $3.95 Shipping

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Henry Poole & Co. Tuxedo
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this coat on the rack. Henry Poole? Really? But there were no trousers. That meant an absolutely frantic search through the pants rack… and paydirt. 
Henry Poole & Co. invented the tuxedo in the late 19th century as a more casual dinner suiting for their client the Prince of Wales. After an American saw it and ordered one for himself, which he wore for dinner in the Tuxedo Club in New York, the tuxedo was born. 
This thing is in perfect shape and it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s a couple inches short for my 42L frame, but if you’re a 42R or maybe even a 42S, you could have a piece which cost $3000-4000 for a tenth of that. It’s a piece you can genuinely wear for life.
Starts at $390 on eBay

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Henry Poole & Co. Tuxedo

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this coat on the rack. Henry Poole? Really? But there were no trousers. That meant an absolutely frantic search through the pants rack… and paydirt.

Henry Poole & Co. invented the tuxedo in the late 19th century as a more casual dinner suiting for their client the Prince of Wales. After an American saw it and ordered one for himself, which he wore for dinner in the Tuxedo Club in New York, the tuxedo was born.

This thing is in perfect shape and it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s a couple inches short for my 42L frame, but if you’re a 42R or maybe even a 42S, you could have a piece which cost $3000-4000 for a tenth of that. It’s a piece you can genuinely wear for life.

Starts at $390 on eBay

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Three Brooks Brothers Makers Knit Ties
$44.99 Buy It Now

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Three Brooks Brothers Makers Knit Ties

$44.99 Buy It Now

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Swaine Adeney Brigg Umbrella with Custom Canopy
OMG you guys. This is basically the greatest umbrella ever.
Buy It Now for $250

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Swaine Adeney Brigg Umbrella with Custom Canopy

OMG you guys. This is basically the greatest umbrella ever.

Buy It Now for $250

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Joseph Cheaney Shoes - Sz 11 1/2 / 12 US
Still preparing to move, and I bit the bullet and listed the Cheaneys that were featured in Episode Two. Unfortunately they just don’t fit my feet - specifically my weirdly shaped right heel. If you wear an 11 1/2 or 12, though, my loss is your gain, as I’ve only worn them half a dozen or so times. Put up a suit I don’t wear much, too. Also: tiestravaganza continues apace.
 In response to several questions: I will gladly ship to Australia (eBay Power Lister won’t let me put that in for some reason.)
Start at $99, end next Sunday

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Joseph Cheaney Shoes - Sz 11 1/2 / 12 US

Still preparing to move, and I bit the bullet and listed the Cheaneys that were featured in Episode Two. Unfortunately they just don’t fit my feet - specifically my weirdly shaped right heel. If you wear an 11 1/2 or 12, though, my loss is your gain, as I’ve only worn them half a dozen or so times. Put up a suit I don’t wear much, too. Also: tiestravaganza continues apace.

In response to several questions: I will gladly ship to Australia (eBay Power Lister won’t let me put that in for some reason.)

Start at $99, end next Sunday

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Chrysalis of England Men’s Duffle Coat
How spectacular is the color of this coat? VERY.
Starts at $1.50, ends Monday
Whoops! Ended early and relisted at about $80

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Chrysalis of England Men’s Duffle Coat

How spectacular is the color of this coat? VERY.

Starts at $1.50, ends Monday

Whoops! Ended early and relisted at about $80