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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

L.L. Bean Chamois Shirts and Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirts

Four of Their Tartans Offered This Season
There are very few high quality items still offered by L.L. Bean today, but the Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirts and Chamois Shirts are two of them.   Despite the almost yearly prices hikes of late, one is still hard pressed to find better examples of either.   Both are hard wearing and very soft.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mercer & Sons Shirts

Classic Pima Oxford in Blue.   "Each and every collar is cut, turned, trimmed and pointed by hand."
Mercer & Sons is a small company that makes shirts the old-fashioned way, offering traditional style and fit.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Men's Khakis

 Maine Windjammer - Original Photo from Archives
The one item that is a sine qua non to the classic wardrobe is a pair of khaki pants. This is true for males and females, young and old.

Vendors, knowing "khaki" is often referred to as a color, now use the term "chinos" which are offered in various shades of Khaki. Technically, however, khaki refers to either the style of trousers originally worn by British Troops in India or the color.

But the options today can be confusing.  Buying any kind of pants is always a more personal purchase than a sweater or a shirt. And many of the traditional khaki vendors have drastically cheapened the material used and reduced the consistency of fit when they outsourced to China or other low-wage countries, while constantly tweaking offerings.

Reds; Nantucket Reds From Murray's Toggery; What to Wear With Nantucket Reds; and Alternatives


Reds, such as Nantucket Reds, are an iconic style and color of pants. 
Probably long before Murray's Nantucket Reds were invented, the red pants of choice of yachtsmen and crew, were of course the 'real' Breton Reds. Long ago I picked up a pair of these classic yachting pants while sailing the Channel Races. The pants, after a while, turned a fabulous washed out red that could only be achieved by being on the ocean (not counting the Nantucket fast ferry). They were soft, the right degree of "baggy" and worn by just about every blue water sailor. (Comment, skiwithapro, May 28, 2013)
As to the choice of pants: Murray's are, sadly, now made in China, but at least as of last summer, they were still the heavier sailcloth. In my experience, the Chinese products fade less quickly. (The ones in the older color on the shelves at Murray's are almost certainly unsold pleated pants.) I'm a customer of the Nobby shop and enjoy shopping there, but it's simply a different product. Think cocktails, not clamming; garden parties, not golf. I own both and use them for different purposes.(Comment, February 14, 2013)
Sources of Reds include: