I had another Clark’s Wallabee sighting this morning. A 40-something year old guy was wearing a pair of black Wallabees with trim khaki chinos, tan-checked sportcoat, and a blue pinpoint button-down shirt. But it was the black Wallabees that stood out against the khaki pants.
One more Wallabee sighting and I might have to get a pair.
My wife had to go to Apple store at the Natick mall tonight and J Crew is next door. So I checked out the Saint James shirt and tried a couple sizes on. The large fits like a trim 40” chest and 34” sleeve length. The medium was way too tight. Overall, I kind of liked the shirt even though it isn’t traditionally what I would wear but I didn’t buy it; I don’t like to pay full price at J Crew.
Alright, let’s be clear on something, my wife does not make clothing decisions for me, but I do value her opinion. If you are married you know what I mean and if you aren’t married then you are not allowed to judge a married man on such things. When we left, my wife said that the Saint James shirt reminds her of Jean Paul Gaultier, who I had no idea who he was until I googled him at dinner after the mall.
So, if an article of clothing reminds my wife of a flamboyant fashion designer, then I’m not going to wear that piece of clothing.
I bought the corduroy mallard from Rugby this past F/W and they were extremely slim, but I’m 6’1” and 205 lbs.
I’ve been checking eBay from time to time for the right pair of critter pants (try searching embroidered pants).
Castaway Clothing is the real deal for critter pants online, but they are pricey.
If you ever find yourself on Nantucket, Murrays Toggery has an awesome selection of critter pants (corduroy, seersucker, ect.). Murrays also has a little known shop on Martha’s Vineyard that has a wide selection of critter pants (but I’m not telling you exactly where, you’ll have to find out for yourself.)
A: Every now and then, you need to give yourself a little fiscal gut-check. I do this every couple of months by logging into Mint, organizing all of my purchases, then eating only rice and beans for a week as punishment for spending so much money. Looking at the last year, I was pretty surprised…