Chilling on Frenchman Street in New Orleans, on a wonderful long weekend with my amazing bride. And American made items abound on yours truly: my fur felt fedora from @optimohats, an ascot from @fineanddandyshop, an oxford cloth button down from @mercerandsons, a flannel shirt jacket from @battenwear, flannel trousers from @epaulet and sunglasses from @saintritaparlor.
Drove to Subic with a friend for this week’s day off, spent the afternoon riding & hanging in the stables, then capping it off with dinner and drinks. The weather’s been great today, sunny but very breezy and cool enough to layer a bit. Brought out these brown @jpressclothiers cords that arrived a week ago(couldn’t stop wearing them) and wore ‘em with a navy plaid buttondown, a navy quilted vest, a gray t-shirt, duck boots, and this vintage @dockerskhakis baseball cap. #wiwt#ootd#menswear#ivystyle#preppy
The knot and bow made by an R. Hanauer bow tie is the most elegant on the market - relaxed but full, sharp but not stiff. Our creation process is designed to ensure our hand-cut and handmade bow ties don’t cut any corners. At R. Hanauer, we simply don’t horse around when it comes to our quality. Thank you for the beautiful image @capturemecandidphotography 🤵🏻🐎🥃 #menswear#classicstyle
FOR SALE—Today’s #tieoftheday comes to us from 1970s’ Chicago. Custom made for Carl H. Frondorf by Wm. M. Frazin Ltd. Neckband is reinforced, a common trait of Frazin ties and brands such as Sulka and Countess Mara.
William M. Frazin and his wife, Edna, operated his eponymous custom neckwear company out of 25 E. Washington St. in Chicago for 53 years until his death in 1984. 25 E. Washington Street, built in 1914 by famed American architect Daniel Burnham, was formerly the “Marshall Field & Co. Men's Store Annex” where Al Capone bought $35 silk shirts by the dozen.
Here’s a funny anecdote from The Indianapolis Star, September 10, 1935:
'Manufacturer Identifies Tie Stolen From Office CHICAGO, Sept. 9.-(U.P.) William M. Frazin, necktie manufacturer, stared intently at the flowery cravat worn by newsboy John Sienkiewicz today. Then he called a policeman. "That tie is not new," he said. "It wasn't meant to be on the market for a month. It's one of a batch of [illegible] worth stolen from my office." The boy said he bought it from a street peddler.' (Please see eBay link in profile or DM for details.)
S P R I N G / T R A N S I T I O N // The best of our winter mix blended with fresh new arrivals for a transitional wardrobe that is much less severe. Warm in tone and temperature with seasonally appropriate layers in a high contrast palette that nods to warmer months on the horizon.