Besides hiking clothes, I rarely shop for clothes these days. But a $30 Fab credit led me to browsing online and finding something I actually wanted: a great deal on a pair of shoes normally $130, but with my credit, just $30 before tax. And because I’m planning a notable NYC trip next month for our annual company holiday party, I pushed forward and decided to put together an outfit for a New York state of mind.
The problem is I have “Japan exclusive” tastes with a Ross budget. Meaning, I rarely find anything I like domestically priced within the realm of reason. Fortunately, I spied this herringbone sports coat for 30% off over at J. Crew Factory; the tie was also snapped up on sale, but I’m hemming and hawing over whether to purchase the Wallace & Barnes shirt, which I think takes a certainly presentable outfit to the realm of, “noice”.
And I certainly would have to sell some blood or at least sell a few of my graphic novels for the classic Mougin & Piquard timepiece I covet. A longtime digital display kid, owning a hand constructed watch is a door I’ve yet to walk through, though I peek in regularly. In the scheme of things, $425 is quite reasonable for a well made watch designed to last decades, but it’s still an amount I’d usually much rather use for traveling and dining when it comes down to it. Yet, a nice watch on the wrist can be as fine of an accessory as a smart tie.
So it’s this juncture where I find myself from a style/wardrobe standpoint (or is it a precipice?): looking to leave my younger days of t-shirts and jeans behind and beging putting together a wardrobe befitting of someone of my age. I’m no spring chicken…perhaps a late summer clucker. But as Peter Cetera once opined, you’re a hard habit to break, t-shirts…and a whole lot more affordable. So for now, it’s one piece at a time, one sale at a time!