The Dandy Shootist

With acerbic wit and wisdom I document my sartorial finds and proclivities. And lament the inextricably linked decline of style and the American garment industry.

And take shots at guys who dress like idiots.
My bowling shoes are nicer then most of the crap you can buy at department stores today. Chrome tanned leather sole. Goodyear welt. Fuck yah.  (Taken with Instagram)

My bowling shoes are nicer then most of the crap you can buy at department stores today. Chrome tanned leather sole. Goodyear welt. Fuck yah. (Taken with Instagram)

putthison:

SF Gate has a nice article on Cable Car Clothiers. I live in Oakland, which is just east of San Francisco, and but whenever I’m in the city and within a five block radius of Cable Car Clothiers, I make a point to stop by. Admittedly, I’ve only bought one thing from them (a small horn comb), but only because I’m not able to afford most of what they sell. It’s a beautiful shop to check out, however, especially if you appreciate classic American style. I look forward to seeing their new location. 

Yes.

putthison:

SF Gate has a nice article on Cable Car Clothiers. I live in Oakland, which is just east of San Francisco, and but whenever I’m in the city and within a five block radius of Cable Car Clothiers, I make a point to stop by. Admittedly, I’ve only bought one thing from them (a small horn comb), but only because I’m not able to afford most of what they sell. It’s a beautiful shop to check out, however, especially if you appreciate classic American style. I look forward to seeing their new location. 

Yes.

ivyinspired:

Coollege.

This is a relatively famous photo within the menswear blogosphere and it’s one that I’m quite fond. The two guys on the right perfectly represent the trad, ivy league look that I try to manifest in my own wardrobe choices. This photo also demonstrates that slim chinos with zero (negative) break have been around awhile.

ivyinspired:

Coollege.

This is a relatively famous photo within the menswear blogosphere and it’s one that I’m quite fond. The two guys on the right perfectly represent the trad, ivy league look that I try to manifest in my own wardrobe choices. This photo also demonstrates that slim chinos with zero (negative) break have been around awhile.

(Source: cooldesigned)

putthison:

The Brooks Brothers Blazer: The Real Deal
If you asked me what the single most classic item of American men’s clothing was, I’d have a pretty solid answer. The Brooks Brothers blazer.
Patch pockets. A three-roll-two: three brass buttons, with two showing. Undarted. Ready to go anywhere, anytime and to do it with grace.
The Brooks Brothers blazer is an American innovation. It’s the default choice for anyone who’s going somewhere where they want to look sharp but don’t want to wear a suit. Which is, of course, a classic American mode.
And they’re available to anyone! I don’t think I go five thrift store visits in a row without spotting one of these. I just took a look at eBay - you can grab one in almost any size for less than $100. Or you can stroll into any Brooks Brothers in the world and grab one brand new.
If gold buttons are too fuddy-duddy for you, have them replaced. It’s a $35 operation, including the buttons. Consider mother-of-pearl in white or gray, or silver, or enamel, or brown horn. Grab a cool vintage blazer button set from a flea market or eBay. Make it your own.
Get yourself one of these blazers. It will be the only item in your closet you truly wear until it’s worn out. It will have the same role in your wardrobe thirty years from now that it has today. It’s simple, easy to wear, and with a flourish (or the opposite) you can change its look for any situation.
You hear the word “classic” tossed around all too much in menswear circles, but the Brooks blazer is the real deal.

Yes.

putthison:

The Brooks Brothers Blazer: The Real Deal

If you asked me what the single most classic item of American men’s clothing was, I’d have a pretty solid answer. The Brooks Brothers blazer.

Patch pockets. A three-roll-two: three brass buttons, with two showing. Undarted. Ready to go anywhere, anytime and to do it with grace.

The Brooks Brothers blazer is an American innovation. It’s the default choice for anyone who’s going somewhere where they want to look sharp but don’t want to wear a suit. Which is, of course, a classic American mode.

And they’re available to anyone! I don’t think I go five thrift store visits in a row without spotting one of these. I just took a look at eBay - you can grab one in almost any size for less than $100. Or you can stroll into any Brooks Brothers in the world and grab one brand new.

If gold buttons are too fuddy-duddy for you, have them replaced. It’s a $35 operation, including the buttons. Consider mother-of-pearl in white or gray, or silver, or enamel, or brown horn. Grab a cool vintage blazer button set from a flea market or eBay. Make it your own.

Get yourself one of these blazers. It will be the only item in your closet you truly wear until it’s worn out. It will have the same role in your wardrobe thirty years from now that it has today. It’s simple, easy to wear, and with a flourish (or the opposite) you can change its look for any situation.

You hear the word “classic” tossed around all too much in menswear circles, but the Brooks blazer is the real deal.

Yes.

putthison:

I know I’ve posted about the Ivy Style exhibit enough, but this is a truly great video. Shot by Andrew Yamato for A Suitable Wardrobe, this clip features Christian Chensvold, Richard Press, and Bruce Boyer talking about the history one of America’s most classic sartorial styles. 

So disappointed that I can’t see the exhibit for myself. 

fuckyeahmenswear:

Told you motherfuckers I would be right back. 
Cop this shit so you can stunt on peasants and we can get rich forever.
Fuck Yeah Menswear - Nov. 6th 2012
AMAZON
BARNES & NOBLE

Yes.

fuckyeahmenswear:

Told you motherfuckers I would be right back.

Cop this shit so you can stunt on peasants and we can get rich forever.

Fuck Yeah Menswear - Nov. 6th 2012

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

Yes.

Rockin’ the Alden cap toes today.  (Taken with Instagram)

Rockin’ the Alden cap toes today. (Taken with Instagram)