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Good times were had by all. In attendance were Gus (abitofcolor), Ian (fromsqualortoballer), Bill Charman (who has made a name for himself @ SFx10 and elsewhere…), and Gregory Walton (of Louis Walton fame). I can vouch for the fact that no more are needed for a party…

Passed between greedy paws for #menswear inspection were 1) Greg Walton’s handmade-by-him amazing shell cordovan wallet (if you’re lucky they’ll be available to the masses in the near future), 2) Gus’s newly acquired bespoke Napolisumisura tweed sport coat (replete with special truffle stashing pockets) 3) a couple of vintage Rolex Submariners (Gus’s late-1980s and Bill’s late-1960s) 4) a vintage Omega TV-face watch (Ian’s) 5) Bill’s real-ass faint-worthy John Lobb wingtips. 

Spurred on by From Squalor to Baller’s post on replacement buttons (link), and suggestions from among others Horizontal Justice, I ordered some new horn buttons from BespokeButtons on eBay and had my tailor switch them out on my thrifted Kiton navy blazer.  For about $30 bucks all in I’ve now doubled my investment in this jacket.

Thanks for the inspiration, guys.  


Summer is San Francisco’s strangest season because it only seems to come when it’s not actually summer. And so while the rest of the country has been experiencing rain, snow, and other frigid weather, the last few weeks in San Francisco have been absolutely gorgeous.

It’s the type of weather that encourages you to hang out on your friend’s patio, drink beer, and talk theories about House of Cards and True Detective.

Don’t be envious though. Today, the rain has come back to the Bay Area, which means the next time summer decides to come back, it might already be October.

I’m sure you’ll agree this is an outstanding combo by @fromsqualortoballer - classic, formal and very well put together. 👏👏👏

#suit #gray #suitup #tie #shoes #men #guyswithstyle #dapper #formal #stylish #classic #mensfashion #mydapperself #cool #pocketsquares #shirt #style #ootd #saturday #inspiration #suitandtie #sunglasses #outfit #classy

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Well worn and patched #levis #LVC thanks to the tailor shop at the Levis flagship store in SF. These 10+ year old jeans have been there many times taking on abut more individual personality with each visit. #jeans #sanfrancisco #denim #sfblogger #maidenlane photo by @fromsqualortoballer #styleforum #menswear #fashion #style (at Maiden Lane)

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