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 Post subject: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:14 pm 
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Fall officially starts a week from today – September 22nd. I can't wait! Just to get us pumped for this BEST of Ivy Style seasons, here's a picture from the 1930s of a Yale v Harvard Football game. It's one of my all-time favorite pix!

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Camelhair Polo coats and light colored Fedoras carried the day and despite the Great Depression, there are a LOT of Polo Coats among the attendees!

To me, nothin' beats Polo Coat weather!

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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:37 pm 
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Bill, I love that photograph too. In addition to polo coats, I'm also struck by the number of men in Chesterfields with black velvet collars. Also more than a few raccoon coats.

In terms of the literary arts, I would submit the first half-dozen pages of Salinger’s Franny and Zooey as among the most evocative of the Ivy League on a football weekend.

BTW my father, who was Yale ’48, has a great story about driving up to Cambridge one year for the Harvard-Yale game and stealing the flag from the porch of the Harvard faculty club.


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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:40 am 
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I love fall. Brown and brook trout spawning. The boat shoes I have worn all summer get subjected to the hairy eyeball, ie. "Should I chuck these now, or wait until spring cleaning?" Gradually adding layers. Digging out the moleskins and hoping they fit. "Where did I put those wool ties?" Leaves. (And leaf-peepers, unfortunately.)

I wouldn't care about the leaf-peepers except they have a terrible habit of pulling over abruptly on roads with no shoulder, opening the car doors without looking, and standing in the road taking selfies against the colorful backdrop, again without looking to see if anyone's coming.

And of course the appearance of odd squashes at the grocery store. I never see anybody buy one.


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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:23 pm 
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It's in the 60s here today and I'm wearing socks (without wearing rain boots) for the first time in many months

But I've already seen a couple of people in down jackets

It tends to be a very gradual shift in apparel for me, where sport coats, vest, and light jackets start to get worked in in the next few weeks, sweaters a few weeks after that, tweeds and outerwear last but not least (usually closer to Thanksgiving than the start of fall)

The last few years I haven't fully switched wardrobes until some point in November, which is not to say I'm wearing madras in October, just that the heavy stuff doesn't come out of the basement until then

To be fair, I do tend to run a little hot, but I mostly blame global warming

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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:49 pm 
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Around 80 and rainy yesterday. The rain stopped and it's back to the high 90s every day here in Arizona.

I'll be wearing Madras on Saturday when I have lunch is Scottsdale, where the current prediction is for around 100.

Looking northwest from the back porch yesterday during the rain.

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 Post subject: Autumn colors via J. Press
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:47 am 
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^ Because we all want to pay more to look like we're constantly wearing name tags

I don't get this at all - to be fair some Rowing Blazers stuff looks nice (have you seen their corduroy suiting?!) but a lot of it is head scratching

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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:00 pm 
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LC. Those are all pull-off stickers. I'm pretty sure you were teasing me! Yep, one still has to guess if some well-dressed guy is wearing Brooks or J. Press.

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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:36 pm 
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Billax wrote:
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LC. Those are all pull-off stickers. I'm pretty sure you were teasing me! Yep, one still has to guess if some well-dressed guy is wearing Brooks or J. Press.
Some of the Press ads show models wearing the stickers. It's a bit odd, and potentially confusing to those not "in the know."

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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:02 pm 
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Everything I'm getting from a quick Google search refers to the chest patches as "labels" not stickers. Are you sure about the stickers thing Bill?

https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/rowing-b ... ollection/

Also when you zoom in on the Rowing Blazers site, you can sorta see what looks like stitching attaching whatever you wanna call that thing on the chest:

https://rowingblazers.com/collections/shaggy-dog

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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:02 pm
Everything I'm getting from a quick Google search refers to the chest patches as "labels" not stickers. Are you sure about the stickers thing Bill?

https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/rowing-b ... ollection/

Also when you zoom in on the Rowing Blazers site, you can sorta see what looks like stitching attaching whatever you wanna call that thing on the chest:

https://rowingblazers.com/collections/shaggy-dog
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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:45 pm 
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I am not AT ALL sure that J. Press avoids stupidity such as this. The Shaggy Dog sweaters with the sewn on patched appear to be a Rowing Blazers/J. Press Collaboration.

The Rowing Blazers website shows the sweaters with the sewn on logo, as shown here:

https://rowingblazers.com/collections/shaggy-dog

The J. Press website shows their Shaggy Dog sweaters without sewn on chest logos.

https://jpressonline.com/collections/sweaters

This looks like a trendy play by Rowing blazers, whose customers may like those sewn on J. Press chest logos

Every so often, J. Press does something stupid. This appears to be one of those times. Every so often, I do something stupid. This appears to be one of those times.

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 Post subject: Re: The Autumnal Equinox
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It makes sense that the patches are permanently attached. How else can they justify a $50 bump on the price charged by Press?


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