Thrifty Thursdays: Sergio Valente brown neck tie

All winter, I searched for a grey wool tie, but alas, a brown tie will have to do. And for $1 and being skinny? Okay, twist my arm.

I don’t know who you are Sergio Valerie Valente, but your brown tie is beautiful. Go America.

jeff - Nice! Agreed on his logo, I haven’t worn it yet and it’s so damn soft.
I had done some googling and I found this article.
Some funny and some are true.

David - Nice find, Sergio Valente is a mid-to-high end designer sold in the likes of Nordstrom. His vintage stuff is the best because it was still all made in the USA. I also really dig his cow skull logo.

eBay: Steven Alan Vintage Hiking Parka

In the vein of Jeff’s post on Steven Alan’s spring looks, and considering I love outerwear for all seasons, I jumped on eBay to start looking for spring jackets and parkas in preparation for the rainy days on my college campus. I happened upon the Steven Alan Vintage Hiking Parka.

credit: shopedropoff

There’s a seller who’s got a decent stock of these things and they’re going for right around a hundred bucks (they retailed around $400). Granted, they are a season or two old, but a perfect jacket like this is timeless. If you’ve got the means, I highly suggest trying to pick one up.

cam - Blah, yes of course, Nicole. We apologize for the delay on the like there. The good news is that I just won one of your auctions? Haha, thanks for dropping by the blog.

Nicole Guarascio - That’s our eBay company that has those up right now. We also have great Steven Alan pieces for women. Please link us when you reference our products and photos so your readers can find us. Thank you,

happy valentines day

thrifted made in america pink plaid tie $1, rifle tie bar $5,
american apparel small white oxford $55, billtornade wool sportcoat $220 (reg: $680)
baldwin 14oz karabo “the henley” $198, skull-and-crossbone socks from target $2.50 and thrifted bass captoe shoes $5

Cheers, gentlemen.


My favorite looks from Steven Alan’s Spring 2011 Lookbook. I’ll just go ahead and assume that Cam would pick the same looks as his favorite, too. Steven Alan’s shirting is always spot on with a tailored fit. I haven’t tried his shorts, but I’m sure it’s spot on as well.

Mid-thigh shorts, bucks and sharp button-downs. Throw in a fedora and a bow-tie? Yes, please. You’re speaking my language, Mr. Alan. Short shorts and bright colors. 

Friday Find: Jack Spade Under $150 bags

I’ve had the number dialed into my phone before, seconds away from calling to order this bag:

jack spade bag in navy/green was $225, now $97.50
jack spade bag in red/purple was $195, now $136.50

Why you need a bag like this: You’re not in college anymore. I’ve always liked tote bags and hated carrying a messenger bag/crossbody. I never liked TimBuk2 bags when it comes to the commuting supplies. I’m sure they are totally worth it, but not my style. My Filson Tote can be a little drab with the colors and I like a pop every once in awhile, plus these would look dope in spring & summer.
And if you’re not ready for some color, then grab one of these:

jack spade bag in brown/black was $195, now $136.50

3 Jack Spade tote bags for under $150 bucks a pop? Deal.

Jacob - its funny cuz I now carry this as an addition to my tried and tru timbuk2.

Bailey Phillips - How cool is that bag! Those would look dope in spring and summer. I love the colors and the simplicity of the design.

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professor6pack - I bought the (not on sale/often out of stock) yellow version a few weeks ago. The rubber dip coated base matches the rubber dip coating on all of my Grandfather’s tools, which are now my tools. Awesomeness.

jordan - they are selling these bags for $99 on Gilt today if you haven’t picked one up yet