Instead of Rent: August, 2013

The moderately and (very) immoderately priced goods that I’d rather spend it on this month.

Engineered Garments Beach Jacket
100% cotton jersey
Made in NYC
Best Price: $207.00 (SHIPPED) at Novoid Plus

Lumina x Parrot Canvas Tote
100% cotton canvas body
Riveted leather straps
Made in North Carolina
Best Price: $38.00 (FREE SHIPPING) at Lumina Clothing

Industry of All Nations Faja Belt
100% cotton
Responsibly made in Argentina
Best Price: $19.00 (PRE-SHIPPING) at Industry of All Nations

Birkenstock Boston Clogs
Leather upper
Cork / latex sole
Made in Germany
Best Price: $114.95 (FREE SHIPPING) at Dodd’s Shoe Co.

Homespun Coalminer Henley
100% cotton slub terry
Pearl buttons
Made in Canada
Best Price: $78.00 (SHIPPED) at Inventory

Earl’s Apparel 4 Pocket Fatigue Pants
8.5 oz., 100% cotton twill
Made in Texas
Best Price: $27.20 (PRE-SHIPPING) at All Seasons Uniforms

  • Roy

    These are so great. Every time.

    • Brad

      Thanks Roy!

  • Rick

    I’m with Roy. They are definitely one of my favorite features.

  • James

    Excellent choices… Are the pants o.d. sateen or o.d. 50/50’s?

    • Brad

      Thanks @James. The ones pictured are sateen.

  • Mike

    Great choices. How does the EG Beach Jacket fit? Is it a very trim/ tight fit or closer true to size? I usually wear 42/50/L when i comes to suits, jackets and shirts but have to size up for trim fits like Gant Rugger (Bough he Hopsack in 52 and it is fitted on me).

    • Brad

      @Mike – EG runs slim, but not super slim. I usually wear a 39 or 40 suit, and am a small in EG. That said, I got the beach jacket in medium because I wanted it to be bit roomier, and also so I wouldn’t have to worry about it shrinking in the wash.

  • Mike

    Holy cow – Sorry for the typos. Never a good thing to use thick wine-filled thumbs when on vacation.

    Thanks, Brad. I ordered two of them, one in L and one in XL so I can check the size and fit. Given that I do work out (A lot), the problem areas are usually biceps (Go figure …) and chest/ lats area.

    The store where I ordered gave the same feedback than you: Slim but not as slim as the Bedford, so we see. Tough to find any of them available but I did find them and on sale (Score, I hope) …