Instead of Rent: March, 2014

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


Super Paloma Sunglasses
Plastic body
Zeiss lenses
Made in Italy
Best Price: $142.95 (FREE SHIPPING) at Go Optic

Cadet Aviator Jacket
65% poly / 35% cotton twill
Custom knit rib on the neck, cuffs and waist
Two-way brass YKK zipper
Made in USA
Best Price: $298.00 (FREE SHIPPING) at Cadet

MAKR Ring Belt
Wicket & Craig English Bridle leather
Antique brass hardware
Made in USA
Best Price: $95.00 (PRE-SHIPPING) at MAKR

Kapital Pink Stripe Socks
100% cotton
Made in Japan
Best Price: $40.00 (PRE-SHIPPING) at The Bureau Belfast

Veja Esplar Sneakers
Vegetable tanned leather upper
Sustainably harvested Amazonian rubber soles
Responsibly made in Brazil
Best Price: $136.00 (PRE-SHIPPING) at Veja

Beams+ Oxford Shirt
100% cotton
Branded pearlescent buttons
Made in Japan
Best Price: $135.00 (PRE-SHIPPING) at End Clothing

Bluer Denim Jeans
100% cotton Cone Mills selvedge denim
Made in USA
Best Price: $148.00 (FREE SHIPPING) at Bluer Denim

  • Obi

    Are you familiar with Beams+ Oxfords? If so, are these slimmer than Gitman Vintage Oxfords?

    • Well Spent

      Yes, they run one size smaller. So if you’re a M in GV, you’d be a L in B+.

  • Watcho

    Yo I have a pair of ‘lesser’ Bluers (Tate Rinse Slim Straight, $98 – bought with a 20% coupon!) and they’re far and away the best jeans I’ve ever worn. Lotsa compliments, they feel great, and I like the super minimal look of the pockets.