Instead of Rent: January, 2015

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


Aran Crafts Irish Aran Crew Neck Sweater
100% pure new wool
Made in Ireland
$74.95 at Aran Crafts

Individualized Classic Oxford Shirt
100% cotton oxford cloth
Made in USA
$195.00 $119.00 at End Clothing

Rock Face Union Suit
100% American-grown cotton
Made in USA
$40.00 $29.99 at Amazon

Crescent Down Works Italian Vest
60% cotton / 40% nylon shell
Goose down filling
Nylon ripstop lining
Leather-backed brass snap buttons
Made in USA
$275.00 $192.00 at Independence

Raleigh Denim Graham Slim Fit Jeans
100% cotton denim
$198.00 $118.80 at East Dane

Paraboot Avoriaz Boots
100% leather upper and lining
Goodyear welted rubber commando sole
Nickel eyelets and speed hooks
Made in France
$412.00 at Arthur Knight

Shuron Freeway Sunglasses
Plastic frames and lenses
Made in USA
$148.95 at Go Optic

Wigwam 40 Below Socks
50% wool / 48% nylon / 2% spandex
Made in USA
$10.39 at Amazing Socks

  • Watcho

    Scored that Rock Face union suit last week (no red, booooo) and I’m pulling the Ball & Buck pewter lambswool shawl cardigan, but that Irish sweater is making a strong case. Forget lumberjacks, Quinn from Jaws is the new style icon fellas. I gotta be up in Buffalo next week, where I hear it’s colder than one typically finds here in TX. Something called ’40 Below Socks’ should probably get 2-day’d here pronto. Great list!

  • Paul J

    That sweater becomes much less of a good deal when you factor in $35 shipping and the customs charges FedEx is going to hit you with a week after you get it.

    • Watcho

      Take $10 off w/code ‘newsletter’ and it’s still a pretty reasonable buy at $99.