Budget I haven't held a steady job this school year, so my funds are running a little low. Thankfully, my parents are fronting the money for the suit and are allowing me to work off the cost of everything (we're splitting it 50/50). That being said, I'm fairly limited on how much I can spend on a suit, shirt, tie, and shoes.
Sunday morning discussion: how brand-loyal are you?
I usually do laundry on Sunday mornings, and as I was hanging up a row of identical Brooks Brothers ocbds, I started thinking about the question of brand loyalty. They're the only ocbds I wear, most of the jeans I wear regularly are LVC '47s, I have a dozen Ebbets caps and almost nothing else, I go to work and travel with one (or more) Filson bags, and from May through September I'm wearing a pair of Quoddy bluchers and Patagonia stand-up shorts 5 days out of 7. Part of that is the fit and quality, of course, but I'm not sure that's the whole story