Brian’s Box: Bass Dirty Bucks, LL Bean OCBD, and More

Vintage Bass Dirty Bucks, LL Bean OCBD, and More

I should really work on folding shirts more elegantly. But, to be pedantic, nothing about a 60-40 LL Bean OCBD is elegant, it’s about looking refined yet casual, you know? It’s like having a 35 year old Jeep Wagoneer but not telling anyone you paid $12,000 in refurbishment, which I guess is what the entirety of this box is. I just want everyone to know that you could buy 300 months of Comma Vintage for the same price as a your Wagoneer refurbishments. It’s an easy choice.  Continue reading

Adam’s Box: Vintage golf jacket, A hoagie hat, and more.

Vintage Trucker Hat, Vintage Golf Jacket

The Dream Team! The Dream Sandwich! The Dream Band! I have a soft spot for 1984, which to me is the perfect cassette album. It’s maybe 30 minutes of music, includes “Jump,” “Panama,” and “Hot For Teacher,” and the title track is just ambient noise. (I forgot to write all of this in the letter.) I also forgot to mention that rad tie clip on the collar of the jacket. I mentioned everything else below. Continue reading

Alexander’s Box: A Made in Canada Levi’s Trucker

Made in Canada Levi's Trucker

I wish there were more vintage Levi’s Trucker Jackets in the world. I’ve got a few I keep to myself, but I get excited when one pops up to be shared. No one’s ever disappointed, it seems. This one features the numeric sizing of the late 80s but, incidentally, is made in Canada. The good news is I love Canada. The other news is the jacket’s gone to Sweden. Read the full letter below:  Continue reading

Matt’s Box: Allen Edmond’s Loafers and a Brooks Brothers Oxford

Alled Edmonds Tassle Loafers; Brooks Brothers Oxford

Sometimes, when I find a couple things that go well together, a subscriber gets a heck of a box. That’s how I feel about this one, anyway. It’s not often I ship out Allen Edmonds shoes. And it’s not often I ship out Brooks Brother’s shirts. It’s never happened that I ship them out together, but here we are. Also, I’m running out of things to say about tie clips. Finally, yes, this was photographed atop a table tennis table. Read the full letter below:  Continue reading

Zach’s Box: Nylon Bomber, Selvage Flannel, and more

I’ve been finding a lot of selvage fabric lately, the kind where the maker never thought selvage was meaningful. There’s no “ID” stripe, no exposed selvage, no label on the neck, just a self-edge of the fabric under the placket. Consider this a friendly reminder that vintage selvage fabric exists for no other reason than it was convenient and economical to produce. Remember also, that vintage nylon bomber jackets are incredible.

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Colton’s Box: Jolt Cola Jacket, Colorblock Oxford, Socks!

Jolt Cola Nylon Jacket, Colorblock oxfordColton is the only person to ever tell me that he wanted socks. Well, we gave him socks. But we gave him some other great stuff, too: The colorblocking on the oxford, in particular, I find to be inimitable. And hey, Jolt Cola! That jacket may not make you run faster, but it will definitely energize your day for 90 minutes before a terrible caffeine crash. Read the full letter below Continue reading

Jack’s Box: Striped Tee, the Fox Collection, And More

 

I’m a sucker for a striped tee shirt, probably because it’s nothing I would ever buy new. Who walks into J. Crew and says, “Yes. These stripes in these colors are exactly what I want today.” Not me, though we can discuss the merits of j’Crew another time. What matters now is that Jack received some awesome color in the mail. Take a look at that plaid, for example! And the blue of that shirt. Good golly. Spring is here. Continue reading

Oliver’s Box: LL Bean Flannel, Crewneck Sweatshirt, and more.

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There’s this odd line of finding something genuinely related to a subscriber’s life versus inventing a relationship that may not exist. I know that Oliver lives in New Jersey, for example, but I have no idea whether he’s actually been to Jersey City, where he’d find the restaurant advertised on this crewneck sweatshirt. It’s a stretch, perhaps. Then again, he did say he could use a new grey crewneck sweatshirt. I think I did better with the hat. Continue reading

Ryan’s Box: Long-sleeve Tee, Patterned Sweater, Hanes 50-50

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Ryan’s one of my longest tenured subscribers, so finding new pieces for him is at once rewarding and challenging. On the one hand, it’s hard to find something truly new, but on the other, he’s provided useful feedback and I’m starting to get a real sense of what he likes. So, I took some risks with this box but I think they’ll pay off. If you read this, Ryan, do let me know!  Continue reading