Spring & Summer, 2015

Calling on me like a young OG. I’m a classic man. Selected outfits from late Spring to early August ’15. Continuing a major theme of CollegeTrad, this article includes examples of Rule #10 (proving that nice clothes can be affordable if you know how to shop!) Café lunch with lady friend. One of my favorite dress shirts. Picked up my first pair of Donnelly’s as my most tapered chino, less

Spring & Summer, 2014

Official party anthem of Summer ’14 I apologize for the absence of updated porn stash pics (…completely disregarded Winter ’13…), so finally here are a few select outfits I have worn in the later parts of spring through the current first half of summer for your inspiration. Keeping to the mission statement of CollegeTrad, I highlighted below a few pick clothing items that obey Rule #10. Birthday dinner on a

Autumn, 2013

“…The Orvis Adventures Canoe makes this picture..” I’ve stated numerously that Autumn and Winter are my favorite clothing seasons. It’s the thesis of combination: layers, fabrics, colors. I like to sprinkle in a dash of flavor that compliment the season to serve as an appetizer. Here, for an early Fall Saturday, I partnered earthy tones of brown and olive on the backdrop of cool blue from James Tattersall and the

Winter, 2012

School formal. Normally I advocate a suit, if not a tux, but since people have treated the event as semi-formal in years past, I decided to ease it up this time around. The bowtie is reversible with a dark blue dotted side, more festive than a satin black tie while keeping to the elegant affair. The theme this year happen to be “Fire and Ice” so the red underscore played

Autumn – Early Winter, 2012

Holidays, hot chocolate, and warm blankets. The best time of the year! To reference a common theme of this blog- that clothes do not have to be expensive (See: Rule #10)- I’ve added notes to specific prized hunts that I’ve scored over the past year. J. Press OCBD with Flap Pocket, Trim fit, made in USA, $55 with 30% plus add. 20% sale online (originally $100) Bills Khakis Original Twill,

Early Summer, 2012

Ahh summer. Bring on the mosquitoes, the afternoon storms, the crowded beaches, the beating humidity, and the short skirts! Time to rock the pastels and hairy legs. Casual attire Brooks Brothers Slim fit gingham sport shirt Lands End navy surcingle belt Duck Head shorts, hemmed to 7″ inseam Allen Edmonds Westchester loafers, made in USA Ray Ban aviators Seiko 5 watch Vacation in Charlotte, NC to visit some family. Walking

Late Fall – Early Winter, 2011

If there’s one good thing about colder weather, it’s being able to use the fullest extent of your wardrobe. Summer is for the minimal; shorts, polo, and boat shoes will get you by. But its the winter season that offers the best opportunity to show off your elegant sartorial knowledge. My family and I took a trip to the Appalachians in the height of the Autumn leaf change to escape

Late Summer, 2011

July 4th celebrations You may not be able to tell here, but this outfit is subtly patriotic. The polo is a dark red/burgundy shade, the seersucker shorts are blue and white, and my Volunteer Traditions belt sums it all together. Originally was going to wear an OCBD, but it was an extremely humid afternoon where I watched the events and fireworks. Brooks Brothers polo J Crew seersucker shorts Volunteer Traditions

c. 2010

Was digging through my computer and found these older outfit pics that I somehow forgot to post. They were taken during last school year’s Fall 2010 semester for a thread on the AAAC clothing forum. I’ve also included, thanks to my otherwise vestigial clothing memory, prices at which I’ve gotten each item to support the idea of thrifting and spending on a budget. I will be posting new articles and

April 2011

Easter service and barbecue lunch Anderson-Little Blue Blazer, Made in USA LL Bean OCBD Brooks Brothers Seersucker Pants Nordstrom Madras tie, vintage LL Bean belt, vintage, Made in USA Cole Haan saddle bucks, vintage, Made in USA Persol polarized sunglasses Casual outing with friends Ralph Lauren OCBD Ralph Lauren Chino Shorts, tailored to 8″ inseam Leatherman Ltd. Belt Sperry Boat Shoes Closeup of the belt School function, TFM. (Oh and

January 2011

Church service. Land’s End Canvas Shawl Cardigan L.L. Bean OCBD Brooks Brothers #1 Repp Tie J. Crew Broken In Chinos Clarks Desert Boots School Day. Gap Pea Coat Jos. A Bank Cashmere V Neck Sweater J. Crew Gingham OCBD Ralph Lauren Belt Ralph Lauren Chinos Cole Haan Pinch Penny Loafers School Day. Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover, Made in USA, eBay for $10 (Love this sweater!) Ralph Lauren Peach University

My porn stash. Dec. ’10

Christmas Semi-Formal Party BB twill sports coat LL Bean OCBD, trim fit BB Clark corduroy pants Wool Tie, thrift Tie Clip, gift J Crew Belt with Engine Turned Buckle Christmas Night, midnight church mass -Gap Pea Coat -BB Clark corduroy pants -Cole Haan Pinch penny loafers -Gap scarf, made in Italy, gift Same outfit as above, coat removed -BB shawl cardigan -Critter Tie, thrift Same outfit -The pants are royal