Christmas Wish List

These are the five items that I really hope Santa leaves under the tree for me this year.

1) Alden - Cordovan Norwegian Front Blucher Oxford - in "Dark Burgundy Cordovan" $615 - Realistically I will probably get a non-cordovan pair, that is $440.

2) Gitman Vintage - Pinpoint Oxford Button-down - this wonderful shirt is 100% Cotton and American made, produced on the east coast. It features a v-stitch pocket, box pleat, and narrow split yolk. The back collar buttons down for business, or can be popped for parties. A beautiful shirt, fairly priced at $132.

3) Patagonia - Lightweight R4 Jacket - The R4 Jacket is made from a warm, durable, microfleece, combined with a full-stretch laminate for windproof protection in cold conditions. I have always wanted a nice Patagonia fleece, and although I prefer a vintage deep pile fleece, I do not want my loved ones scouring Ebay and the local thrift stores to find one. $225

4) J.Crew - Whitman Tweed Herringbone Sport Coat - I need more tweed and other sport coats as I expand my wardrobe and this J.Crew coat with the herringbone pattern is a prime target. Make sure to take advantage of the 15% student discount, if you still have a college id card, and can pass as a student. $265 retail price, but but would cost my wife $225.

5) Sperry x J.Crew - Original Nubuck Chukka Boat Shoes - although these are a little steep, the 15% student discount plays to my advantage again. I love Sperry boat shoes and need a new pair, and do not want to drop the money for Quoddys, although they are awfully tempting. I love the chambray lining detail of these, as well as the fact that they are chukkas, not low tops. $125


L.A.S said...

I like the list, but a few thoughts good sir...

1. Getting Alden's but not going with longwings...gasp!
2. Gitman Vintage is a fantastic choice, but those Hamilton 1886 shirts are taking over.
3. J. Crew Sperry's are nice, but don't you want the contrast white sole that comes on the non collaboration original?

I hope Santa hooks a brother up...

A said...


Thanks for showing interest here and I appreciate the insightful questions you have and I admire your knowledge!

I like Alden wingtips and longwings. I just already have a couple pairs of longwings in the closet, and dont need anymore, especially at ~$500.

I really liked the Hamilton 1866 project and the shirts look good, but I have been lusting after a Gitman shirt for some time now, so it is my priority. I am actually more interested in Gant Rugger than the Hamilton shirts to be honest!

I like the color and details on the J.Crew x Sperry better, and the white sole really turns me off actually.

Appreciate the discussion and really thoughtful recommendations!