Ed Driscoll

Trust Not The Heart Of That Man For Whom Old Clothes Are Not Venerable

Via the Pajamas motherblog and TigerHawk, SportsProf has a great post on the joys of old L.L. Bean duds. I’ll second that emotion–somehow, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, my mom got stuck on L.L. Bean for much of her Christmas shopping; I still have L.L. Bean clothes from that era that hold up astonishingly well. Come to think of it–including the plaid button-down shirt I’m wearing as I type this!

It also highlights one of the rules of menswear: if you avoid the latest outfits touted by GQ and other mens’ magazines, you’ll save a ton of money, by avoiding styles that rapidly go out of fashion.