Monthly Archives: November 2011

Why You Mad?! Online Store

We have opened our online store and are offering alligator elbow patches.  In the next few weeks, more products willl be coming in. For now, steez up your jackets.

Black Alligator Elbow Patches 3 Why You Mad?! Online Store

Black Alligator Elbow Patches Why You Mad?! Online Store

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Ask Me Volume 1

I have received various questions throughout the months and here are some of them.  Feel free to ask me questions.

“I was hooked when you showed your vintage braided nautical hook belt. I’m looking for something similar all the time on the internet…” – Chris W.

I have not seen a braided nautical hook belt anywhere, however Orvis has a belt with a similar hook mechanism.

Leather Nautical Hook Belt Ask Me Volume 1

“I am looking to buy a Thom Browne suit, what color would you recommend? Gray or navy?” – Alister E.

I would go with a gray Thom Browne suit. It is their flagship product and gray goes well with virtually anything. If you can, I would try to scoop up one of the older American made suits. These U.S. made suits are either manufactured by Oxxford or Rocco Ciccarelli. The older suits are superior in quality compared to the newer Japanese made products.  Check ebay for older suits.

“You look like you are the same size as me. Where do you buy your shirts?” – Luther S.

Uniqlo +J is the best bang for your buck ($50 a shirt). I highly recommend them; pretty decent fabrics and the fit is great. I usually get the slim fit versions. If you want something more high-end got for Brooks Brothers Black Fleece. Superior quality and the price points are not outrageous.

Uniqlo +J shirts Ask Me Volume 1

“Where did you get your green backpack?” – Andrew K.

I get this question a lot. I got my Swiss Army backpack a few years ago at an army surplus store in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  One day, I used the backpack instead of my attache case and ever since then, my Swiss Army backpack has been my go-to bag. If you want a similar one check eBay.

Why “Why You Mad?!”? – Christopher R.

I grew up on the NikeTalk forums and the term was used a lot on there. That’s why. And yes, I was a sneakerhead.

Can I put your photos on my Tumblr? – Jake M.

Yes, just remember to source the pictures. Internet Etiquette 101.

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Feel free to ask me things. Anything.

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Peal and Company – A Briggs Bag

Swaine Adney Brigg Briefcase Peal and Company   A Briggs Bag

Technically speaking, this bag is from Swaine Adney Briggs but was manufactured with the Peal and Company label. Peal & Co. was a very popular shoemaker during the early part of the century.  They gained tremendous popularity in the United States when Brooks Brothers started carrying their products, the most well known item were their loafers. My father would often tell me how he owned five or six pairs of loafers as they had incredibly thin soles.  In the 1960s, Peal started to lose many of their craftsmen and they had a difficult time replacing them and this lead to the end of Peal and Company. Upon closure, Peal sold their label to Brooks Brother and to this very day Brooks Brothers still creates “Peal and Company” products.

Peal and Company Bag Peal and Company   A Briggs Bag

Peal and Co. Buckle Peal and Company   A Briggs Bag

Peal and Company interior Peal and Company   A Briggs Bag

This Brooks Brothers Peal and Company briefcase is based off the 
Swaine Adney Briggs Lombard model.