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It Pays to Know an International Man of Mystery

As the title above relates, it DOES. What did I find in my mailbox today? Only a beautiful Boca away kit, sent from Brooklyn, via Buenos Aires. Club Atlético Boca Juniors is an Argentine sports (futball) club based in the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It just so happens that my man, Agent 19, gets around. Pretty brilliant.

And it goes well with the toque that he got me from across the street from La Bombonera a couple years back. See below.

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What did I learn today? It always pays to know an International Man of Mystery. That, and those South American XXLs fit like a dream.

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Sounders FC

Bright and Brighter…

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Seer

Warm weather in my neck of the woods means creative and classic ways of still wearing long sleeve shirts. Seersucker is one of the best ways to go. LL Bean does a nice long sleeve that I’m really stoked on.

Next to some madras or a nice linen shirt, these are a great way to stay covered and cool in the warm months!

 

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Fred Perry button up

I got this red/white checkered button up Fred Perry quite a while ago (must be at least 5 years now).  I LOVE this shirt so much.  Like almost all of the Fred Perry stuff I’ve come across it lasts and keeps looking correct.

Single pocket. I love the light blue (“ice” I think they call it) of the wreath on the pocket.

Quality.

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Barbour Shirting. Classics.

Barbour.  A bit classic.  As my Father in law says  “Never was in style so it can never go out of style.”  Some can take that as a dig, but I like it!  Classic.  Proper.  I got all but one of these on the SUPER cheap at an outdoors shop out in the country.  I do love a long sleeve shirt!

Tattersall, Summer Soft, Tattersall Check, all quality.

 

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Burberry polo

Couple of nice Burberry polo shirts here.  These are from when they were still made in the UK.  I think some still are, but much of their stuff has been farmed out.  It’s a shame the price doesn’t reflect that.

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Madras

I LOVE thin shirts.  I get hot pretty easily, but I like a long sleeve shirt.  Madras are the best of both worlds.  The new ones don’t bleed all over the place, which is fine by me!  They look great a bit rumpled, or pressed.  They are casual, but can easily be more formal. 

I also love the story of the Madras.  The locals in India had this thin shirt, and being inspired by the tartans of the Scottish military there during the Raj, made the designes we know today as Madras shirts.  Interesting for any Post-Colonialists out there, for sure.  The new creation out of the old system. 

I’m not a huge Brooks Brother fanatic, but I will say that what they tend to do right, they do very well.  I scored these on a big sale and they are worth every penny.

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