Mail Check: Tie and Watch Band

Tie: Brooks Brothers paisley.  $8.00 eBay find and a gorgeous group of colors.  Watch band to change things up with my regular watch.  It’s cheap, but it fits me and the watch: $1.86 shipped from China.  It’s very lightweight, which I like because the watch is so heavy.

Brooks Brothers Tie and Black and Red Watch BandUpdate: See this tie featured in one of my YouTube Q&A videos.

 

Mail check: Brooks Brothers Pocket Square

Won an auction on eBay for this great looking, brand new (original packaging and wrappings) pocket square from Brooks Brothers.  It’s plaid with pink, blue, white, and navy.  Should go great with a pink tie or a navy tie.  Price with shipping: $9.25, retail: $20.00

Brooks Brothers Plaid Pocket Square

Men’s Style Q and A 01

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A first for me, a video where I answer your style questions. These questions came to me via Facebook over the course of ten days.  It would be nice if they picked up.  I titled this one Men’s Style Q and A 01, and it would be great if I could go on to do a 02.

Friends (Wednesday Poetry Break)

Two people on paths that wind
continuously around and about
Through cities and years, friends
both old and new, and much more.
Schoolmates, roommates, Best “Man”
by my side in the Maternity Ward.
These paths aren’t running concurrent
and who can really know why?
This I do know: If I need you, you’ll be there
because we’ll always be friends.

Doyle R. Clark II
January 14, 2015

Saphir shoe rescue

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As I purchased them from eBay. $24 (shipping included)
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No treatment close up.
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Saphir Renovateur applied to shoe on left versus untreated shoe on right.
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After an application of Saphir Pate De Luxe wax shoe polish (mahogany).
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After polishing with a horsehair brush.
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Close up shot of a weekend’s work.
Before (left) and after (right).
Before (left) and after (right).