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Saturday, January 20, 2018



Ask the MB: Blue Blazer for Summer Wedding

Ask the MB: Blue Blazer for Summer Wedding

Q: Want to get your expert opinion on a blazer I'm looking at for a summer wedding in a few days. It's between this Vineyard Vines version (I would not go as preppy as the guy in the picture), this one from Golden Goose, and finally this one from MM by Mariomatteo. What you say, o' Fashionistas?
—Jamie

A: Let's break these down using a modified PMI Chart.

  Plus Minus Interesting Score
Vineyard Vines
—Horn Buttons (+2)
—Dual Vent (+3)
Ends at Nutbag (+4)
—Photographic Pairing with White Pants (+5)
—Strictly Spring/Summer (-3)
—Exposed Interlining on Flap Pockets (-3)
—Dated Lapels (-4)
—"Imported" (-1)
—Price [$395] (-2)
—VV founders do not inspire confidence; may actually register positively on the toolbag self-assessment (-5)
—Endorsed by John Kerry (-3)
-7
Golden Goose
—Functional Buttonholes (+3)
—Updated Lapels (+4)
Ends at Nutbag (+4)
—4-Season (+4)
—Made in Italy (+3)
—Patterned Fabric (-2)
—Single Vent (-1)
—S/M/L Sizing (-2)
—Price [$312] (-1)
—Golden Goose generally makes great gear (+3) 15
MM
—Price [$198] (+4)
—Dual Vent (+3)
—Patch Pockets (+4)
—4-Season (+4)
—Updated Lapels (+4)
Ends at Nutbag (+4)
—Made in Italy (+3)
—Non-functional Buttonholes (-3) —MB founders own MM blazers, and with some aftermarket buttonholing, they've been terrific buys (+5) 28

Considering a few items and can't decide? Ask away and we'll apply modified PMI methodology to your sartorial conundrums.

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  • 3 shots rye whiskey (or to taste)
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Peychaud's Bitters
  • quarter shot of Absinthe
  • lemon twist

Soak the sugar cube with the bitters and place in the bottom of a highball glass. Mash with the back of a spoon (or muddler, which we hope has not been used to make a Mojito), add the rye whiskey and fill the glass with ice. Stir for about 30 seconds and then strain into another lowball glass that has been rinsed with Absinthe and filled about halfway with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.


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