The Mall

I had to get a new battery for my Swiss Army Renegade, so I stopped by the mall yesterday during lunch. The watch is really beat up, but I love it. It has traveled quite a few miles, but has many more to go.

I decided to walk around the mall while I was waiting. I didn’t have time to walk through the anchor stores, but was able to stop at a few places. Here is some of what I saw that I liked:

(Clockwise from top left)
1. Vintage Milwaukee Braves hat from Lids: Kickin’ it old school
2. Extra Slim Fit Washed Oxford Sport Shirt from Brooks Brothers: BB joins the ‘washed’ party
3. “Collegiate Green” striped watch strap from J. Crew: This one would be fun to wear out. Reminds me of the Smart Turnout offerings (ADG – I haven’t forgotten about your offer).
4. “Aubergine” solid watch strap from J. Crew: Really cool garnet color – maybe for my Renegade?
5. Red Chambray Shirt from Gap: It’s as cool as everyone says.
6. Slim Fit Multi Stripe Fun Sport Shirt from Brooks Brothers: Disgustingly awesome.
7. Solid Board Shorts from Gap: The white detailing gave it a more ‘grown up’ look.
8. O-Ring Woven Web Belt from Martin & Osa: Only $20.
I didn’t pull the trigger on anything, but I don’t feel like it was a wasted trip. I picked up the re-powered watch and a #1 combo from Chick-Fil-A and headed back to the office.


  1. L.A.S
    04/17/2010 / 5:34 PM

    Chik-Fil-A is always the best thing to buy when hitting the mall. I hope you got that signature sauce…

  2. Paul
    04/19/2010 / 5:28 PM

    I've got that Collegiate Green strap… it looks great!

  3. Anonymous
    06/04/2010 / 8:44 PM

    I just stumbled across your blog and I've really enjoyed reading it. I was wondering what your thoughts were concerning the Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit Shirt. I am a pretty slim build (6'1, 180 lbs) yet tend to eschew the trendy "extra slim" cut scene but I found that the Extra Slim in the sport shirt fit quite well (almost identical to a Slim Fit dress shirt). I imagine the Extra Slim in the dress shirt would in fact be a little too tight.

    So, what are your thoughts? Have you bought an extra slim shirt yet?

    Thanks, JRS

  4. JRS
    06/07/2010 / 12:40 AM

    L.A.S – You know it…

    Paul – I do like the strap – it's been getting a lot of use this Summer.

    Anon – My experience is that a dress shirt should fit, but not look 'painted on'. I have only tried on the Extra Slim Fit Shirt, and thought it was too tight. My preference from BB is the regular Slim Fit (preferably must-iron).

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