Sep 13, 2016 - Things to Do

Trading in my 8th grade golf look for legit menswear at Tabor. 5 styles from $130.

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Unlike Cam Newton, I’m not a stylish guy. But now that I’m old, it’s time to up my game. On a Saturday, my son and I went to Tabor to see how a startup dad can upgrade his look. We shopped for about an hour. Here’s the before and after.

My current look

What I’m Wearing:

  • $(?) golf shirt.
  • $69 Nike Air Max shoes.
  • $12 NoDa hat.
  • $40 Bonobos shorts.
  • $4 Nike calf high socks.

Quick Self-Assessment:
Candidly, I do feel like an 8th grade lacrosse player that’s about to go play golf with his dad. I do love the sneakers though.

I loved the people putting stuff on my body.

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I’m scared of shopping. Seriously. That said, I found my experience at Tabor to be much more casual that I anticipated. Being an unstylish guy, I was pretty intimidated before meeting the warm staff.

Tabor is serious about the fit.

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I bought a $400 suit from Jos A Banks about two years ago and I look like I’m swimming in it even though they measured me. I guess I was looking for cheap – and that’s exactly what I got.

The experience at Tabor was night and day.

(1) Weekend Ted

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What I’m Wearing:

RRL Shawl Collar Sweater $495

Tellason Chambray Shirt $185

Tellason Fatigue Pant $198

Common Projects Suede Chukka $395

Quick Self-Assessment:
Pants were incredibly comfortable and I think I could pull off the sweater. I think.

(2) Date Night Ted

weekend ted

What I’m Wearing:

Tellason Indigo Canvas Jean $220

Engineered Garments Blackwatch Blazer $480

RRL Pin Dot Polo $185

Common Projects New Court Mid-Suede Sneaker $395

Quick Self-Assessment:
My wife would love me 3x more if I looked like this when we went on our date night to Rooster’s (our go-to spot). Even though the jacket is a stretch, I feel like I can pull off this entire outfit. Also, cool shoes make a difference.

(3) Work Ted

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What I’m Wearing:

A.P.C. Navy Wool Topcoat $675

Officine Generale Gingham Button Up $245

3×1 Slim Selvage Denim $245

Common Projects New Court Mid-Suede Sneaker $395

Dries Van Noten Cognac Leather Belt $228

  • Thom Browne Briefcase $2900

Quick Self-Assessment:
Love the shirt. Love the jeans. I do feel self conscious with these trench coat type jackets, but maybe I need to get over it. 

(4) Fireside Chat Ted

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What I’m Wearing:

Tellason Indigo Canvas Jean $220

Engineered Garments Tattersall Button Up $288

A.P.C.  Striped Sweater $310

Common Projects New Court Mid-Suede Sneaker $395

Quick Self-Assessment:
This makes me feel like I work at a cool Silicon Valley startup and I love it.

(5) Cool Dad Ted

What I’m Wearing:

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Dries Van Noten Long Sleeve Tee $130

Alex Mill Merino Sweater Jacket $230

Officine Generale Italian Flannel Trouser $375

Common Projects New Court Low-Top Suede Sneaker $395

Quick Self-Assessment:
This jacket makes me feel like I need a pipe on the porch of an English countryside cottage and I like it.

Which outfit is a must-buy for me?

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Need plans for this upcoming weekend?

Tabor and SOCO Gallery are hosting the first ever Bungalow Social this Saturday (9/17). It’s going to be a ultra-cool event celebrating some of the best in art, music and men’s fashion.

BUNGALOW SOCIAL Mark your calendar for the first #bungalowsocial @taborclt and @socogallery on September 17 featuring @belstaff @engineeredgarments @billykirkinc #421providence #tabormen #socogallery

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Expect impressive guest appearances, delicious BBQ and Sycamore brews.

Plus, it’s free. Details here.

(Note: This content was co-created with Tabor.)

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