Peter Goes Shopping

It is Saturday afternoon, I am off doing errands and checking out the latest treasures to be found at Revolve.  With his workout and visit to mother accomplished, where then does Peter go?  Home Depot? No…Macy’s? No…LLBean? Of course no!  Peter heads to The Rack – the Nordstrom Rack, a great place to find European brand clothing and shoes at tremendously discounted prices, somewhat like the former Filene’s Basement. There is one in Burlington,  but the best one is on Boylston Street in Boston, which is where he went on this particular day.  How to have success?  Know what you need (focus) and know what brands you like.021John Varvatos is one of Peter’s favorite labels, very cool and edgy, high price points in their Copley shop, but bargains at The Rack…Peter was looking for a casual jacket as an alternative to leather, and this JV was a great find – imagine it without the summer polo, maybe add a scarf…what’s so great about it?  Fit and fabric: Slim fit and fleece free. 🙂001


Another item he was on the hunt for were brown shoes with a tapered toe – yes, fellows, you CAN wear brown shoes with a navy suit. These by Magnanni are perfect for work or casual wear – with jeans or cords and a sport jacket…






Can always use new work shirts – these two both by Hugo Boss, both in slim fit…








Final purchases of this day were three ties by none other than John Varvatos. Very nice Peter! And you did this damage all by yourself…



Must end this post by showing a very special John Varvatos leather blazer that Peter splurged on last year in the Copley store…soft as butter, slim fit, and interesting button detail. Cranberry/gray silk scarf is also JV…varvatos-blazer Let me end by saying that Peter does not enjoy shopping as a fun pastime (yeah, like me)….what he has learned over time is that if you take the time to do it there are benefits.  Polished presentation. Added confidence.  Smile on wife’s face. 🙂

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  • Love that Peter shops for himself. My husband does on occasion (maybe twice per year?) but it’s either Macy’s or the L.L.Bean catalog. (Hey at least he buys something cashmere). Y’all look so happy in the last picture:)


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