Charleston Khakis Nantucket Reds

From the Urban Dictionary:

1. A Particular shade of red, bright with a slightly faded look.
2. Basically, it’s the WASPiest color ever.
Did you get the new J. Crew catalog? They have these really cute Nantucket Red khakis…
A Preppy tradion for over 50 years!

A Preppy Tradition for over 50 years! $79.95

A Preppy Tradition for over 50 years!

A Preppy Tradition for over 50 years! $59.95

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Oliver Kite – Master Flyfisherman

We’re huge fans of Oliver Kite, an English sportsman who broadcast a literate Fly Fishing show in England during the 60’s. Whenever we discover a forgotten episode, we like to share. As style mavens we are always interested in the classic English looks of the day.


Oliver Kite

An Introduction to American Style on Pinterest

Pinterest is the latest social media phenom that is monopolizing people’s time. In the beginning it was the venue of brides-to-be, wanna be gourmet cooks and of course, fashionistas. Pinterest has now gone mainstream, adding over 10 million users a month and growing faster than Google+, facebook, myspace and youtube combined.

Never ones to be left out, American Suit Store has joined pinterest and you can find our American Style board at Please visit sometime, in the mean time here is a small selection from the American Style board.

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Welcome Back Old Friend

For a time in the 90’s this was my favorite sport coat, a pleated belted back, bellows pocket, 2btn coat by Samuelsohn.

Black/White Check with Olive Windowpane Accent

Bellows Pockets

Belted Pleated Biswing Back

Pleated Back

Then a terrible thing happened—– I gained weight and moved up a size. Each time I cleaned out the closet for the Disabled Veterans I would put my hand on this coat only to draw it away—– back in my mind I believed I would lose weight and be able to wear this old favorite again.

And it happened—– with the addition of a walking partner I began a daily regiment of exercise and a better job of watching what I ate—–lost weight and a size—- and now I have welcomed this classic back into my wardrobe. Looks great with cords, khakis and jeans—– along with gab trousers—– hopefully it will stay around for many years.

Peyton, my walking partner.

Seersucker & Tweeds blog by American Suit Store

Monday Morning Roundup – 1.23.12


Allen Edmonds

Casual Shoe

Reg Price $260

ON SALE $149


Cable Knit Sweater

Reg Price $225

ON SALE $199

Robert Talbot

Interlock Knit Sweater

Reg Price $155

ON SALE $108.50

Martin Dingman

Casual Belt

Reg Price $95

ON SALE $48.01

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Harris Tweed Sport Coat

Reg Price $375

ON SALE $249.95

What’s On Sale in the Shoe World

Martin Dingman

Martin Dingman designed the Oakley venetian loafer using soft glove leather. This casual favorite features hand sewn “X” stitch detailing on the arch, cushioned insole, and is finished with a flexible, year round all rubber driving bottom. Available from size 8 to 13.
Regular Price $185
ON SALE $138.01
Fully leather lined with a full leather midsole, these genuine suede bucks sport a deep chocolate color to add a rich alternative to your traditional white or tan bucks. Leather piping. Natural latex foam-rubber heel pod for ultimate comfort. Lightweight rubber outsole with serrated detail. Clean by suede method only. In chocolate. Imported.
Whole and half sizes: 7-12½, 13.  In D width.
Regular Price $149
ON SALE $119

Amok – Men’s Plain-toe Lace-up Chukka Boots by Allen Edmonds

It’s fair to say the design team thought our head of production was running amok when he side-stepped them and drafted the concept for a desert boot with a hard leather sole. But when the design team finally got a look at it they were pleasantly surprised, and the Amok was born. A two-eyelet blucher, this modern Chukka boot has an unlined and un-constructed body that effortlessly molds to the contours of your foot, ensuring a personal fit. Offset by the sole’s toasted sidewall, each of the Amok’s antiqued suede colors make an ideal companion to a pair of jeans and a button down. The storm-welted and oil-soaked butyl sole is designed to stand up to inclement weather, making this boot a necessity for fall and winter. Available for a limited time only, the Amok is the must-have footwear for the modern man who knows that rules are made to be broken.

Regular Price $250

On Sale $169

Seersucker & Tweeds Blog by American Suit Store

Today’s Best Deal – Mens Sherpa Fleece Jacket

From Orvis, a Mans Sherpa Fleece Jacket in 4 colors, zip front Fleece exterior and Sherpa-pile interior for maximum warmth and comfort.

Regular Price $129

Sale Price $98

Sale Price $98

Seersucker & Tweeds blog by American Suit Store