Peter Battiste

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 On a gorgeous Saturday morning, we headed to the Ferry Building Farmers Market to do some trig spotting. I told Gillian, “There’s one!” as I spotted those elbow patches peeking through the rear view of the crowd ahead of us. Then I saw the awesome herringbone wool shawl-neck cardigan that the elbow patches were attached … Continue reading

Markus Rene

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We found Markus Rene, a native of Germany, looking for some cookware at Sur La Table at the Ferry Building’s Farmers Market. Once I got a look at the entire outfit, I knew I had to feature him on Trig & Polished. So we dragged him out of the store for a photo shoot. My … Continue reading

Menswear Gem: Lumberjack Flannel with Elbow Patches


I spotted this shirt at the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire. Dear Lumberjack shirts with suede elbow patches, I’m your #1 fan! No need to consult Madame Ruth. I’ve got your love potion right here!

It’s Tweed Time!

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Before you ask…yes, this post has some relation to the Alameda Post Antiques Faire. It being officially Fall (as of September 23rd) I was beginning to think of Fall Fashion. So when I was at the last Antiques Faire, this one stand caught my eye. First I spotted the elbow-patched jackets and as that sight … Continue reading

Like really in love.

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Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man Ok, this video is even more trig&polished than the first one. It’s saturated with gorgeous menswear. All of my favorite things viewed in one little box. Vests, elbow patches (my favorite!), three piece suits, beautiful musical instruments, pretty melodies and heartfelt lyrics. I die. Btw, these lovely men … Continue reading

Favorite Things Hybrid


I love cardigans so much that my friend Bill points Sweater Guys out to me all the time. I also really love elbow patches, but spotting a man with elbow patches is very rare. So, when I saw this man wearing a cardigan with elbow patches, I had to snap a pic. Seriously Men, Ladies … Continue reading

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