Just as I vow to swear off my eBay addiction for good — for like the 100th time — something like this usually crops up and makes me break my vow:

Brioni 100% raw silk blazer with patch pockets, thrifted on eBay for only 85 USD!

Granular raw silk — what Drake’s calls ‘raw shantung’ — is such an unsual fabric that I wasn’t sure at first whether to love it or hate it. It’s since grown on me: works well at the weekend as a classic blue blazer with a dandy twist.