Suited And Booted

I have said this before, but it isn’t about spending the most money to look your flyest…but the real talent is spending the least amount of money to look your flyest:

boots

Brown wingtip dress boots by Banana Republic.

socks

Navy ribbed dress socks by Banana Republic. 

shirt

Blue french cuff dress shirt with the white spread collar is by Brooks Brothers.

bowtie

Navy bow tie with tan polka dots is by Banana Republic.

cufflinks

Brown cufflinks are a Dillard’s store brand.

suit

Wool glen plaid suit with notch lapels and center vent is a thrifting find for $10.

square

Chocolate silk pocket square…origin unknown.

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The Maroons

Just a little touch of maroon highlights today’s look:

shoes

Brown cap toe dress shoes by Adam Derrick To Boot New York.

socks

Maroon stripe dress socks from Urban Outfitters.

Pants

Wool glen plaid dress trousers by Ralph Lauren.

shirt

Blue french cuff dress shirt with the white spread collar is a thrifting find.

Tie

Chocolate necktie by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Brass tie bar is from Brooks Brothers.

cufflinks

Brass lion head cufflinks was purchased on Etsy.com.

blazer

Tan camel-hair blazer with notch lapels and center vent is a thrifting find.

square

Maroon polka dot pocket square is a thrifting find.

 

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Buyer’s Guide For Double-Breasted Overcoats

The weather in Charlotte has started to cool down and it is time to break out those pea coats, trench coats, and top coats. To help you gentlemen prepare for the hawk this winter, I want to provide a buyer’s guide for overcoats, particularly the double-breasted over coats.  This will help you gentlemen remain warm and stylish this winter.

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There is the double-breasted pea coat.  Very stylish, very warm, and extremely durable.  You can get a lot of mileage out of a quality wool pea coat.

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The double-breasted trench coat is very sleek and stylish.  I get a kick out of young kids telling me that I look like a detective every time I wear mine.  Kids really do say the darndest things.

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The double-breasted plaid over coat offers a more distinguished look.  I am truly a sucker for plaid over coats.

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The double-breasted top coat…true style! True vintage dope!  What more can I say? Just marvel at it!

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The double-breasted shearling is the “Egg McMuffin” of double-breasted over coats.  This is truly “Grown Man Clothing”!  You will absolutely own any scene you choose to be in with one of these drapped across your back.  Your “fawners” will appreciate your presence and they will thank you for it…if they don’t, then they should!

Weekend Sale Alert: Belk’s!!

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I was in Belk’s yesterday and I came across an amazing sale that they are having this weekend! The sale is 50% markdown on the original price and then an additional 50% off of the sale price for a total savings of 75%…now, I do not quite understand that math but that’s what the sign says. Therefore, I will just roll with it. j/k

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Yesterday, I did not buy a lot…but I did see a few deals that I could not pass up, like this classic white french cuff spread collar dress shirt by Ralph Lauren for $9.99. 

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This izod gingham check spread collar dress shirt was also $9.99.  Izod made this one with a lot of access material, so I will have to go and get this shirt fitted to avoid the popsicle look (more to come on this topic).

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Rose spread collar dress shirt was also $9.99.

bowtie

This beautiful dotted bow tie by Ralph Lauren was only $14.99.

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This red polka dot necktie by Ralph Lauren was also on sale for $14.99

There are many more great deals in the store and if you are on Belk’s email distribution list, then you have access to multiple coupon offers that makes this sale event even sweeter.

Happy Shopping!!

Jewels

I am halfway through the work day and I have already received numerous compliments on the jewel tone pieces that make up today’s look:

shoes

Brown cap toe dress shoes by Adam Derrick To Boot New York.

socks

Fuchsia ribbed dress socks by Ralph Lauren.

shirt

Blue spread collar micro herringbone dress shirt is by Ralph Lauren.

Tie

Fuchsia paisley tie by Hugo Boss.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.

suit

Grey suit with notch lapels and side vents is by Calvin Klein.

square

Silk pocket square was a find while I was in Rome, Italy.

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If I Styled The Smurfs

Remember the cartoon “The Smurfs”?  Well, I was thinking…what if Poppa Smurf asked me to style all six million of them.  If I were asked to style the smurfs, they would look something like this:

shoes

Two Tone spectator wingtips by Ralph Lauren.

socks

Argyle dress socks by Banana Republic.  I probably should have went with blue socks, today…maybe a lighter shade.

shirt

White french cuff dress shirt with the spread collar was a thrifting find.

Tie

Electric blue necktie is by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Tie bar is by Kenneth Cole.

cufflinks

Electric Blue knitted knot cufflinks are by Brooks Brothers.

suit

 

Electric Blue suit with notch lapels and side vents is by Tommy Hilfiger.

square

Classic white cotton pocket square (origin unknown).

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Tone Death

Today’s look was my take on a fresh and sleek earth tone look:

shoes

Brown cap toe oxfords by Adam Derrick To Boot New York.

socks

Ribbed chocolate cashmere dress socks are a Nordstrom’s store brand.

pants

Khaki color flat front dress trousers are by Calvin Klein.

shirt

Pewter color, pointed collar dress shirt is a thrifting find.  I removed the studs and went with a collar pin.

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Chocolate Yves Saint Laurent necktie was a thrifting find.  Collar Pin is by Ralph Lauren and the tie bar is by Banana Republic.

Blazer

Grey chalk striped blazer is by Banana Republic…and also a thrifting find for $15 from Buffalo Exchange in Charlotte, NC.  Buffalo Exchange is like “Plato’s Closet on Steroids”!

Square

Silk chocolate pocket square…origin is unknown.

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