Kings Wear A Crown

All men aren’t kings, but all kings wear a crown…I just wear mine on my sleeve: 


Brown kilted wingtip slip-ons with tassels loafers by Cole Haan are a thrifting find.


Ribbed canary yellow socks by Banana Republic.


Dark brown flat front trousers by Alfani.


White french cuff dress shirt with spread collar is by Ralph Lauren.

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Chocolate polka dot necktie is by Banana Republic.  Gold tie bar is by Brooks Brothers.


Vintage canary yellow blazer with original gold buttons, wide notch lapels, patch pockets, rear center vent, and partial interior lining is from Design Archives in Greensboro, NC. 


Red pocket square is a thrifting find.


Gold crown cufflinks are from  (Note:  Tie bar, cufflinks, and buttons of the blazer are the same finish. This is no accident!)

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The Rose That Grew From The Concrete

I have always had a fascination with roses and it’s pure natural aesthetics.  So when I saw the cufflinks featured in today’s look, I had to buy them.  But I am not done, I saw a similar pair that I will soon own:


Black cap toe dress shoes are by Saks Fifth Avenue.


Socks are by Brooks Brothers.


Red silk neck tie by Christian Dior is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.  Black and white gingham french cuff dress shirt with the white cutaway collar is by Banana Republic.


Vintage silver rose cufflinks are from


White silk pocket square by Banana Republic.


Grey suit that features notch lapels, side vents, two button closure, flap pockets, and full interior lining is by Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Crimson And Creme

The weather is still chilly but the sun is shining…which provides the foundation for this beautiful, but chilly, day.  It’s starting to look spring-like, but not really feeling like spring.  Nevertheless, I reached deep in my vault today and pulled out one of my more spring-fitting looks:   Shoes

Brown brogues by Saks Fifth Avenue.


Cranberry argyle dress socks by Banana Republic.


Cranberry flat front trousers by Saks Fifth Avenue.


White spread collar dress shirt with the barrel cuff is by Banana Republic. 

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Necktie by Ralph Lauren is a thrifting find.  Gold tie bar is by Brooks Brothers.

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Cream colored blazer that features notch lapels, rear center vent, original gold buttons, patch pockets, vintage blend fabric, and full interior lining. 


Cranberry silk pocket square is a thrifting find. 

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Daddy Long Coat

Today, has been a crazy and hectic kind of day.  It’s my daughter’s first day of school (day care) and it has been extremely emotion for my wife and I.  My daughter seems to be handling it much better than her parents…especially did.  I’m a wreck!  Stylish…but a wreck:


Brown double monkstrap wingtips by Magnanni.


Socks by J.Crew.

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Tartan trousers by Burberry.


Blue french cuff dress shirt with white spread collar is a thrifting find.  Belt by Ralph Lauren.



Gold neck tie is by Joseph A Bank.  Vintage tie bar is from Hong Kong Vintage Clothing.


Tartan cufflinks are from Hong Kong Vintage Clothing.

coatCashmere double-breasted long coat that features notch lapels, six button silhouette, rear center vent, flap pockets, and full interior lining is a thrifting find.  I have a similar piece listed in the online Menswear Boutique.


Tartan silk pocket square is by Ralph Lauren.


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(Excuse the cell phone…I was on the phone with my cousin and paparazzi just pulled up and started snapping pictures. They can be so intrusive, sometimes!)

Vintage Dope:

Last year, I told you guys about this great vendor on that custom make dope vintage cufflinks.  It’s where I purchased those brass Victorian style vintage lionhead cufflinks.  I recently purchased two more pair of cufflinks from them.  The website is


The first pair is these tiny men’s silver plated rose cufflinks.  These vintage inspired style gothic Victorian cuff links are silver plated with black antique accent.  The silver-plated miniature roses have incredible detail you can even see the separate petals. Darker black antique finish in the recessed areas add a vintage style inspired look.


The next pair I purchased were these vintage men’s antique gold tone plated metal crown cufflinks.  These cufflinks are thin and light weight, but sturdy.  Size of crowns are 1 inch wide and are made from antique 1930’s-40’s die stamp molds using vintage designs.  Extremely Dope!

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Cannot wait to give these guys a spin!

Plaid Daze

Today’s look features several different approaches or variations to plaid.  It was done real suttle…just being careful not clash the plaids:


Black plain toe brogues by Hugo Boss.


Socks by Ralph Lauren.


Black flat front trousers by Banana Republic.


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

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Black neck tie is by Banana Republic.  Silver plaid tie pin is by Roundtree And Yorke. 

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Camel Hair glen plaid sport coat that features notch lapels, rear center vent, two button closure, flap pockets, and full interior lining is from the online Anthony Ingram Menswear Boutique. 


Red silk pocket square…origin unknown.


Black knitted knot cufflinks are by Ralph Lauren.

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Ralph Lauren Spectator Wingtips


This edition of “Vintage Dope” is brought to you by Ralph Lauren.  Ralph Lauren has just released a new brown and white spectator wingtip shoe called Hutton Burnished Wingtip.  This exquisite shoe was made in England and crafted from calfskin leather.  This shoe is priced at $1,350…which is no chump change.  That’s a lot of money!

I have informed my wife that these beauties are at the top of my Father’s Day wish list!!