New Sale Alert: Concord Mills

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and as you guys head to the beach or the mountain, make sure you schedule some time for some shopping.  Memorial Day Weekend bring out some of the best sales in retail.  The outlets and the factory stores are some of the biggest culprits.  Brooks Brothers are offering 40% off of everything in the store…including their neckties and bow ties. 

Some of the best deals that I have come across during this holiday weekend were at Off Saks Fifth Avenue.  Check out some of my amazing finds:

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These Adam Derrick To Boot New York double monk strap cap dress shoes were $119 after a 40% mark down.

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This grey pinstripe Saks Fifth Avenue suit that features notch lapels, two button closure, side vents, flap pockets, and full interior silk lining was only $72.

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Deal of the century came when I came across this Versace sports coat originally priced at $900…however, went home with me for just $53.  This piece features notch lapels, two button closure, side vents, flap pockets, and full interior lining.

I encourage you gentlemen to visit and outlet somewhere, anywhere, during this holiday weekend.  Help yourself to some great deals!

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Breaking Rules

Today’s look gives you an idea of how concerned I am with breaking the “rules of style”.  I cannot emphasize how annoyed I am with the thought that there are “rules to personal style”.  The concept just screams “oxymoron”.  The rule that I defied today pertains to the with of the necktie in comparison to the width of the lapel.  The rule is that width of your lapel is supposed to be similar to the width of the lapel on your jacket.  Observe why that does not matter:

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Brown and white two-tone spectator wingtips by Johnston And Murphy are a thrifting find.

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Socks by J.Crew.

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Cranberry medium width necktie by Yves Saint Laurent is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.  Cranberry/white striped spread collar dress shirt is by Banana Republic. 

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White lapel flower is from a boutique on the campus of UNC-Greensboro.

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Turquoise plaid double-breasted sport coat with notch lapels, rear center vent, six button silhouette, flap pockets, and full interior lining is from The Carraway Concept.  Cranberry flat front trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Fresh Salmon

More aggressive colors for the spring season.  Today, I went bold with my selection in trousers:

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Brown and white spectator wingtips by Johnston & Murphy are a thrifting find.

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Khaki dress socks by Banana Republic.

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Chocolate necktie by Yves Saint Laurent is a thrifting find.  Chocolate gingham button down by J.Crew is a thrifting find.  Gold tie bar is by Brooks Brothers.

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Silk salmon pocket square…orgin unknown.

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Salmon colored trousers are by Brooks Brothers. Cream blazer with notch lapels, gold buttons, rear center vent, two button closure, patch pockets, and full interior lining is thrifting find.

Loafing Around

During the summer and spring season, the colors of the Columbia flag becomes one of my go to color combinations:shoes

Brown leather loafers by Banana Republic.

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Royal blue ribbed dress socks are by Ralph Lauren.

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Royal blue polka dot necktie is by Tommy Hilfiger.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.  Canary yellow spread collar dress shirt is by Ralph Lauren.  Blue gingham sport coat features notch lapels, side vents, two button closure, flap pockets, and full interior lining is by Ralph Lauren.

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Yellow flower lapel pin is from a small boutique on the campus of UNC-Greensboro.

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Red flat front trousers are by Ralph Lauren.

Back In The Saddle

It has been awhile since I have broken out the saddle shoes.  I know it seems like I have abandoned them for the spectator shoe…but I haven’t.  The saddle shoe is still one of my favs:

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Navy and bone saddle shoe by Ralph Lauren.

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Blue polka dot socks are by Club Room.

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Silk navy stripe bow tie is by Ralph Lauren.  Light blue spread collar dress shirt is by Banana Republic.  Navy pinstripe vest is a thrifting find.

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White lapel floor is from a boutique on the campus of UNC Greensboro.

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Light grey flat trousers are by Kenneth Cole.

The Great Blacksby

 I still have yet to go see the movie “The Gatsby”, but hopefully I will be able to make it out to see it this weekend, with my notepad in hand:

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Walnut spectator wingtips by Ralph Lauren.

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Pink ribbed dress socks are by Ralph Lauren Purple Label.

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Pink bow tie by Tommy Hilfiger.

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White flower lapel button is from a boutique on the campus of UNC Greensboro.  Pink pointed collar dress shirt is by Banana Republic.

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Chocolate linen pinstripe suit that features notch lapels, rear center vent, two button closure, flap pockets, and full interior lining is by Ralph Lauren.

The ButterFLY AFFECTion

This morning, I had no idea what I was going to wear.  I was completely clueless…until my wife dressed my daughter.  I looked at my daughter’s look and decided to do my own rendition of her look for today.  I refer to my daughter as my “ButterFLY”…and this is my ButterFLY AFFECTion:

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Brown and white spectator wingtips by Johnston & Murphy are a thrifting find.

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Argyle socks are by Brooks Brothers.

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Plaid diamond tip bow tie is by IZOD.  Cream dress shirt with spread collar is by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Blue sport coat with notch lapels, side vents, two button closure, flap pockets, and partial interior lining is a thrifting find.

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Silk cream pocket square…origin unknown.

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Canary Yellow linen trousers are from Hong Kong Vintage Clothing.