Giving You The Blues

Today, I am feeling extremely well…life is golden and everything is going great.  Nevertheless, I am giving you guys the blues on this beautiful day:

shoesBrown and white spectator wingtips by Johnston & Murphy.

socksNavy stripe socks are by Ralph Lauren.

tieNavy necktie is by Banana Republic.  Silver tie bar is Banana Republic.  Stripe contrast spread collar french cuff dress shirt by Land’s End is a thrifting find.

FlowerWhite flower lapel is from a small boutique on the campus of UNC Greensboro.

cufflinksAirplane cufflinks are by Banana Republic.

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Dots, Plaids, Gingham, and Stripes…Oh My

Today’s post is another example of pattern mixing.

boots2Black chukka boots by Banana Republic.

socks2Red socks are by J.Crew.

tie2Red gingham necktie is by Brooks Brothers.  Tie bar is by Kenneth Cole.  Blue stripe dress shirt with white contrast spread collar is by Roundtree And Yorke.

cufflinks2Cufflinks by Banana Republic.

square2Red dotted pocket square is a thrifting find.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESGlen Plaid suit with peaked lapels, side vents, two button closure, flap pockets, ticket pocket, and full interior lining is by Banana Republic.

Fall Into Khaki

I know that I have been slacking with my daily updates lately, but I assure you that I am still dedicated to the exchange of style ideas with fellow stylish individuals.  I am still committed to assisting those gentlemen who are interested in enhancing their own self-expression through the style of dress:

shoes

 

socks

Blue plaid socks are by Club Room.

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Blue polka dot silk neck tie is by J. Crew.  Tie Bar is by Banana Republic.  Stripe french cuff dress with white contrast collar is a thrifting find.

square

Cotton white pocket square…origin unknown.

cufflinks

Blue scroll cufflinks are by Banana Republic.

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Khaki suit that features notch lapels, two button closure, flap pockets, rear center vent, and full interior lining is by Calvin Klein.

White…After Labor Day

You guys know how much of love rules and to follow them…but how dare I wear white after Labor Day.  It’s forbidden, right!  Says who:

shoes

Brown wingtip slip-on loafers with tassels by Florsheim are a thrifting find.  Loafer socks (unseen) are by Steve Madden.

Tie

Silk neck tie by Yves Saint Laurent is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.  White french cuff spread collar dress shirt is by Banana Republic.

flower

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

cufflinks

Cufflinks are by Banana Republic.

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Brown pinstripe suit jacket that features notch lapels, two button closure, flap pockets, rear center vent, and full interior lining is by Ralph Lauren.  Off-white flat front trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Plum Foolery

Today at lunch, a gentlemen asked me how do I stay cool and keep from burning up while wearing a suit in this summer heat.  I gave him a simple answer because I was incredibly hungry.  But, I started thinking…maybe that would be a great blog entry/style tip in the near future:

shoes

socks

Plum polka dot socks are by Happy Socks.

tie

Black silk dotted neck tie is by Express.  Tie bar is by Kenneth Cole.  Plum french cuff dress shirt with white contrast spread collar is by Donald Trump.

cufflinks

Cufflinks are by Banana Republic.

square

Plum silk pocket square…origin unknown.

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

Life In Black And White

After getting dress this morning, I had an urge to swing dance…but I don’t know how to swing dance.  Anyway, I am almost positive that my grandpa used to dress like this back in the 1950s…around the time he met my grandmother:

shoes

Black and white spectator wingtips by Johnston And Murphy are a thrifting find.

socks

Socks by Saks Fifth Avenue.

cufflinks

Cufflinks by Banana Republic.

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Necktie is by Banana Republic.  Tie pin is by Roundtree And Yorke.  Black and white french cuff dress shirt with the white cutaway contrast collar is by Banana Republic.

Square

White silk pocket square is by Banana Republic.

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(Black sport coat with peak lapels, side vents, two button closure, flap pockets, and full interior lining is by Calvin Klein; Off white trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue)

Stripes Stripes Stripes

Today’s look is highlighted by a combination of stripes…vertical, diagonal, and horizontal stripes:

shoes

Brown oxfords by Cole Haan

socks

Socks by J.Crew.

shirt

Blue and white stripe french cuff dress shirt with white spread collar is by Roundtree & Yorke. 

Cufflinks

Cufflinks by Banana Republic.

Tie2

Red and blue stripe necktie is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.

square

White silk pocket square by Banana Republic.

Suit

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

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