Blue Winter

Another blue addition to the cold winter:

shoesBrown wingtips by Adam Derrick To Boot New York.

socksLight blue cable cord socks are by Banana Republic.

tiePaisley tie by Brooks Brothers is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.  Green striped spread collar dress shirt is by Banana Republic.

squareLight blue silk pocket square…origin unknown.

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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:

shoes

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

socks

Socks by J.Crew.

Tie

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. 

flower

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.