The Gentlemen’s Wine

I am not much of a wine drinker, in fact, I do not drink alcohol at all.  However, I am a wine wearer:shoes

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

socks

Wine stripe socks from Urban Outfitters.

tie

Wine dotted necktie is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.  Wine gingham button down dress shirt is by Banana Republic.

flower

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

square

Classic white cotton square…origin unknown.

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Grey three piece pinstripe suite that features notch lapels, two button closure, flap pockets, side vents, and full interior lining is by Michael Kors.

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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.

What Rhymes With Orange

What rhymes with orange?  I don’t know but I do know some colors that compliment orange extremely well:

shoes

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

tie

Silk neck tie is a thrifting find.  Silver tie bar is by Banana Republic.  Micro-window pane button down dress shirt by Brooks Brothers is a thrifting find.

square

Chocolate silk pocket square…origin unknown.

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Ecru colored sport coat with notch lapels, two button closure, rear center vent, patch pockets, and full interior lining is from Design Archives Vintage Clothing.  Burnt orange flat front chinos are by J. Crew.

Black Square

I thought my obsession with the black pocket square was over…a thing of the past.  Man was I wrong!  It came roaring back with today’s look:

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Black penny loafers are by Brooks Brothers.  Loafer socks (unseen) are by Steve Madden (who my niece thought was the inventor of the Madden video games). 

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Black silk neck tie is by Banana Republic.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.  Pink french cuff dress shirt with white contrast spread collar is by Brooks Brothers.

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The Silk Black Pocket Square!!! (origin unknown)

cufflinks

Cufflinks by Roundtree and Yorke.

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Ecru sport coat that features notch lapels, rear center vent, two button closure, patch pockets, and full interior lining is from Design Archives Vintage Clothing.  Black trousers are by Ralph Lauren.

Introducing Ecru

It’s pretty much understood that spring is the season for displaying your colors.  And the more atypical the color, the better.  There is nothing like observing a group of people talking amongst themselves and trying to figure out what color you are wearing:

shoes

Double monk strap cap toe dress shoes by Adam Derrick To Boot New York.

socks

Socks are by Ralph Lauren.

tie

Vintage Christian Dior necktie is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.  Striped french cuff dress shirt with contrast collar is a thrifting find. 

Flower

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

Cufflinks

Cufflinks are thrifting find.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Ecru colored sport coat that features notch lapels, center vent, two button closure, patch pockets, and full interior lining is from Design Archives Vintage Clothing.  Navy flat front trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue.

The Taste of Champagne

All compliments for today’s look goes to the colors and shades that allows today’s combination to work so well:

shoes

Double monk strap wingtips by Magnanni.

socks

Stripe socks by Ralph Lauren.

Tie

Silk necktie by Yves Saint Laurent is a thrifting find.  Silver tie bar by Banana Republic.  Striped french cuff dress shirt with the white contrast collar is a thrifting find. 

square

White silk pocket square is by Banana Republic.

cufflinks

Cufflinks are by Roundtree & Yorke.

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Suit by Tommy Hilfiger features notch lapels, two button closure, side vents, flap pockets, and full interior lining.

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.