Spectators And Pinstripes

The combination of spectator shoes and pinstripe suits always remind me of the old 1950s mobsters.  But, I am no mobster…just a vintage dope dealer:

shoesWhite and brown spectator wingtips are by Johnston & Murphy.

socksOrange and blue argyle socks are by Brooks Brothers.

TieOrange and blue silk necktie is a Belk’s store brand.  Brass tie bar is by Brooks brothers.  Blue spread collar dress shirt is by Ralph Lauren.

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

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESBrown linen pinstripe suit by Ralph Lauren features notch lapels, two button closure, rear center vent, flap pockets, and full interior lining.



Weekend Sale Alert: Belk’s!!


I was in Belk’s yesterday and I came across an amazing sale that they are having this weekend! The sale is 50% markdown on the original price and then an additional 50% off of the sale price for a total savings of 75%…now, I do not quite understand that math but that’s what the sign says. Therefore, I will just roll with it. j/k



Yesterday, I did not buy a lot…but I did see a few deals that I could not pass up, like this classic white french cuff spread collar dress shirt by Ralph Lauren for $9.99. 

Izodshirt1 Izodshirt2

This izod gingham check spread collar dress shirt was also $9.99.  Izod made this one with a lot of access material, so I will have to go and get this shirt fitted to avoid the popsicle look (more to come on this topic).


Rose spread collar dress shirt was also $9.99.


This beautiful dotted bow tie by Ralph Lauren was only $14.99.


This red polka dot necktie by Ralph Lauren was also on sale for $14.99

There are many more great deals in the store and if you are on Belk’s email distribution list, then you have access to multiple coupon offers that makes this sale event even sweeter.

Happy Shopping!!

Dots On Pane

Recently, I have noticed that I have neglected my bow tie collection a bit.  To complete today’s look, I revisited my bow tie collection:

shoesBlack wingtip dress shoes by Adam Derrick To Boot New York.


Light blue cable cord dress socks by Banana Republic.


Black flat front trousers by Banana Republic.


White black window pane spread collar dress shirt by Club Monaco.


Black polka dot bow tie is a Belk’s store brand.


Glen plaid sports coat with peak lapels and side vents is made by Express was a thrifting find.


Light blue silk pocket square, origin unknown.


Final Look!!

Just Peachy

Today, I added a little color to the natural browns and tans that I adore…and the overall look is just peachy:

Brown wingtip dress boots by Banana Republic.

Blue polka dot socks are a Macy’s store brand.

Chocolate corduroy trousers by J.Crew.

Light blue spread collar dress shirt is by Ralph Lauren.

Vintage peach Jos A Bank wide necktie was a thrifting find.  Tie pin is a Belk’s store brand.

Tan herringbone tweed blazer with notch lapels and center vent was a thrifting find.

Silk peach pocket square was a thrifting find.

Final Look!!

A Little Rusty

Today, I have on a piece that could have been featured in its on “vintage dope” post.  The best way to describe it is, “A Little Rusty”:

Brown wingtip dress boots by Banana Republic.

Burgundy striped socks from Urban Outfitters.

Forest Green corduroy trousers by Ralph Lauren.

Vertical striped, white collar, dress shirt was a thrifting find.

Forest Green Belk necktie, with rust colored diamonds, was also a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.

This vintage rust color blazer with burgundy suede elbow patches (patches compliments the socks), notch lapel, center vent, pleated patch pockets, and silk interior lining could be featured in its’ own “Vintage Dope” post.  This blazer is the epitome of vintage dope, courtesy of Hong Kong Vintage Shop in Charlotte, NC.  The lens of my camera (or lighting in my home) does not give you the actual color of the blazer…but it’s a rust color with burgundy patches.

Classic white cotton pocket square.

Final Look!!