Simply Complicated

Black + white + grey is a simple color combination, right?  It’s very safe, correct?  Well, how can we complicate things?  We can complicate things a little bit by using all pieces with different patterns…pattern mixing:

shoes

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

socksBlack cashmere ribbed socks by Banana Republic.

Tie

Black polka dot neck tie by Chaps is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Kenneth Cole.  White and black window pane dress shirt is by Club Monaco.

Flower

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

square

Silk white and black polka dot pocket square is by Club Room.

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

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And More Stripes

Today’s stripes have solicited quit a bit of attention around the office:

shoes

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

socks

Socks are by Happy Socks.

tie

Black silk neck tie is by Banana Republic.  Tie pin is by Roundtree & Yorke.  Fuchsia pointed collar shirt is by Banana Republic. 

square

Fuchsia silk pocket square…origin unknown.

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Pinstripe double-breasted sport coat that features peaked lapels, six button silhouette, rear center vent, flap pockets, and full interior lining is from The Carraway Concept.  Black flat front trousers are by Banana Republic.