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.

 

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The ButterFLY AFFECTion

This morning, I had no idea what I was going to wear.  I was completely clueless…until my wife dressed my daughter.  I looked at my daughter’s look and decided to do my own rendition of her look for today.  I refer to my daughter as my “ButterFLY”…and this is my ButterFLY AFFECTion:

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

socks

Argyle socks are by Brooks Brothers.

Tie

Plaid diamond tip bow tie is by IZOD.  Cream dress shirt with spread collar is by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Blue sport coat with notch lapels, side vents, two button closure, flap pockets, and partial interior lining is a thrifting find.

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Silk cream pocket square…origin unknown.

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Canary Yellow linen trousers are from Hong Kong Vintage Clothing.

Stripes Galore

Today, I went bold in difference sense.  I took three different classic color combination and combined them to make up one look.  It’s daring:

shoes

Wingtip kilti loafers with tassels by Cole Haan are a thrifting find.

socks

Salmon argyle socks are by Brooks Brothers.

Pants

Green and white stripe flat front trousers are by Ralph Lauren.  Belt is also by Ralph Lauren.

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Silk blue and gold stripe bow tie is by Ralph Lauren.  Light blue dress shirt with the white contrast collar by Nautica is a thrifting find.  Vintage navy cardigan is IZOD Lacoste, a purchase from Ingram Vintage in Atlanta, Ga.

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All That Jazz

I am not afraid of colors in the fall, therefore you can imagine that I can get really colorful in the Spring.  I am just fearless…I have never met a color that frightened me:
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socks

Canary Yellow argyle socks are by Brooks Brothers.

Pants

Canary Yellow flat front band waist trousers are from Hong Kong Vintage Clothing.

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Grey dress shirt is by H & M.

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Plaid neck tie with trumpet motif is a thrifting find.  Gold tie bar is by Brooks Brothers.

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Cream blazer with original gold buttons, notch lapels, rear center vent, patch pockets, full interior lining, and two button closure is a thrifting find.

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Purple silk pocket square is a thrifting find.

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Final Look!!

Getting Grey

I am usually pretty simple when it comes color + dress shirt…I try to stick to the basics.  Every now and then, I come across a color that I want to give a try…like today:

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Brown wingtip double monk strap slip-ons by Magnanni.

socks

Orange argyle dress socks by Brooks Brothers.

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Blue dress with spread collar and barrel cuff by Geoffrey Beene.

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Chocolate necktie by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Tie bar by Banana Republic.

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Chocolate silk pocket square origin unknown.

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

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Final Look!!