Spring Approaching

Today’s look marks my first attempt to step out into the spring season:

shoesBrown wingtip loafers with tassels are a thrifting find.  Loafer socks (unseen) are from Steve Madden.

TiePaisley necktie is a thrifting find.  Silver tie bar is from Banana Republic.  White spread collar french cuff dress shirt is a thrifting find.

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

cufflinksCufflinks are by Roundtree & Yorke.

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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.

Leather Spots

The weather is cooling…the leaves are falling, yet…nevertheless, the fall season is rapidly approaching.  This is that in-between weather that I love: 

shoes

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

Tie

Silk stripe bow tie is by Ralph Lauren.  White narrow collar dress shirt is by H & M. 

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Burnt orange flat front chinos are by J.Crew.  Navy cardigan with leather elbow patches is by Ralph Lauren.

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.

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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.

Brownie Points

All of this gloomy weather has inspired me to have fun with colors that are “no fun”…such as the color brown:

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Brown wingtip loafers with tassels by Florsheim is a thrifting find.  Loafer socks (unseen) are by Steve Madden.

LapelKnot

Gold knitted knot is by Brooks Brothers.

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Tan flat front chino is by J.Crew.  Brown sport coat with notch lapels, two button closure, rear center vent, patch pockets, and full interior lining is a thrifting find.

Burning Britches

The objective isn’t to spend the most money to look your best, but to spend the least amount of money to look your best.  Take today’s look, for instance…everything was a thrifting find except for the bow tie I found on sale at Macy’s and the chinos that were on sale, as well.  The chinos were $21 and I will say that I spent no more than $50 on today’s look:

shoes

Brown wingtip loafers with tassels by Florsheim are a thrifting find.  Black loafer socks (not seen) are from Steve Madden.  Personally, I cannot wear shoes without socks without feeling a certain level of discomfort.  However, I do enjoy the loafers/drivers and “no socks look”.  Thin loafer socks help me pull off this look without enduring the discomfort of having leather actually rubbing against my bare feet.

tie

Silk navy striped bow tie is by Ralph Lauren.  Blue dress shirt with white contrast spread collar by Nautica is a thrifting find.

Flower

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

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Navy pinstripe suit jacket that features notch lapels, rear center vent, flap pockets, two button closure, and partial interior lining is a thrifting find.  Burnt orange flat front chinos are by Banana Republic.

Burgundy Blood

Now, let’s take a look at today’s look:

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Today’s shoes were the same as yesterday’s choice…brown wingtip loafers with tassels by Florsheim are a thrifting find. 

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Navy ribbed dress socks are by Banana Republic.

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Necktie is by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Tie bar is by Brooks Brothers.  Burgundy gingham button down dress shirt is by Banana Republic.

flower

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

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Navy gingham pocket square is a thrifting find.

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Off white flat front trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Burgundy blazer with gold buttons, notch lapels, rear center vent, patch pockets, two button closure, and partial interior lining is a thrifting find.