Fine Wine

The cardigan makes another appearance to highlight today’s look.  Many of the pieces I have on today were thrifting finds…observe:

Brown dress chucka boots from Banana Republic.

Argyle dress socks by Banana Republic.

Brown, glen plaid wool trousers by Ralph Lauren.

Blue french cuff dress shirt with white spread collar was a thrifting find.

Wine colored striped necktie is an Oscar De La Renta thrifting find.  Tie bar is from Banana Republic.

Vintage IZOD cardigan is another thrifting find.

Knitted wine color knot cufflinks are from Brooks Brothers.

Final Look!!


A Science or An Art Form?

There are some that approach style as if it is a science…but is it???  If style is a science, than that means it can be proven over and over…and yield the same result each time.  For example, two hydrogen atoms combined with one oxygen atom yields a water molecule EVERYTIME…no matter the season, time of day, geographic location, etc etc.  That’s how science works!

 It does not work that way for style.  Therefore, style should be approached as an art form, a true artistic expression.  It is opinion driven and cannot be proven through some organized method.  No matter how extraordinary a particular style may be, not everyone will like it.  And that’s okay.  That’s art!  There will always be that one person that will look at a painting by Michelangelo and say, “That’s crap!”  And that’s okay…people are entitled to their opinions, regardless of how popular or unpopular the opinion may be.  One of my friends is adamant that Stevie Wonder CANNOT sing.  I remain friends with him, regardless.  Although, I do exhaust all attempts to avoid discussing music around him.  I mean, seriously…wouldn’t you? 

 So if fashion is truly an art form, an artistic expression, your self-expression…then why do people bother comprising these rules?  More importantly, why do we bother reading it?  If you apply these “rules of style” to your everyday style of dress, can you accurately say that your style is…YOUR style?

 I am a firm believer that you simply CANNOT impose rules on art.  If you do, it will all start to look the same and creativity is sacrificed.  Don’t do it!  These rules are only mere guides.  They are NOT law!  They serve as a template.  Once you master a template, you are supposed to transcend it.  Move on, grow beyond it, and design your own.


 Don’t be apart of that anal crowd…with so many rules and restrictions.  Those people CANNOT have many friends.  Learn as many of these rules as you can, and then break them.  Watch what happens!  Nothing!  Self-liberation…maybe?!?!

 My goal for this blog is not to force readers to dress like me.  I do not intend to force a bunch of rules down anyone’s throat.  In fact, I rather that you hold on to your individuality, broaden your horizon, and start to dress like the best possible version of yourself.  In that case, I can only offer you suggestions and toss around ideas back and forth with you.

The phrase is “Express YOURself”…don’t try to become someone else’s vision.