Hump Day Blues

Today’s look features a light color suit combined with dark colors:

shoesBlack wingtips are by Adam Derrick’s To Boot New York.

socksSocks are by Club Room.

TieSilk black necktie is by Banana Republic.  Tie Bar is by Kenneth Cole.  Blue spread collar dress shirt is by Van Heusen.  Black flower lapel is from a small boutique on the campus of UNC Greensboro.

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Dots, Plaids, Gingham, and Stripes…Oh My

Today’s post is another example of pattern mixing.

boots2Black chukka boots by Banana Republic.

socks2Red socks are by J.Crew.

tie2Red gingham necktie is by Brooks Brothers.  Tie bar is by Kenneth Cole.  Blue stripe dress shirt with white contrast spread collar is by Roundtree And Yorke.

cufflinks2Cufflinks by Banana Republic.

square2Red dotted pocket square is a thrifting find.

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A Fresh Glen Plaid Start

I could not think of any other way to start the week than with a plethora of glen plaid:

shoes

Black and white two-tone spectator shoes by Johnston & Murphy are a thrifting find.

socks

Black and white stripe socks are by Saks Fifth Avenue.

tie

Black and white plaid necktie is by Express.  Tie bar is by Kenneth Cole.  White spread collar french cuff dress shirt is by Banana Republic.

flower

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

cufflinks

Cufflinks are by Roundtree & Yorke.

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

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.

Plum Foolery

Today at lunch, a gentlemen asked me how do I stay cool and keep from burning up while wearing a suit in this summer heat.  I gave him a simple answer because I was incredibly hungry.  But, I started thinking…maybe that would be a great blog entry/style tip in the near future:

shoes

socks

Plum polka dot socks are by Happy Socks.

tie

Black silk dotted neck tie is by Express.  Tie bar is by Kenneth Cole.  Plum french cuff dress shirt with white contrast spread collar is by Donald Trump.

cufflinks

Cufflinks are by Banana Republic.

square

Plum silk pocket square…origin unknown.

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

The Lavender One

Even on a gloomy, wet, and rainy summer day, I am willing to let my true colors shine through: 

shoes

Black leather penny loafers are by Brooks Brothers.  Black loafer socks (unseen) are by Steve Madden.

tie

Silk lavender necktie by IZOD is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Kenneth Cole.  Lavender stripe dress shirt with contrast white-collar and barrel cuff is by Banana Republic.

square

Lavender silk pocket square…origin is unknown.

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White herringbone sport coat that features notch lapels, side vents, two button closure, flap pockets, ticket pocket, and full interior lining is by H & M.  Lavender flat front trousers are by J. Crew.

Rose Garden

Light weight material and less material is the key to staying cool in the summer.  Straight fit and slim fit, instead of relaxed or baggy clothes:

shoes

Black and white two-tone spectator wingtips by Johnston And Murphy are a thrifting find.

socks

Socks are by Happy Socks.

tie

Black silk neck tie by Banana Republic.  Tie bar from Kenneth Cole.  French cuff white spread collar dress shirt is a thrifting find.

flower

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

cufflinks

Cufflinks are by Roundtree & Yorke.

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Rose colored blazer with notch lapels, rear center vent, two button closure, flap pockets, and full interior lining is a thrifting find.  Micro-houndstooth flat front trousers are by Banana Republic.