Vintage Friday

It’s casual Friday, however there is nothing casual about today’s look.  In fact, I may start to refer to my Friday’s as “Vintage Friday”:
shoes

Johnston and Murphy brown two-tone spectator wing tips are a thrifting find.

socks

Socks by Express are a thrifting find.

Tie

Burgundy silk neck tie by Christian Dior is a thrifting find.  Gold tie bar is by Brooks Brothers.  White french cuff spread collar dress shirt is by Ralph Lauren.

Flower

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

cufflinks

Gold cufflinks are by Roundtree And Yorke.

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

 

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Rose Guardian

It’s still summer, right?!?!  Let’s bring out the colors!  Yesterday, I was live in black and white…however, I am coming to you live and in color:

Shoes

Brown double-monk strap wingtips are by Magnanni.

socks

Stripe socks are by Zara.

Tie

Silk polka dot neck tie is by Jones New York.  Brass tie bar is from Hong Kong Vintage Clothing.  Blue dress shirt with the white contrast spread collar by Nautica is a thrifting find.

square

White silk pocket square is by Banana Republic.

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Rose colored sport coat that features notch lapels, two button closure, flap pockets, rear center vent, and full interior lining is a thrifting find.  Blue flat front trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Suits

Today was about the summer suit.  One of my most recent suits purchased, has instantly become one of my favorite suits.  I love the fit and the cut of this suit…and it’s extremely light weight…perfect for cooler summer days:

Black cap toe shoes by Saks Fifth Avenue.

socks

Black polka dot socks by Happy Socks.

tie

Silk black neck tie by Banana Republic.  Tie bar by Banana Republic.  Narrow collar white dress shirt is by Calvin Klein.

flower

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

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Glen Plaid suit that features peaked lapel, two button closure, side vents, flap pockets, ticket pocket, 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.

Simple Simplicity

Lately, I have been going with a lot of simple, but well-put-together, looks.  Afterall, it is the summertime…were less is better.  Less material, less layers, and fewer pieces:

shoes

Brown kilti slip-on loafers with tassels by Cole Haan are a thrifting find.

flower

Red Lapel Flower clip is from a boutique on the campus of UNC-Greensboro.

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Black Double-Breasted Blazer with gold buttons features peaked lapels, side vents, six button silhouette, flap pockets, and full interior lining is from the Carraway Concept. Off white trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Off white spread collar, barrel cuff, dress shirt is by Banana Republic.

Pink & Blue Hump Day

Pink And Blue has been my “go-to-color-combination” for this summer.  I really enjoy the combination…and it’s evident with today’s look:

shoes

Brown wingtip double monk strap slip-ons are by Magnanni. 

socks

Socks are by Ralph Lauren.

tie

Navy necktie with pink polka dots is from Design Archives Vintage Clothing.  Gold tie bar is by Brooks Brothers.  Pink french cuff dress shirt with white contrast collar is by Brooks Brothers.

flower

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

cufflinks

Gold cufflinks are by Roundtree & Yorke.

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Light blue sport coat that features notch lapels, two button closure, rear center vent, flap pockets, and partial interior lining is a thrifting find.  Off white flat front trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Introducing Ecru

It’s pretty much understood that spring is the season for displaying your colors.  And the more atypical the color, the better.  There is nothing like observing a group of people talking amongst themselves and trying to figure out what color you are wearing:

shoes

Double monk strap cap toe dress shoes by Adam Derrick To Boot New York.

socks

Socks are by Ralph Lauren.

tie

Vintage Christian Dior necktie is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.  Striped french cuff dress shirt with contrast collar is a thrifting find. 

Flower

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

Cufflinks

Cufflinks are thrifting find.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Ecru colored sport coat that features notch lapels, center vent, two button closure, patch pockets, and full interior lining is from Design Archives Vintage Clothing.  Navy flat front trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue.