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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Breaking Rules

Today’s look gives you an idea of how concerned I am with breaking the “rules of style”.  I cannot emphasize how annoyed I am with the thought that there are “rules to personal style”.  The concept just screams “oxymoron”.  The rule that I defied today pertains to the with of the necktie in comparison to the width of the lapel.  The rule is that width of your lapel is supposed to be similar to the width of the lapel on your jacket.  Observe why that does not matter:

shoes

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

socks

Socks by J.Crew.

Tie

Cranberry medium width necktie by Yves Saint Laurent is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.  Cranberry/white striped spread collar dress shirt is by Banana Republic. 

flower

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

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Turquoise plaid double-breasted sport coat with notch lapels, rear center vent, six button silhouette, flap pockets, and full interior lining is from The Carraway Concept.  Cranberry flat front trousers are by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Fresh Salmon

More aggressive colors for the spring season.  Today, I went bold with my selection in trousers:

shoes

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

socks

Khaki dress socks by Banana Republic.

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Chocolate necktie by Yves Saint Laurent is a thrifting find.  Chocolate gingham button down by J.Crew is a thrifting find.  Gold tie bar is by Brooks Brothers.

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Silk salmon pocket square…orgin unknown.

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Salmon colored trousers are by Brooks Brothers. Cream blazer with notch lapels, gold buttons, rear center vent, two button closure, patch pockets, and full interior lining is thrifting find.

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:

shoes

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.

Sucker For Friday’s

It’s casual Friday and casual for me is no neckwear.  Therefore, I went without any form of neckwear today.  However, I closed out the weekend with more spring colors and spring patterns:

shoes

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

socks

Gold socks are by J.Crew.

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Silk gold pocket square is a thrifting find.

cufflinks

Gold cufflinks are by Roundtree And Yorke.

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(Blue and white seersucker sport coat features notch lapels, two button closure, rear center vent, patch pockets, original ivory buttons, and full interior lining is a thrifting find; white french cuff dress shirt with the spread collar is by Ralph Lauren; pink flat front trousers are by Ralph Lauren.)