Pink & Green!!

This morning was a little colder than I anticipated and I almost had the urge to pull out the gloves and scarves.  But, I restrained myself.  I decided that heavier and thicker garments would suffice.  And it did…for another one of my pink and green combinations.

Starting from the bottom, I went with my brown chucka dress boots from Banana Republic.  These are probably my favorite pair of dress shoes, other than my saddle shoes.  I bought these shoes from the Banana store in South Park Mall maybe four years ago for $30 (on sale).  So, you can say that I have gotten my money’s worth out of them,  although I have replaced the sole three or four times.  I can be caught wearing these boots in the summer…I love them that much!  I just wish Banana will make another brown leather (instead of the brown suede that they continue to make) chucka boot, so I can finally discard these.  The pink and brown striped socks are Ralph Lauren Polo Rugby.

Today’s trouser are yesterday’s “Vintage Dope” feature.  These are the vintage brown and green herringbone plaid trousers that I purchased from Hong Kong Vintage Clothing.  And as I previously state, very comfortable!  My wife and I did a great job on repairing that hole.

The pink french cuff, white spread collar dress shirt is from Brooks Brothers.

Pink cufflinks are made by Nautica.

Green paisley bow tie by Ralph Lauren.

Brown Cardigan is from Fossil.  Yes, the company that make watches and accessories.  They also make clothes…and sometimes they do a great job.  The cardigan is very thick and very well insulated.  In other words, it’s hot…but perfect for this weather.  Trust me, I will waste no time removing it once inside. 

Final Look!


Vintage Plaid Trousers

These are my latest pair of plaid tweed herringbone trousers that I found at a local vintage clothing shop here in Charlotte, Hong Kong Vintage Clothing.  I absolutely love these pants and the fit is amazing.  The price was even better at $22.

The trousers are true vintage and the restoration effort on the slacks is noticeable.  I can actually see where they stitched up the holes that once existed around the hip and thigh area.  The pants did have a hole or busted seam down the side, which was left untreated.  I actually had to break out the needle and thread and repair the hole, myself.  Actually, my wife fixed it…but I could have did the repairs myself, if I wanted to.  And I was kind of massaging her feet while she worked.  So, technically I did help with the repair effort.

Vintage Dope!

Vintage Embossed tie clip from Club Monaco.  Very nice and very sleek.  I like this piece a lot!  $34.50 isn’t a lot of money, but it’s more than I would prefer to pay for a tie clip.  On the flip side, tie clips can last forever. 


Cranberry Wednesday!!

Today’s look consists of a carefully craft grey and cranberry mash-up.

Starting with dress shoes from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Cranberry argyle socks courtesy of Banana Republic.

Flat front cranberry colored dress slacks, also Saks Fifth Avenue.

Narrow collar, grey dress shirt from H & M.

Cranberry, striped Oscar De La Renta necktie, which was a thrifting find for $1.  Tie bar from Kenneth Cole.

Cranberry pocket square was also a thrifting find for 50 cents.

Vintage grey blazer was a $3.50 thrifting find, as well.  And I love the way this jacket fits!  It did not bother to get this jacket fitted after I found it…it already hugs me better than my wife.

Finished Look!  Look at the love the blazer is showing me.  My wife should take notes:  “THIS IS HOW YOU SHOULD HUG ME!”

Just Bought The New Lebrons

Lionhead Cufflinks

I just purchased these vintage style brass lionhead cufflinks from  For some reason, I want to name these “The Lebrons”.  And you know what…I think I will.  Anyway, the vendor that I purchased these bad boys from is CosmicFirefly.  They were only $24 and there are more available.  So, help yourself…