Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Now, back to the story. Our neighbors are friendly, but they are perhaps the most touchy feely people on the planet. The couple in reference is a newly married couple, and they are a two years older than me. The wife (neighbor) is always all over me like glue. She ignored all her guest, and she focused all her attention on me. She continually rubbed my back and hugged me constantly. It was embarrassing! Then I looked up, and her husband was doing the same to my wife. Maybe, they are just touchy feely like I said earlier, or at least that is what I will tell myself. However, I think we will have to be busy the next time we receive an invite.
My new watch.
My new shoes.
One more look. No post this Sunday, and I hope you are having a great weekend!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
These tassel loafers are my newest addition to my shoe collection. They are Ralph Lauren dark brown shell cordovan shoes, and I love them! I have already worn them twice, and they were surprisingly comfortable from the beginning. Sometimes, shell cordovan shoes can be a little stiff in the beginning, but they break in nicely over time.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This gentleman was a frequent guest on the Sartorialist, and I featured him in one of my earlier post entitled Herringbone Perfection. There is absolutely nothing that I do not like about this old chap's outfit. He perfectly demonstrates that yellow and pink can look marvelous together, and how one can wear the combination without looking like a lemonade stand. This is truly old school WASP style, and the addition of the umbrella accessory adds the over-the-top appeal you expect from an older WASP type. This picture could also be used in a dissertation about the similarities and differences between WASPs, preppies, and trads (I bet I just opened a can of worms with that statement). Anyway, I also admire the gentleman's beautifully cuffed trousers (2-inches), and impeccable penny loafers. An awesome display!
Monday, May 26, 2008
This classic shot from To Kill A Mockingbird exhibits the classic appeal of a seersucker suit. Second only to linen, seersucker is my favorite warm weather fabric. The feature I like about this suit is that it is vested. I admire it even more because the vest fits properly. To me, there is just something special about a double breasted or vested seersucker suit, but sadly I own neither of the two. However, I am considering purchasing one in the near future, but for now my single breasted two button seersucker suit will have to do.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
If I am not mistaken, this is a british girl band called Girls Aloud. Don't you just love the classic uniform look. It is classic WASP style, and the look reminds me of my math teacher in high school. She dressed just like these girls (with a few more buttons fastened). And what about Blair Waldorf on the new show Gossip Girl. My wife watches the teenage guilty pleasure, and she has forced me to watch a couple episodes with her. Regardless, after seeing the lovely Ms. Waldorf, I stop complaining (she is like 20 something in real life). There is just something about a conniving WASPy girl that gets me going :) Anyway, look for a new post on Sunday. I missed one day of posting earlier this week, and I will make up for it by posting late Saturday night. Have a great weekend!
PS- The song Rich Girls is a good tune to listen to while reading this post. It is on the playlist.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I found this old ad quite interesting and informative for those who need a lesson in formal wear 101. Even though we have few opportunities to wear formal wear these days, it is vital to be dressed appropriately. I have done posts on formal wear items before, but this is a good chart worth posting. And for goodness sakes, please don't rent tuxedos!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
I apologize for missing two days in a row posting this week, but work has really picked up and I have been training new staff members I hired. I will try to do better next week, and I will post this Sunday to make up for it (I usually do not).
Earlier today, I was viewing the Brooks Brothers website, and I stumbled upon the new Black Fleece collection. I am all for Brooks Brothers having a high end collection, but I have not quite forgiven them for letting Thom Browne provide his services. I find the cut of his garments appalling. Regardless, I am intrigued by the two suits featured in this post. Yes, the pants need to be longer, but the fabric and theme is interesting.
I have never seen a plaid suit from head-to-toe, and especially a plaid suit that comes off-the-rack. Furthermore, I definitely have never seen a patchwork seersucker suit. All of these clothes have a preppy appeal, but I don't know if I would be brave enough to step out of the house wearing such. There is no question that I would wear the jackets and trousers separately. However, I would never spend $2,000 for an off-the-rack suit (I think the Thom Browne, Black Fleece suits are around that price).
Monday, May 12, 2008
As I continue to struggle with allergies, I look for bright colors to bring me comfort. Warm weather gives us a great opportunity to break out the bright wear, and two of my favorites are peach and mint green. The J Press display above is a beautiful example of a peach shirt being used instead of the basic white shirt. In my opinion, the additional color makes the already sophisticated seersucker more appealing.
As I indicated above, mint green is another favorite of mine. I love mixing a mint shirt with white ducks, navy repp tie with red stripes, and a navy blazer. The look is very sophisticated!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I am taking a few days off from work, and my friend MB is coming over for the weekend. Remember, last weeks post about our wives being out of town? Anyway, we will be partying the night away, and I am posting tomorrow's post early today.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I guess we can blame the decline on central heating and Al Gore's global warming crisis :) which brings me to another subject. I certainly do not want my blog to become one that discusses politics, but I can't help but to mention my disgust with all the political ads on TV. As an informed citizen, it amazes me how the general public is fooled by wild and ridiculous claims. We have state candidates in my area who claim they single-handedly saved military bases and raised teacher pay single-handedly, etc. The problem is these candidates currently hold office, and their current positions would not allow them to achieve their boasted accomplishments. However, most citizens don't understand the role of a lieutenant governor to a state, or even the president's role for that matter. I am also disgusted by the use of the word "free" in speeches, and I am disgusted more by those who believe it. Nothing is "free" in government! Somebody pays for it!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Beach weddings can be fun as well. Featured here is navy blazers, reds, and Vineyard Vine Ties.
Friday, May 2, 2008
As I sat at home tonight, I found myself to be tired and bored. Work has been demanding of late, and I have lost numerous hours of sleep. To be honest, my blog has probably suffered during this period, and if the content has been dry, I apologize. Anyway, since I was tired and did not feel like going out, I amused myself by putting on a relaxing outfit. I broke out my white linen suit and ascot, but I did not photograph my feet since I was wearing leather house slippers (burgundy). I sipped on tea and read for a while, but then the phone rang. It was my best friend MB, and after a few moments of discussion, reality struck. We both realized we were going to be home alone next week. Both of our wives are going out of town (not together), and we will be bachelors for seven days. Immediately, we planned to get together for a night of fun and games. Back in the day (college), MB and I could get into some mischief. Some of our stories are legend around campus. I would share a couple feats, but I fear I might incriminate myself. Regardless, we plan to have a grand time next week (no I am not talking about cheating, I would not do that). So the question is, will the mice play next week? With all the build up, we will probably end up getting something to eat and playing chess all night. And of course, we will probably reminisce about babes from our youth like Alyssa Milano, etc. Oh yes, in case you were wondering if I would wear the outfit above to work. The answer is yes, but only on Friday. Why work so hard to be the boss if you are not going to take advantage of not having to conform. Have a great weekend!
Cary Grant looking sharp in white! Just thought I would share :)
Do you know any 30 year old guys today that didn't have a crush on her growing up?