Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Today, I visited my local Brooks Brothers store, and I made three small purchases. First, I bought a beautiful pair of dark madras trousers that I will wear with a blue OCBD, navy club tie, and navy blazer with gold buttons. The look will be finished off with cordovan penny loafers.
Second, I bought a luxury fit dress shirt in a rainbow colored tattersall. The shirt is very versatile, and will be worn with suits, blazers, and sport coats with and without ties (and possibly with an ascot).
Finally, I bought a yellow gingham pocket square that will serve many sartorial purposes.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Ford was unfortunately a troubled president who is most remembered for issuing a pardon for Nixon. He was thrown onto the scene as president with a world of problems, and without doubt, he was not Republican leader that Reagan was. However, he did dress fairly well, and boy did he enjoy his pipe. Pipe smoking has been a topic on this blog on a few occasions, and here is a classic photo of a president and his pipe.
Monday, June 22, 2009
These shoes represent a great variation on the penny loafer with a crest in place of the pocket for penny storage. Gorgeous! They would look great with a khakis or cream trousers with a button down collar shirt and blazer.
And yes! I will soon return with many photo spots of yours truly. I have many new wardrobe additions and many that I have yet to show.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
First, let me address some complaints about my non frequent posting. It is summer, and I am up to my ears in work but I will try to maintain a six day a week posting schedule very soon. From time to time, I may miss a day or two posting but I do appreciate the readers.
That being said, let us focus on the Time photo above. It displays the common appearance of plaid jackets in the mainstream Ivy League establishments in the 1960s. These madras coats are beautiful, and the accessories are not over done. Plaid jacket, solid knit tie, chinos = perfection.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I am not familiar with the company from which this photo originates, but the company does appear to be Japanese based and influenced by WASP design. I am posting this photograph because I love the plaid jacket on display. I suppose it is meant to be madras, but I feel more comfortable calling this a spring tartan blazer. It is beautiful, and I love the navy tie, trousers, and sand colored bucks. Not to mention, the trad specs worn by the gentleman. Plaid jackets are seldom used in today's society and I think that is a shame. I have many plaid jackets in summer and winter weights, and I sport them as often as possible.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
All Rings Photographed Are From Dexter
I am considering getting a new signet ring, and here are a few of the choices I am looking at. Currently, I own a signet ring with my initials engraved on the ring, and I most often wear my college ring which also resembles a signet ring. However, I am suddenly intrigued by a stone with an emblem engraved. Should I choose a bloodstone or a carnelian stone. I am really not sure.....maybe one of each.
Monday, June 8, 2009
After looking through the new catalog of Shipton & Heneage, I found a bit loafer that bothers me. First, let me say that I am a huge fan of bit loafers, and I appreciate the brand Shipton & Heneage, great shoes! However, these zebra bit loafers are disturbing to me yet appealing. I of course would never purchase them, but there is a little desire in me to do so. First, it is not WASP for men to wear zebra print shoes (women, maybe), and second what the heck would you wear them with? Anyway, the shoe is a classic design with a rock star shell, and certainly worth posting on the blog.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Photo Credit: New York Home Design
This kid was the topic of many home decor based blogs a while back, and I thought I would post a picture of his dormitory on WASP 101 for his display of WASP style. The hand made oriental rugs, green paint, paisley and plaid, and many eclectic photos and pictures create one of the smallest WASP palaces I have ever seen. Not to mention that the cheery old chap is wearing melon colored pants and Stubbs and Wooten slippers along with his Ivy League haircut. A true young WASP indeed.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
After reviewing Obama's recent trip to Egypt and many recent president's trips around the country and world before him, I have come to some conclusions. Yes, these are conclusions that I have known for a while, but I feel compelled to expound. American leaders are consumed with political consultant's fashion advice of always appearing the same. It does not matter if it were a 105 degrees outside, these characters will only wear dark navy and charcoal suits. When leaders are forced to dress down such as Obama did while touring the pyramids, we see him wearing a polo and jeans. These conclusions bring me to find leaders who obviously have some personal sense of style. And furthermore, if consultants believe leaders can only wear dark suits and be elected......well, that is ridiculous. Two leaders that quickly come to mind that did not and do not follow these ridiculous rules are Franklin Roosevelt and Prince Charles. Yes, I know FDR was around in a world where the press did not rule the world as they do today, and I realize Charles does not have to be elected. However, I think FDR would act the same in today's world as he did in his day, and Charles does have to worry about public opinion since the House of Commons could banish the monarchy.
In the photos of Prince Charles, you can obviously tell he is in a warmer climate. Does he sport a polo and jeans, no! He wears a light weight cotton or linen suit, colorful tie, and white bucks. Amazing! And when is the last time we saw an American leader wearing a colored pocket square.
Wow! Is that an American president is a light colored suit and bow tie? It is, and I bet he was possibly getting ready to address the nation.
Could it be a white linen suit?