Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Do you ever have those mornings that nothing seems to work. You have already worn your navy blazer two or maybe even three times earlier in the week, and you just can't decide what to put on. Well, my suggestion is go casual and grab the cardigan, and slip on a pair of loafers to go with your trousers and tie. The cardigan can work as a sport coat, and you will be dressed properly while sporting it with the rest of your ensemble.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Personally, I know very little information to share about Le Corbusier, but that does not prohibit us from celebrating his style. Le Corbusier was in fact a famous architect if I am not mistaken, but he was also well known for his bow ties and thick framed glasses. The photo below also demonstrates that he picked up this particular style as a young man, and obviously carried it throughout his life. Mr. Le Corbusier is certainly an inspiration, and someone that is worthy of emulation.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The other day, I was the guest speaker at a high school. It was a scary experience for many reasons, but I decided to sport the donegal tweed and chinos look for the kids and faculty. Overall, the program turned out very well.
What I wore:
Southwick Donegal Tweed Sport Coat
Brooks Brothers OCBD
Polo Wool Tie
Cole Haan Saddle Loafers
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This jacket pattern has always fascinated me, and I am considering making a purchase from J Press to acquire it. I am not sure where the desire originated, until I stumbled upon a photo I have posted on this blog before. Yes, I have always desired this outfit pictured below, and I own all the necessary pieces, minus the jacket. Should I, or shouldn't I....that is the question.
Monday, September 21, 2009
One of my favorite movies is the Good Shepherd! The movie is full of WASPy wear, and the English professor has a remarkable wardrobe in this movie. However, the garment that truly caught my eye was a tweed 3/2 roll with two breast pockets. Amazing! It actually looks correct, but I would not wear a pocket square in either pocket.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Well, it arrived and I am happy to share with you half of my suit. I just honestly felt like wearing jeans today (seldom do), and I paired them with my jacket and tie. The trousers are flat front with two-inch cuffs. Overall, I am pleased with the jacket, but it is not exactly what I ordered. I wanted a true Ivy League style tweed suit with a sack fit, 3/2 roll, patch pockets, and two button cuff. And yes, the fit does appear to be sack, but to my displeasure, the jacket has darts. I ordered it from Adrian Jules (my first), and I guess they just can't make a sack suit. I should have went with Southwick, but I loved this cloth. Regardless, it has the old school feel that I want, and it fits like a sack suit. Truly, I have fallen in love with the sack fit, and I am moving away from darts. Yes, I know the trads of the world hate darts, but earlier in my life I preferred a little shape. Not so much anymore! All of my recent purchases have been strictly 3/2 roll and sack fit.
Worn with a narrow tie.
Two Button Cuff
Loafers with a crest (I know, bring on the comments)!
Here's looking at you kid!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
It is certainly a blessing to still have grandparents alive, and I am blessed with two living grandmas. One is in her seventies (pictured), and my great grandma is still alive and kicking at 94. My grandmas are polar opposites. One is obsessed with collecting dolls and the other is obsessed with funeral homes (spooky, I know). The funeral obsessed granny even owns an antique hearse for crying out loud. Anyway, I love them both.
PS - My cashmere tweed houndstooth suit has arrived, and I am very pleased. It is a warm one to wear though, but I will display it on the blog very soon.