As seen in the comments section, some chap from the Rake asked me to remove this photo. Oh well, I will do it.
Personally, I think the colors pink and yellow mixed together are more pleasing to the eye than green and pink. Pairing the colors with a navy blazer and a sweet pair of loafers is a smart idea, and by doing so, you are set for an evening at the club.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Even preppies from the 1970s look better than the average person today. Sure, hair was a little longer and belts and lapels were a little too wide. Ugly sideburns also appeared. But, at least the Ivy League traditionalist such as Press and Brooks made very few changes to their lineups. I was born in 1977, but thank goodness I didn't grow up during this decade.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
It is undoubted that the English influenced WASP style, and it is arguably the key driving force behind the movement. And though, I favor the American interpretation of the suit being the 3/2 sack with natural shoulders, I do own some suits that are a little more on the English side. For example, this Canadian made-to-measure suit from Coppley represents many English details not found on suits at J Press. It is equipped with peak lapels, darts, and side vents. However, I would say this suit is best described as a combination of both American and English styling because I did stick with a flat front trouser, and natural shoulders. I am also wearing a straight collar with a slight spread for more formality, as I would not wear a button down shirt with this suit. In addition, I really do not like black mixed with navy, and I adorned my feet with Ralph Lauren wing-tips.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Many look at what I am wearing and they gasp! They say, why does Richard wear an oxford cloth button down shirt with his suit? Why does he have bit loafers on with his suit? Why is he wearing that club tie with a faux crest? Well personally, I find it very appealing to occasionally pair my OCBDs with my 3/2 roll suits. Sure, I wear spread collars, straight collars, pinned and club collars, but mixing in a button down just feels good. Is it correct? Well, for me it is, and it was correct for the great Fred Astaire who was idolized by the likes of Bruce Boyer. He wore them with his suits, and heck, he even wore them with double breasted suits. In addition, many tradly dressed Ivy League students from decades ago did it as well. As far as the correctness of loafers with suits go, I just like them plan and simple. Sure, I have lace up oxford cap-toes, but I also find it correct to wear bits and tassels with my suits. I personally think it is an American WASPy tradition. Oh well, I am tired so have a great weekend and good night!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
(I had to chop off the rest of my face....many would recognize me)
Today, I had lunch at Hardee's and it reminded me of being little and going there as a kid. I always ate the same thing, a roast beef and a salad from the salad bar. Yes, Hardee's used to have salad bars, and I loved the macaroni salad and the Smurf drinking glasses (my mom still has them). Today, I entered the establishment just for the heck of it, and I was clearly overdressed. But hey, who cares! Once I got my hands on the sinful Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger and a warm apple pie, I forgot that I was wearing an ascot and eating a $5 lunch. It was awesome, and it brought back a pleasant memory.
(not sure what is going on with the sleeve. This jacket reveals a lot of cuff, but not as much that is showing...promise!)
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Today, I decided to lounge around the fort after church, and I dressed comfortably for the occasion with chinos, oxford cloth buttondown shirt, and my Rugby Tartan Slippers. And, as I began to relax on the deck with steaks on the grill and drink in hand, I began to think about possibilities.
Is it possible that men like myself and other bloggers obsessed with clothes have a sickness.
Is it possible that I have too many clothes!
Is it possible that I could have been an aristocrat in a former life (no, that is silly, I am a Christian and I don't believe in such)
The possibilities are endless, and I finally had to stop myself from thinking. I took comfort in realizing that just a few decades ago, most of the men on the planet were like me in some respects.
Maybe, I was born a half a century too late.
Or maybe, I am in the right time and era, and part of my life's mission is to educate a small sector of society as to how they should dress and behave. Ok, on how to dress and scratch the behave part :)
The possibilities are endless!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
It was almost 90 degrees today, and yellow clouds of pollen filled the air. My allergies have been under control, and today I felt a little peppy. In the spirit of warm weather, I broke out my madras tie today and I paired it with:
J Press 3/2 Sack Blazer
J Crew flat front khakis, 2 inch cuff
J Crew Red Socks
What the heck happened to spring? It is going to be almost 90 degrees here tomorrow, and my allergies are hitting me hard. I have started my regiment of two Claritin, two Benadryl, and nasal spray everyday. Don't do this without doctor approval! Anyway, here is a gingham shirt with some pale yellow trousers and striped socks. Yeah, I am not too excited, the allergies have got me down.