Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Photo Credit: Steven Taylor
Retrieved From: Unabashedly Prep
While browsing other blogs, I came across this interesting photograph of a gent wearing a green suit. I can't put my finger on the fabric, but it appears to be tweed. Regardless, I have never imagined a green suit, but this photograph gives me consideration. I am thinking holiday parties, etc. What do you think?
Monday, December 20, 2010
Belt: Rugby Ralph Lauren
Ladies, if you are struggling to find a perfect gift for your guy this Christmas, I would suggest a needlepoint belt. I just purchased the skull and bones belt from Rugby above, and I love it. Tucker Blair also makes some good choices, and you are looking at investing around $100. Also, if Tucker Blair wishes to give me a belt for putting in a plug for them, I will be happy to accept. Merry Christmas!
Belts: Tucker Blair
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Photos courtesy of my Blackberry (My digital camera batteries were dead)
Being a Christian has always been an important part of my life, and every Sunday, I make an effort to get to church. On this Sunday for church, I broke out my Brooks Brothers red flannel blazer.
The blazer is equipped with many English details, and at times it is difficult to pair with a tie. Today, I paired it with a tweed tie and OCBD from Brooks, along with heavy weight khakis from Vineyard Vines. Also, I added a pair of plaid socks from Polo along with my trusty new loafers.
Enjoy this Christmas season, and be sure to spend time with your family. Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Last night, I honestly dreamed I became dictator of the world. If dreams come true, we are all screwed!
Anyway, what would a WASP dictator wear? Tweed and festive plaid ties is the answer! I have posted this custom made houndstooth suit from Adrian Jules before, but it is worth revisiting. Tweed is an important cloth to the WASP world, and I would live in it if temperatures allowed. This particular suit is very heavy, and equipped with Ivy League details such as open patch pockets, 3/2 roll, and two button cuff. In addition, the trousers are flat front with a 2 inch cuff. Other accessories include:
-Ecru OCBD Slim Fit
Shipton & Heneage (not shown, battery on camera died)
-Tobacco Suede Tassel Loafers
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Every year, I have a feast prepared for my entire staff, and I invite them to my country club to partake. Some of these parties have been memorable, and others were just food and drinks. Regardless, one must always look good, and I am wearing:
-Brownwatch Jacket 3/2 Roll Sack
-Flat Front Flannel Trousers
-Cordovan Penny Loafers
Monday, December 13, 2010
Tonight, the boys and I are getting together to have a manly evening of poker in a smoke filled room with pipes and cigars. My wife isn't to happy that I am hosting this event, but she will get over it I am sure. For the evening, I have my sleeves rolled up and I am wearing:
-Fair Isle Vest
-OCBD Extra Slim Fit
Tonight, I attended my first Christmas Party, and it was sadly and uneventful evening. The evening event took place at a friend's home, and we spent the evening drinking egg nog, listening to carols, and basically being bored to death. Eventually, I began playing a game of chess with a young collegiate chap, and it did start snowing during our game.
For the evening, I broke out my three piece tweed suit from Brooks Brothers. The suit is equipped with side vents, peak lapels, and flat front pants. I added a button-down collar shirt, festive Polo Tie, and my new Polo Cordovan Shoes paired with yellow socks. I probably should have worn suede shoes, or tassel loafers, but I just couldn't help but wear the penny loafers.
Anyway, next weekend is the family party! Yikes! Plus, there will be more to come with the WASP 101 Girls of the Year this week.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Recently, I purchased a pair of Ralph Lauren Darlton Cordovan Penny Loafers. Without a doubt, Ralph Lauren makes the most comfortable cordovan shoes around. My first Polo cordovan purchase was his tassel loafers, and I love them equally.
The shoes are made by Crockett & Jones, and again, I find them far superior in comfort to my Alden Cordovan Shoes & my Allen Edmonds. They are expensive though priced for around $800, but they are worth every penny. However, you can occasionally find them on sale at Polo, or find a slightly used pair on eBay for about half price.
My favorite way to wear them is with gray flannels or jeans while paired with yellow socks. Grab a pair, you will love them!
P.S. ADG, I finally figured out how to make them shine again....use Brooks Brothers Dark Brown Shoe Cream. With a little muscle, they will look like new again.
I hate his policies, but I couldn't refuse a photo!
First, someone please tell me how to recover my pictures from my Blackberry. I have spent days trying to figure this out, but have not had any luck. So, I will add pictures when I am assisted.
Washington D.C is certainly a melting pot of people, and I found Georgetown to be the preppy mecca of the city. My adventures took me on tours of the capital, museums, etc. However, my vice (love of classic clothing) took me on adventures in search of old guard items.
J Press: Located on L Street (I think that is right) - J Press was by far my best clothing experience in D.C. The sales staff was surprisingly courteous, and one older guy in his 70s was exceptionally nice. He shared stories about meeting JFK in the late 50s and early 60s, and he was impressed that I knew JFK shopped at Chipp. In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed the multitude of 3/2 sacks, but I left with only two new belts in my hand.
Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren is always a visual experience just for store decoration alone. The D.C. store actually had his new sack sport coats, and surprisingly, they also had a 3/2 roll. They were impeccable, but at $800 on sale they were a little pricey. The female store clerks were absolutely amazing! One in particular was very becoming, and I did strike up a conversation with her. She knew nothing about clothes, but who cares.
Vineyard Vines: I am not a big fan of Vineyard Vines, but again, the sales clerk was gorgeous. I truly think some of these places do not hire ugly people.
Rugby: Again, hats off to Ralph for his store decor, and if I could have purchased anything in this store it would have been the two chesterfield sofas. One was green and the other a very tattered brown. They had a nice collection of slippers, and some very youthful interpretations of classic style.
Overall, I enjoyed the trip and I will post pictures if someone will e-mail directions on how to load the pictures from my Blackberry. I will warn you though, I am not a good photographer, and I never introduced myself as Richard from WASP 101. So, you will not see me posing with J Press store clerks, and the pictures do leave something to be desired.