The last from New Year’s Eve.
Apparently we went as gray and silver… man/woman (I’m bad at superhero names).
In related news, plain domino masks are weirdly difficult to obtain without substantial alteration.
Great weekend at a backwoods wedding up in Twin Forks ME (Pop. 35)
I have some words for this, but they’ll have to wait until a later, less exhausted time.
Wedding pics seem to be the only fit pics I post of late…
Suit - Calvin Klein $10
Shirt - B Republic (Gift)
Tie - Riverty of Boston (pointed bottom knit FTW) $2
Coat - B Republic $32
Shoes - Vintage (no tags, probably Dexter) $12
Pocket Squares - Tissues from the B&B (forgot to pack a white handkerchief, rookie mistake!)
What’s at Material Objects this week? 8/19/12-8/25/12 (500 Congress St. Portland ME)
Brown in Town.
Suit - Vtg. Anderson-Little, Brown w. Red & Blue Pinstripes, Sz 40/42, Made in USA, $45
Shirt - Tommy Hilfiger, 100% Cotton, Sz M, $12
Tie - No Brand Self Tie Bow Tie, English Repp Silk - $10
Shoes - Vtg. Dexter Shortwing Oxfords - $30
Sperry Strap Loafers (NWOT) $36
We got all fancy.
Then gorged ourselves on duck confit risotto & flan.
We’re going to bed.
Deansgate for Serry of NH suit - $20
Burberry Tie - $2
Sebago wholecut oxfords - $7
PS - Free
Dress & Shoes
(she makes her own jewelry)
I’ve written before about my love for what I’ve deemed the deconstructed 3-piece look. That is to say, pants, vest and jacket but not a suit. I think doing this with hearty fabrics (think denim, corduroy, hopsack/flannel, etc…) keeps a more casual nice and sharp.
But it’s dangerous, I think this is the most botched look I see on Tumblr even by “experts”. If you have a dressy jacket, dressy vest, silk tie, and jeans you’re wearing a #menswear mullet, business up top, party down below. It usually looks a little wonky, but gets rocked by tailoring pros so people eat it up. Keep the tie casual (I like wool tartan, but as long as it isn’t a super shiny silk you’ll be alright), and the fabrics in the same family and you’ll look great without seeming too uptight.
Shit, when it’s as warm as it is today, you don’t even need a coat as the 3 pieces will keep you warm as you drop off stuff to get tailored, get some coffee, hit the library and all those other errands you need to look good, but not too good, for.
Stanley Blacker Navy Blazer - $4
Glen Plaid Vest - $2
Pendleton Tartan Tie - $2
Vintage Van Heusen “Editions” fitted Shirt - $2.50
Levi’s 505’s - $2.50
Allen Edmonds Oxblood Sanford’s - $4
First Friday Art Walk.
Combining my twin passions, art, and walking around.
Zero King Khaki Pea Coat - $5
2 pieces of a 3 piece “Deansgate for Serry’s” suit - $20 (for suit)
Levis “Movin’ On” Workshirt - $5
“Custom Shop” Silk Tie - $2
Church’s Captoe 1/4 Brogued Oxfords - $16
Deep Freeze Florals.
When it gets to be this cold you need to stay positive. So I’m rocking a floral on floral combo to remind myself that it won’t be this cold forever. (shit, it’s already up to a balmy 11 degrees today!)
Same deconstructed 3-piece look that I’ve been rocking for a while now. It makes a great base because it’s all neutrals, so it sits well with both other hearty neutrals (like a wool olive tie) but also with powerful contasts (like a silk purple/teal floral tie/pocket square).
Throw a duffle coat over the whole mess for warmth, and a turquoise scarf to reference the colors you’re covering up and you’re good to go…
…Straight to your heated car, because it is COLD AS BALLS out there.
Vintage Tan Duffel Coat by Lodenfrey - Free
Stanley Blacker for Homicks Navy Blazer - $4
Tweed Waistcoat - Free
Jordan Marsh “A Fitted Shirt” OCBD - $2.50
Liberty of London Floral Tie - $1
Floral Pocket Square (Lady’s Scarf) - $1
Banana Republic Moleskin Trousers - $9 (previously shown as $11, my bad…)
Eastland Ranger Mocs - Free (Thrift Gift from Ashley, $15 to her)
Turquoise Glen Plaid/Houndstooth Reversible Scarf - $2
Finally got a chance to go out with Ashley after a couple weeks of family time and the mandatory fun times of throwing a large new year’s eve party.
I wanted to get dressed up at least a little bit. I was shooting for “blogger business formal” or “urban chic”, to suggest two dress codes with no real definition or parameters. but suggests formality without being formal and just chic enough to gently dip its toes in “euro-douchebag”. I went with 2 pieces of a 3-piece charcoal herringbone, light gray jeans and red gingham. The red ties it to my day look and makes it a bit more casual, the gray on gray is formal, but the jeans hold it back.
I was happy with it.
H&M Topcoat - $5
Charcoal Flannel Waistcoat & Jacket - Part of a Vintage 3-Piece suit “Deansgate for Serry’s of NH” - $20
Vintage Red Gingham Levi’s Workshirt - $5
Gray Uniqlo Jeans - $11
Church’s “Diplomat” Captoes - $16
No Brand Black Watch Blanket Scarf - $2
No. 3’s a Winner!
Let this be a lesson. A 3 piece suit will always win photo competitions.