High of 60 and cloudy all day. Any wonder I’m blue?
On a sidenote, this jacket just came back from the tailor and given how often I wore it last summer I’m very excited.
Vtg. Campus “Fine Tailored Sportswear” Plaid Sport Coat
Vtg. Jordan Marsh “A Fitted Shirt” OCBD
Vtg. Present Tie
Vtg. Levi’s “Trimcut” Linen Trousers
Vtg. J&M “Cellini” Made in Italy Loafers
French cuffs & Navy
Grenadine textured tie(?) with Vintage Linen trousers & chocolate bucks.
EDIT: Eight in Hand questioned whether or not this was a grenadine, I did some light research and found he is probably correct. I (mistakenly) believed grenadine was a blanket term for heavily textured neckties in a solid color that were woven, not knit. It is more specific than that (thought I have class in 25 minutes and don’t have time to go on at length.) I have changed the original post to reflect this. I’ve also removed the #grenadine tag.
Well my weekend is over. Back to work.
Now except for the red shoes, this outfit is pretty conservative (by my standards).
Except for the red shoes, and the tie.
I think it’s important to remember that as important as anchor pieces and loud pieces are for balance, if you have a totally staid outfit except for (in this case) red shoes, it ceases to be about what you’re wearing and becomes “LOOK AT MY RED SHOES!!!!!”
BUT! If you have a heavily patterned tie (that conveniently echoes all the colors in the outfit) and a vest (instead of a blazer/sport coat), you can put enough of a twist on it so that it’s still an outfit, and not just a pair of shoes… and some other stuff.
Or at least that’s what I think.
Note to Self: Pay closer attention to “chance of thunderstorms” weather reports.