It’s a laundry/grocery shopping kind of day.
I just got this suede jacket that I’m digging. Makes me want to go “I get results you stupid chief!”
In other news, Picasa has all sorts of effects buttons now, so my pics will probably be extra bloggy until I figure out exactly how I want to use them.
GAP Suede Jacket - $3.50
Isles Knit Blue Sweater - $11
Penguin Jeans - $5
Eastland Made in Maine Ranger Mocs - Thrift Gift (orig. $15 to Ashley)
What up Tumblr? You having a good day? Well, enough small talk, what’s the deal?
I been getting
no only moderate amounts of love lately! Only one post since NYE has crested 10 notes (a couple capped out at 10).
What gives? Not enough snark? More “Normie” than my usual oeuvre? Too much stupid commentary?
Anyway, I hope after I post some pics of me looking vaguely like the unabomber and throwing my laundry basket around you’ll be
scared enough more inclined to hit “like” and tell me how great I am my outfit’s are just tops the bees knees (note to self: come up with term for “great” from after 1954).
Red Hoodie - Free
Waxed Canvas Bean Boots - $8
Idiot-Proofing a look (and then still looking like an idiot).
I think an underrated item in #menswear is the bulky ragg wool sweater.
People go gaga over shawl collared cardigans, aran and Norwegian sweaters and thin cashmere. They fight about whether turtle necks are cool or douchy, v or crew neck, merino or cashmere. But left out of this conversation is something like what I’m wearing today, a charcoal ragg wool sweater.
This happens to be vintage Bean (Made in Ireland). It has a couple tiny embellishments, raglan sleeves (actually more like sleeves on a commando sweater but without the pads), and rolled cuffs; but largely it’s very plain.
This makes it fairly idiot proof. Because it’s so heavy duty it pulls double duty as a light jacket. With jeans, flannels or chinos it looks rugged and practical. Maybe no office ready, but in a casual workplace or running around town it’s my personal favorite. Shawl collar be damned!
Oh, and if you want to blow up the idiot proof look just throw on a giant fur collared pea coat and you’ll look like Serpico in a hot second.
Bosses are out of town. Time to dress down…
Nah, I’m just kidding, I work at a consignment store, I can wear whatever the goddamn fuck I please! (well… maybe not the leopard print loincloth my friends were suggesting the other night).
Either way, this is kind of momentous, I’m… (wait for it…) repeating an outfit (from way way back on easter).
Summer is rapidly coming to a close. Hope everyone is ready to hit the thrifts to stock up on nerdy tweed jackets and burly work boots. I’m sick of Neapolitan tailoring. I want some tweed, denim, and wolverines.
This is what I mean by no inspiration.
It’s 88 degrees w/ 70% humidity (and rising).
I don’t have A/C.
The ocean is still too cold to go into.
Even maximalists have to deal with sweat.
WIWT: White Hanes V-neck t-shirt, J-Crew Chinos (rolled hipster bike messenger style), Quoddy boat shoes, black aviators
If I was a famous style blogger this shit would absolutely blow up the internet.
Cape Elizabeth ME. Watching my cousin. Might just go jump on the trampoline…
EDIT: I’m reposting this because it occurs to me that I usually wear pretty non-conservative attire (#understatementoftheyear) and talk about how I thrifted it all.
This outfit is 2 things.
1. It’s about as conservative as you can get. French Blue OCBD, Khaki Chinos, Brown Bucks, Woven Brown Belt and Brown Leather watch.
2. It’s all thrifted.
So remember if you’re looking at my blog thinking “Well I guess I’d thrift, if I wanted to look like a kindergarten class got into my closet.” that there are more things in thrift stores than are dreamt of in my philosophy of dressing Horatio (or whatever your name is.)
I wore this to a brand new thrift store circuit today. Some success. Will be trying again in the future.
I think that the subtle plaid jacket (I think it’s a fresco) with a gingham shirt will be a go to look for me this summer. Pairs as well as a navy blazer, but has a little bit more oomf. Which, as a maximalist, I like.
Purchased on St. Marks Place, NYC. Took a vacation to NYC last summer, was hanging out with some punk rockers (like old school, mohawk, combat boots, etc…) while I was wearing jeans, a vest and tie… none of us were comfortable in the 90+ degree heat. Anyway, I needed something to shield my eyes and these went best with my mustache.