Class and then drinks with the Student Org.
Keeping it dressy (french cuffs) casual (sneakers). Seeing as it’s sunny and beautiful I thought I’d do some blue on blue on blue on blue on blue.
Silk knots on bracelets on watch on sneakers on belt.
Just don’t be saying matchy-matchy like it’s a bad thing.
In the waning days of summer I find myself in a transitory phase. It’s still too hot (just shy of 80 today for the second day in a row) to wear your autumnal tweeds and corduroys and whatnot. But it’s too late in the season for me to be dressing like Maine meets Miami (which I think was a pretty successful look for much of the dog days).
So I’ve been mostly tweaking “standard” looks. Either putting a flourish like French Cuffs on an old standard (vest, trousers, navy tie). Or just wearing a bunch of expensive shit together instead of my usual M.O. of mixing high class stuff with old vintage-y thrift bin steeze.
I’ve also been working in small autumn pieces. Yesterday it was chocolate bucks, today it’s my longwings. Both are reasonably appropriate for all times, but seem particularly suited to Fall. I also thought the nod to florals with the pocket square (just an old piece of japanese silk) and silk knot “bouquet” was a good way to echo the warm weather without wearing a garden on my chest.
Oh! and I started ironing my pants (like a big boy), so they look much better
In any event, today’s classic I’m spinning is Chinos and a Navy Blazer. No tie, just coordinating my reds, grays and blues in different ways. Silk Knots, bracelets and watches can effectively be worked into color coordination in imaginative ways, it need not be only tie, shirt, pocket square.
Ed. Note: Shout out to my friend Jon W. if he’s reading this. I totally stole the 3 silk knot bouquet from him.