04 December 2009

Custom Shirt Reprise

The custom shirt gets it's first airing tonight. Paired with a navy flannel blazer, and a $1.99 Italian silk pocket square with hand rolled edges I picked up this afternoon. No tie. We're going top a nice place, but I don't want to be stuffy. Besides, my over the top white button down collar is zesty enough for a modern upscale casual dinner.

Finished with J.Press charcoal flannel trousers ($4.99) and brown suede Allen Edmonds "Bradley" 's ($12.99).
I don't care what anyone says, I really dig this shirt...which is good, since I'm the one who's going to wear it.

I'm posting early tonight. The last thing I hope to be doing after returning home from my date with Mrs. G. is looking at the computer in the wee hours.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh! We can't even see the whole shirt. But the outfit looks nice and I love the pocket square.

Gregorius Mercator said...

Looking sharp.

Anonymous said...

That shirt collar is so high and the points are so long that it would look at home in Harlem--or at a gathering of Mafiosi.

Very disappointed!

Jeff said...

I've been reading your blog for a few days now, and one thing really has gotten to me... WHERE DO YOU GET THIS STUFF!? How do you find such extraordinary deals on "italian silk pocket square with hand rolled edges!?" Just standard thrifts? I'd like to pick up on stuff like this, too.

And don't worry, I won't horn in on your territory. I'm six hundred miles away.

Michael B. said...

(Conor prayed to the arrow-slinging Cupids a-fluttering o'er head: "The last thing I hope to be doing after returning home from my date with Mrs. G. is looking at the computer in the wee hours.")

Well then, I hope SHE liked the shirt. ;)

Michael B. said...

Ooops. Lost track of which feed I was on! Sorry to call you Conor. ;)

Young Fogey said...

Stylin'!

Mrs. G said...

Micheal b.......
SHE liked it a lot.
A whole lot. ;)

OCBD said...

Two quotes:

"Simplicity is the essence of elegance"

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"

Please bear these in mind the next time you decide to go to extremes.

Giuseppe said...

OCBD,

True statements both. That's why I own so many white and blue shirts. But there's also nothing wrong with individuality and the occasional overstatement. Keeps things interesting.

Paul said...

If you liked the rig and it made you feel good - nuff said - it's great man!

Jovan said...

Looks great. I wouldn't do it myself (I would have probably gone with a uni stripe OCBD or something with those items) but you own the look.

Nitpicks: I wish the collar had more roll to it. Would also look better with a soft, non-fused lining or none whatsoever. Just my two cents.

Anonymous said...

Learn how to fold a pocket square correctly you putz. Hopefully you and "Ms. G" dined in a dimly lit restaurant.

non_such said...

While the shirt in question does not meet any of the criteria for online prepdom/waspdom, it would behoove the unsolicited opinion to consider things in (some sort of) context. The garment in question was not paid for with the bloggers own money which, to even the Galbraith loving arm chair economist, would fully explain the desire to toy with the childishly sacred institution of the button down collar. Despite the generously evident intention of the post, the desire for comment speaks more to the generic antagonism of the americas that any meaningful addition.

While this blog often serves as a vehicle/venue for the authors personal tastes and mixed interests, a prior post attesting to the imminent popularity would attest to a certain amateur trend setting; With the recent appearance of spread button down collars in certain boutiques, this shirt is neither surprising nor controversial.

Giuseppe said...

Anonymous,

People who do every damn thing "correctly" are boring.

Name-calling is childish.

I invite disagreement, but let's keep it proper.

Cyclo2000 said...

Sad to admit that I'm not mad keen on the new shirt. I'd have liked it better without the buttons on the collar.
As long as you like it and it makes you feel better when you put it on...thay's what counts!

Anonymous said...

There is a difference between things not being done correctly, with the purpose of adding a little flair or style and not being done correctly doing because of flat out ignorance. You, my friend, fall in the latter. So I still stand by my comment of asking you to learn how to fold a pocket square....putz.

Giuseppe said...

Seriously, why the name calling?

Giuseppe said...

Also, instead of merely trying to belittle me over a matter as trivial as my pocket square, you could instead offer up a constructive alternative.