I knew this jacket was a pip the day I bought it, but the thing was filthy...like brittle with dirt. Still, I saw the potential, because you have to think that way when you're buying someone else's junk. Now, it's soft and fresh, and two shades more vibrant. I also had our man Mr. Lee change the matching salmon colored buttons for white ones. That little extra dose of casual goes a long way to making sense of this jacket, no?
It's almost impossible to photograph, but there are actually microscopic bits of navy blue thread woven into this fine piece of vintage hop sack. That's why the navy gingham square is such a ringer. Before someone else says it, I am fully aware that the white tennis shirts have been getting heavy play lately. But when trotting out something in so strong a color as this jacket for the trial run, best to set it off with neutrals. Next time, maybe a white oxford with a navy pencil stripe, or perhaps a navy kn it tie with white dots...
Down below, a pair of brown suede bit loafer driving shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo that I picked up only this morning for $6.00. Not Gucci, but close enough. Talk about divine providence, huh?
Overall, this may be a teensy bit more "Hollywood" for me...but after all, though my style may be steeped in the traditions of New England, I am underneath it all an Italian.
p.s. What thw F***? I swear I didn't see this until after.