28 February 2011

Club Casual

The club color, especially in contrast white on a striped shirt, often carries and extra pinch of dressiness. But, if you play your cards just right, it can add just the right bit of elevation to a casual outfit:
Unbuttoned, and just peaking out of a crew neck pull over, it hints at the fact that you like to dress well, even when you're only going to the grocery store for saltines and ginger ale for your sick children, wife and mother (cripes...what a weekend).
Bean boots and dungarees almost bring this get-up into urban lumberjack territory. Good thing I don't have a beard, or a gourmet axe.

More substantial posting to follow, when the family's well and the house nurse can finally get a full nights sleep. (Yikes).

18 comments:

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

I hope that the kids and Mrs. get better soon. Don't post photos of your nurse outfit, though.

Anonymous said...

Uh, that woulod be "peeking."

Scott Alexander said...

Nothing like those old, reliable pieces. Hope everyone feels better soon. I load up on vitamin C when I'm sick. Worth a shot to get the chewable orange-flavored tablets for the kids.

Giuseppe said...

Uh..me and my spelling.

I haven't been to bed for 72 hours, mostly trying to calm the whining.

Forgive me.

b said...

A question concerning collars and sweaters that has always had me wondering. Should collars be tucked into the neck of the sweater as you display here, or tucked in? What is the difference? Speedy recovery to you all

Honest Abe said...

That's not a club collar in the photo.

Wishing a speedy recovery to all concerned.

Anonymous said...

I can't endorse pulling one's shirt collar over the neck of one's sweater, contrast collar or not. If you're in the sort of swim where people notice things like contrast collars at all, they'll notice that tiny sliver of blue Bengal stripe or Black Watch or whatever contrasting with the white; if not, you might just as well wear an Ed Hardy t-shirt under a hoodie.

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

Great spell-checking, Anonymous. You really made your point. 4 out of 5!.

Jho78 said...

I know how you feel, between my twins there are 4 ear infections in my house. I hope your family feels better soon.

Giuseppe said...

Every time I wear a club collar, someone tels me I'm not. The collar is a scant 2 inches with rounded points. What shall we call it then?

Anonymous,

Are you actually suggesting that unless one travels in well dressed circles, one shouldn't even bother trying? Really? If that were the case, I'd never be allowed out of my pyjamas.

TheOldRoad said...

Geeze... No respite from Anon even when you are on no-sleep-sick duty.

Hope everyone feels better!

Roger said...

It really isn't a club collar though. The roundness of a club collar is very broad and stubby with the edges not much wider than the rest of the collar.

It's a collar with rounded-points.

MPR said...

...But the gourmet axes are hand painted.

Also, for all the emphasis on the flag in that new video, you'd at least think they'd fold it correctly.

b said...

There os alwaus a critc lurking in the commeny section. Always.

Giuseppe said...

the same shirt:

http://anaffordablewardrobe.blogspot.com/2011/02/all-in-details.html

looks pretty clubby to me.

Anonymous said...

Its stuff like this axe that really make me sick and inflames my irrational hatred of "city folk". These degenerate hipsters take something that should be good (an axe or insert any other simple item) and try to reproduce it as a tarted up unauthentic insult.

Some one else has already mentioned their prominent display of a no doubt purposefully "distressed" American flag. As a man who raises the flag every morning and lowers it every night I find that particularly offensive.

Roger said...

I take it back. That's a club collar, but the photo to this post makes it look different. I was too hasty and I'm wrong.

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

Alright... to settle this once and for all... I was there, and it WAS a club collar. Want proof?

http://yankee-whisky-papa.blogspot.com/2011/02/pointless-heritage-discussion-and.html

Here, I am standing DIRECTLY NEXT TO HIM, and I can assure you it was a club collar. I was also wearing one.