An easy and comfortable Summer outfit, perfect for a day of scouring some far-flung thrift shops:
Un-ironed Brooks Brothers pink oxford, sleeves rolled, collar un-buttoned, with plaid Bermuda shorts and an old brown leather belt. Just something to throw on, but still it maintains a modicum of style and presentation.
The Boy, when it was his turn to get dressed, absolutely insisted on his own unironed pink oxford, worn sleeves rolled, collar un-buttoned, with an old brown leather belt and camo cargo shorts. The combination of camouflage and pink oxford is killingly stylish on a young boy, but leave it alone if you're out of high school. The more my son develops his own sense of style as a loose derivative of my own, the more I realise how much youth, and maybe even childishness, is the lynch-pin of the Polo/RL empire.
True, a father and son dressed in matching pink shirts may be "cute" to the point of "sickening", but when your son insists on dressing just like you for a day spent at the thrift store, it's hard to say no. Besides, with the current state of our collective standard of dress, I wil never refuse my Boy the right to wear a proper shirt by his own choice.
Incidentally, the days excursion netted quite a haul. Look for it in the shop over the next few days.