Given the unsettling lack of any kind of snow throughout November, December, and now January, I guess we need to find something other than a big wild snow man abominable this year. How about a plaid "dress shirt", made all the more abominable by the un-buttoned button down collar...somebody, please smack some sense into me. I am fully prepared to use my Italian-ness, and the fact that G. Bruce Boyer does it all the time lately, as a full cop out.
Brooks Brothers USA made poplin shirt in "Dress Gordon" tartan: $8.99
Cricketeer tweed jacket, made in USA : $6.99
Mohair/wool blend knit tie, very wide, very '70s, by Rooster: $1.99
Silk pocket square: I've forgotten
Skirt pin as tie bar
Below: charcoal flannels with forward pleats, cordovan wingtips, and bottle green socks.
I may sometimes complain about not having the kind of life that requires a man to dress well, but really it can be a blessing in disguise. What kind of job that required a jacket and tie would allow me to get away with these kind of sartorial shenanigans? Dressing well by requirement is one thing. Dressing well through a combination of a sense of manhood, occasion, dash, respect and sheer enjoyment is far more fun. All the more so if the less creative and brave among us find it "abominable".