Despite my love for (and arguable overuse) of the slightly more outrageous trappings at the outer bounds of what may be considered classic menswear, I do in fact find solace in the clean look of simple classics at times. Opposites, by there very existence, make each other better. What's Summer without Winter? And what good are things like Kelly green cords if you don't tone it down sometimes? Besides, matching four patterns and trying to wield bright hues with apparent aplomb gets to be an exhausting gig. It's nice sometimes to reach for the tried and true:
Allen Edmonds "Mac Neil" brogues in shell cordovan. I know, they could use a bit of a buff, but it had been drizzling all day and they were a bit dirty. As much as my dandy tendencies were leaning toward yellow socks, I managed to suppress them (for once) and opt for simple navy with white dots.
03 March 2012
Keep It Simple (Rainy Day Edition)
Labels: allen edmonds, brogues, Brooks Brothers, Button Down Collar, Donegal Tweed, Navy Blazer, shell cordovan, trench coat, umbrella
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Consider shoe polish.
I guess you skipped the part where I said these shoes had ben out in the drizzle all day, and needed some attention, which I wrote just because I knew such a comment was coming.
Of course I polish my shoes, but I also wear them in real life, too.
Really nice, Giuseppe. I think this is the area you really shine in.
The classics are classic for a reason. Any man will look good in them, as long as the clothes suit him and the occasion. (Which is a roundabout way of saying you look great.)
As far as I'm concerned, the only pocket square for a blazer is white linen or cotton. Nothing else will do.
But I will wear patterned cotton squares with suits. Go figure.
Haha, you tell 'em Giuseppe. It's refreshing to see shoes that aren't in perfect condition; makes us plebs feel a little better about ourselves :P
It's the classics that keep me returning to your blog. I turn a blind eye to your excesses.
A solid color necktie would have been even more classic.
(Not a criticism, just a comment).
Could we see the label on the tie, for old time's sake?
@Mac - Consider reading glasses.
Looks like the Burt Lancaster character in Field of Dreams.
Love the brogues. Looks like you've been doing something in them.
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