I like a plain color baseball cap, especially in sunwashed "preppy" colors.
I like a fitted cap, but I can settle for a nice buckle.
And I'm sure I have broken who-knows-how-many inviolable sartorial laws by combining khakis, suede driving mocs, bare ankles, tennis shirt and said plain ball cap in one outfit. But what can I say? Dressing well for a hot day (82 Fahrenheit) in October ain't easy. And as I've said before, I don't really much care for the imaginary rules.
p.s. new stuff in the Shop. It will be cold one day, so stock up now.
"Imaginary rules" is a perfect description.
"I don't really much care for the imaginary rules."
Certainly the ironic menswear remark of the day, and it's only 9:50.
In fact you care about rule-breaking so much, you create imaginary rules just to show how you've broken them.
Or, one might say I like to know them so that I may better enjoy dressing welll to please myself, rather than using them as a means to pontificate at ill dressed people who aren't listening anyway. At the very least, I will neither follow mor break a given rule with the sole intention of egging people on.
My point was that the Internet breeds nitpickers, and worse still, those who would exploit them.
Where does one even find plain baseball caps? I have rarely seen one.
No, sorry I can't see the cap with that, or anything really. When I am asked why I don't wear ball caps I always say, "because I am not playing baseball and I am no longer twelve. Just my opinion.
L.L. Bean has them available in Scotiish Tweed, and one cannot possibly be taken for a baseball player or a twelve year old when wearing one:
...and I only wear khakis while on active duty in the British military in India, and I only wear my navy blazer on the deck of the HMS Blazer, and I don;t wear button down collars for fear of being mistaken for a polo player....
Gotten to where I don't do blazers for just out & about anymore, seems like they're more "event" gear, DB particularly; not sure where that came from.
I view the (properly worn) ball cap as more utilitarian gear, and think it goes OK with your normal casual wear. You give the impression of wearing it for a purpose, not a "statement"
I put a J. Press Harris Tweed over an old Dismemberment Plan t-shirt and headed down to the Newtowne to watch the Sox. Windy, a bit drizzly. It was the first jacket in the closet. Haven't taken out my ruler and TI-35 Scientific Calculator to determine whether the jacket had the proper shoulder slope yet ...
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