When I was in the 8th grade my favourite ensemble was one that I called “Sunshine.”
It consisted of golden-rod stirrup pants, a golden-rod turtleneck, golden-rod socks and (much to the chagrin of the 13-year old Matchy McMatherson me) black suede loafers.
Judging from this piece in the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012 line, it is clear that I was a visionary.
I only like birds when they are embroidered on ties.
SHUT YOUR FACE!
I am pretty sure that this three-piece pin-striped dusty-rose coloured suit with it’s pearly watch-fob is a sign that my higher power wants me to be happy.
Either that, or it’s a sign that Sarah Burton is my higher power.
We have Casual Fridays at my job.
This is what I wore on the 17th.
The blazer was a find on eBay. [I’m a boy’s 10 so if you see anything you think I’d like, don’t hesitate to reach out.]
I picked up the Zelda Roll Cuff Scoop Top on sale at Brooklyn Industries.
The pocket-square I scored in a $3 grab bin at Hoi Polloi in Park Slope, BK after not causing a scene during a terribly painful filling at the dentist on Tuesday.
The scarf was a street
haggle purchase from the Winter of 2010.
There are a lot of things to love in Frankie Morello’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.
This loving homage to the Creamsicle is a standout for me.
The lining of the sports coat - yes.
The slim collar on the shirt - yes.
The contrasting thin blue tie - yes.
The reflecting buttons on the waistcoat - (five times) yes.
The flip-flops - uhm… maybe?
Maybe the Creamsicle isn’t for you and you’re more of a Sno-balls fan.
I cannot blame you. My partner is quite taken with them and there has been a great deal of sadness in our house since the recent announcement of Hostess’ bankruptcy.
Maybe this fetching number will make her feel better.
I do love a sport coat that reminds me of food.
The shoes on this look work much better for me. And I love, the piping. The Matchy-McMatcherson in me would want my shoes match the piping or the fuschia in the shirt but I am so thankful these are not those sandals that I’m going to let it go.
Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year. Style is what you pick out of that fashion. It’s what you make of it once you’ve learned what to accept and what to ignore based on what suits you.
- Lauren Hutton
What time is it?
Oh, yeah - it’s red elbow patch time.
Reblogged from knowthedetails:
At first glance, I thought this was a stylish homage to the 4th of July and I was all set to make a “fireworks” pun.
On closer inspection I see that the checks are red, black and white and that it’s a stylish homage to awesomeness in unlined wool.
The blazer features working button cuffs and while I am charmed by how they match the white trim, I am not sure that I wouldn’t swap the white buttons out for something with a bit more pop.
And with Japanese sizing it’s a sure fit for Ms. Dandies and our very slim Mr. Dandy friends.