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.
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.
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.
When asked, I will usually reply that Fall/Winter is my favourite fashion season.
Everything about this Spring/Summer look is making me rethink things. It is all working. The colour, the polka-dotted tie, the paisley pocket square, the check on the shirt… all of it.
I just wish I could see the shoes.
These pants, socks and shoes are proof that even though none of my teams are playing in the SuperBowl tonight AND that I’m out of tomato juice for a bloody-mary my Higher Power wants me to be happy.
(That and the fact that Madonna is performing in the Half-Time show and I found some vermouth. Martinis and Madonna, my this day is turning around.)
This is the closest I’ve ever been to a gymnastic triumph and I feel completely fine with that.
Given what I remember of my ill-fated gymnastic attempts I was not allowed to wear anything nearly this fetching.
Pants, blazer, waistcoat and shirt are all from the Haversack’s A/W 2011/2012 line.
(Also check out their line for Ms. Dandies.)
I am loving the colour of the blazer and waistcoat. It looks especially rich in wool (and not at all scratchy).
The bow tie and pocket square are Drakes London.
The boots are Tricker’s Stow Brogues in Acorn.