WIWT - Prep-paring for the Weekend - It is Friday, finally! I am glad to see this long week come to a conclusion. I reverted back to the uniform today (navy blazer/chinos), and paired a green and navy repp bow tie with a navy/powder blue check shirt up top. Down low I paired British Tan chinos with chukka boots.
My man beebo bringing it down once more.
Unclebeebo once again shows how its done. Follow this man!
WIWT - Tan and Blue today. I have always been a believer that your tie and PS can be the same color, they just can’t be the same pattern. So today I complemented my navy stripe bow tie with a navy polka dot PS. As a perused by tumblr dash I saw that GW mentioned the same thing the other day, so I am echoing his sentiments.
For the bottom half I went with a light khaki and suede chukka boots.
Linen Jacket - J.Crew/ Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren OCBD/ Pants - J.Crew/ Bow Tie - Brooks Brothers/ PS - Brooks Brothers/ Shoes - J.Crew.
Yellow Ralph Lauren Button Down (Consignment Store $5.00)
Red/Blue/White Tommy Hilfiger Bow Tie (Macy’s $10.00)
Light Blue Red Camel Shorts (Salvation Army $2.50)
Black G.H. Bass Tassel Loafers (J.C. Penny’s $30.00)
Sartorial Sunday featuring Mr. Bentley
Tailored Linen 2-button blazer - Banana Republic
Multi-Colored Gingham/ hidden button down collar dress shirt - Bespoke Toscano (My own design)
Silk Pocket Square - Hermes
Navy Blue Cotton self-tie Bow Tie - Tommy Hilfiger
Shout out to:introducingmrbently
Straps are a fun accessory that I love. It allows me to play with colors and dress outside of my individual comfort zone. Most of the pants that I have are fitted to not really need a belt or straps. My next mission for my tailor is to add buttons to my pants so that my other straps can get more work. Fortunately, if you live in D.C. there is no shortage of thrift shops that sell used straps and buttons. Either way, just have fun with what you put on. If it feels uncomfortable, something is wrong.