First day of Spring and like any other red blooded American I am grilling red meat outdoors, wearing red, white, and blue with a handlebar mustache. Unlike many other's though I am rocking a bow tie and striped socks! Why because this is America and I have the freedom to do what I want!!!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I figured that it was about time to feature my beautiful wife on my blog. At her old job, as an archeologist, she wore jeans and t-shirts because she was always out digging in the dirt. She took a new job in October and now has to dress up for work. Recently she has been stepping outside of her comfort zone and taking more fashion risks and I believe that they are working well. Not only is she smart, funny, and beautiful he is also a vey snazzy dresser, talk about a quadruple threat!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
|Brown Suit ($19.99) from Goodwill|
|Pink Bangle Stripe Shirt by Daniel Cremeux Green and Pink Plaid Bowtie ($15) from TheTieBar.com |
Pocket Square ($8 on Ebay)by Vera Bradley
As I mentioned before, I am trying to mix different patterns and this outfit shows that if done correctly and tastefully you can pair just about any two patterns together and in this case three. Just remember, pocket squares and colorful patterned socks are made for showing off and being fun so let them do whatever they damn well please!
|Rosewood wedding ring with turquois inlay (priceless)|
|Hot Pink and Gold watch by Michael Kors (Too much!)|
|Blue Suit from Goodwill ($19.99)|
Burgundy captoe brogue oxfords "Strand" by Allen Edmonds ($45 on Ebay)
|Blue Floral Tie from Goodwill ($2) White and Pink Patterned shirt by American Living ($10) |
White Pocket Square with Blue Edging from TheTieBar.com ($8)
I have been looking for this hot pink and gold Michael Kors watch for quite some time and had to get it once I finally found it for sale. It certainly is a show stopper.
I prefer bowties but there is something to be said for a nice cotton floral tie and this one is my absolute favorite. I like it even better because I got it for $2 from the Goodwill.
Recently I've been trying to branch out and mix and match patterns and I feel that I've been having some pretty good luck with it. The trick is having varying sizes and designs with colors that compliment each other. This shirt has small pink and blue interlocking squares and the tie has a large floral pattern that has pink in the flowers. While it doesn't always work, mixing patterns can really separate the "men from the boys."