“Don’t wear white after Labor Day.” Okay…WHY? Exactly. This “rule” much like many other societal norms that we subscribe to without challenging the validity thereof (Ooops, nerd moment) is not based in anything substantial. It is merely the opinion of a person that was considered to be a Fashion Icon. Well, today we have our on brains and with those brains we are beginning to blaze our on trails! It’s a myth people. If you want to wear White then wear White. Heck, you don’t question it when it comes Black ( insert Kermit sipping tea here). So today took my Summer White and made it my Winter White. And the results are on display. LET IT SNOW! Rockin’ my Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips ($278), my White, Levi Jeans from Macy’s ($25 SALE), my favorite vintage belt ($FREE.99), my Sean Jean Crew T’ from Ross ($10 SALE), my Gray, Merona Zip-Up Cardigan, my Navy, Express Top Coat ($270), and my Gray/Black, Banana Republic Vest ($40 SALE). “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
“The Art of Dressing Normal.” It is indeed an Art Form. Many don’t understand the impact nor the importance of this philosophy, but if you can master it you can do some damage.
We have a tendency to complicate things in every area of our life, but simplicity is key. Take today’s fit for example. There’s not a lot to it. Many would say it’s quite normal, but there is nothing normal about good taste ie Style.
A solid pair of Zerogrands. They look normal enough, but upon closer inspection you find a TON of detail and technology. $278
A normal pair of slacks. But take a closer look and you run into the herringbone pattern as well as the nice tailored fit. GAP $40
The normal, albeit red, t-shirt. But see you missed the V-Neck collar along with the tailored fit of a quality brand or how the red is the only necessary splash of color present. GAP $12
Or the normal black vest, which you mistakenly thought to be a new one when it merely the gray one I showed you last week, reversed! Strategically chosen for the sneaky cool Fall breeze. Banana Republic $40
You see my friends…there’s nothing more different…than normal. #Fin.
Well I’ll be a monkey’s right butt cheek! It finally stopped raining! But, it took the hot weather with it. SMH But I love the fall. One can do so much more with his Style. Observe.
Introducing the Zerogrand Chukkas! These bad boys are just as innovative as the Zerogrand Brogues and just as Stylish! These are definitely my favorite right now! They give any outfit a rugged yet refined edge! Remember it’s not necessarily about matching colors it’s about BALANCE! $278
Now for theze bad a**…sorry, pants. They’re from Banana Republic and what makes them so acceptable is that the Camaflouge is not light green like traditional Camo. It’s more like Guile’s blue fit from Street Fighter, which makes them far more versatile and the slim fit is just icing on the cake! I didn’t even want a pair of camouflage pants, but theze were love at first site! $10!
Now let’s talk about the length. I told you that I go with 30s now, which is especially perfect for Chukkas, because you want your pants to stop at the top of the Chukka so that they don’t break. Now I’m 6’1″ so you can adjust accordingly.
You’ve seen both of the top items before. My BR Oxford and Reversible Vest from yesterday’s post. Both slim fitting allowing for warmth while maintaining a nice silhouette. The Fatigue pants look more green or blue depending on what shirt I’m wearing 😉 “VERSATILITY.” Now I must say, I didn’t realize I was wearing a complete BR outfit until now. LoL Vest $40 Oxford $20
Well, that’s all folks! Grab your Man Purse and hit the mean streets of Nashville!
It seems like this rain just keeps on fallin’!? I mean, is it October or April? Nashville or Seattle? I don’t know, but I do know Style so let’s get started.
As always we start at the bottom. I call these my “Hell or High Water” boots and there’s definitely going to be some water today. These waterproof, Cole Haan
Lunargrand Boots are key! So VERSATILE and you know that’s one of our vocabulary words. LoL $278
Started from the bottom now we here! A day like today is a typical crazy Nashville Fall day. So one must be prepared for ANYTHING! LoL This is why I have found Vests to be pretty Super. They’re not too hot, not too cold. I’ve found the key to be finding a vest that isn’t bulky. I’m still not a fan of the oversized vest, but one that fits snug is perfect! You can rock it underneath other jackets without becoming the Michelin Man! LoL I found this Super REVERSIBLE (Versatile) vest at Banana Republic’s factory store during the Columbus Day sale. Columbus may stand for some…questionable stuff, but at least he’s good for sales. LoL I’m rockin it under my Merona rain coat today. Vest $40 (Usually $100) Rain Coat $40
You may have noticed my new accessory? That’s right…on my Clark Kent Flow! LoL I’m gonna let these be a mystery. After all, mystery is sexy…right?
Stay Sexy my friends.