Since I was invited to a party, I thought it would be a nice gesture to bring a gift to the hostess. I brought a pot of tulips. (The nice weather on Sunday made me think of spring flowers).
It's been too long since I was last able to wear my hunting jacket (Barbour).
I believe that one of the essential items that every man should have in his wardrobe is a gray, V-neck cashmere sweater (mine here is Hickey Freeman). It can be both formal and casual. Today it was the later.
Like the cashmere sweater, a pair of wingtips are extremely versatile. They're my go-to shoe. These particular shoes are Allen Edmonds. I love them because they're amazingly comfortable and have been made in America since 1922. They also have a great recrafting program.
Also, nothing adds an accent to a wardrobe like a pair of patterned socks. Boom!
And again, my favorite watch, the Raymond Weil.
Since men don't have as many accessories as women, it's important to make them count. Sunglasses are a great way to add substance to an outfit. These are my favorites, tortoise Oliver Peoples. I had been looking for round, tortoise sunglasses for months before I was able to find these. They were actually being sold as prescription glasses, but I had them put in polarized sunglass lenses.
The evening was a great success. The Packers won, the tulips were a hit and the 1995 Barolo was an unexpected treat.
Sweater: Hickey Freeman
Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Watch: Raymond Weil
Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples