Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Go Pack, Go

This Super Bowl, I was invited to a party on 5th. While I'm not a fan of either team, I, being a good Tailored American, still needed to watch it. Since it was a football game, I needed to dress casually, but I knew that I could still add some "bling" to my outfit. It was also decently warm on Sunday, so I took the opportunity to wear lighter clothes that I haven't been able to wear since the fall.

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.

My outfit:
Jacket: Barbour
Sweater: Hickey Freeman
Scarf: Burberry
Pants: Gap
Socks: JCrew
Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Watch: Raymond Weil
Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples

Flowers: Tulips 

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