Navy submariner roll neck, 1947 vintage Levis selvedge jeans, black Grenson Archie brogues, hooped pantherella socks. Glass of single malt and pipe...Starting a new WAYWT thread to continue where we left off
Original WAYWT thread (dates back to 2006):
So, what are you wearing today?
Stunning ensemble.The weather in NYC continues to be sunny, and, though cooler than yesterday, unseasonably (and pleasantly) warmer than normal. A little voice whispered "lilac" in my ear, it seems, and suddenly, my world went all purple today.
Also, my husband and I made a lightning raid on Paul Stuart's on my husband's lunch hour. My husband, of course, found nothing to buy in the store (though he did make a purchase online later), but I found a sports jacket that seems ready for me to take it home - an excellent fit, off the rack - a quick selfie is included below.
I got home, and braces ordered from Albert Thurston arrived in the mail. A quick shot of them is also included.
Suit - Paul Stuart
Shirt - Hilditch & Key
Tie - Battistoni
Braces (on me) - Lewin
Cufflinks - Tyrwhitt
Pocket square - Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Shoes - Crockett & Jones
Hat - Laird
Face mask - New & Lingwood
Sports jacket - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Braces (in box) - Albert Thurston
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Today's outfit proves that quality stands the test of time. The watch is stunning.Spring has arrived in NYC, bringing with it sunshine and milder temperatures. When looking at the suit rotation today, this three-piece Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece spoke to me, striking me as the right weight for ambling about this afternoon.
One of the groups online to which I post with some regularity asked the question "How long did it take you to create your wardrobe?". I must have had this question in the back of my mind when assembling today's attire, as very little of it is new, as some of the pieces I have had for a very long time - trained as an art historian, academically, I am automatically something of an antiquarian, which today's getup seems to bear out.
Suit - Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece (11.5 years)
Shirt - Brooks Brothers MTM (Unknown age, but most likely 15 years pr more)
Tie - Lewin (37 years - a souvenir of my first trip to London, October 1984)
Cufflinks - Deakin & Francis for Scully & Scully, NYC (2 months)
Pocket square - (41 years - my first pocket square, acquired in NYC in 1980)
Vintage watch chain (inherited 2004)
Shoes - Allen Edmonds Seven (11 years)
Hat - Laird, London (2 years)
Face mask - New & Lingwood (1 year)
Included in today's photos is also today's wrist watch (yes, I know that it's redundant to wear both a wrist watch and a pocket watch - so sue me) - recently ransomed from Cartier, complete with a full servicing and a new watchband (watch acquired by my late husband in March 1985).
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