Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer Shoes Part 1: The Spectator

Also called co-respondents, the classic summer shoe.

Originated as sporting and hunting footwear, but by the 1880’s had transcended into fashion. The Prince of Wales (Edward VIII) helped their popularity when he wore tan and white spectator shoes during a 1925 visit to the U.S., and further popularized them as golf shoes in 1937. Fred Astaire wore them to dance in, and they became the signature shoes of jazz musicians, gangsters and zoot-suiters through the early 1940’s.

-excerpt from 'The Encyclopedia of Men's Clothes' by R. Andrew Gilchrist

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer + Seersucker = Yes We Can

So many colors and patterns, the seersucker is a must for warmer weather and looking great!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Fantastic line up from Ralph Lauren Purple Label. I'll have to get a pair of double forward pleat pants soon.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Double Breasted Linen

With summer here, what can be more regal than a white double breasted linen jacket?

The Boater Hat...

"Good enough for Fred Astaire, good enough for me."