April 28, 2009
A couple of new blogs that have peaked my interest these past few days are going to be added to my link list. One leaning towards the offbeat and another featuring the interesting fashions of the elderly, both reminding us that there is fashion inspiration to be found beyond the streets of the major cities during fashion week.
is a street style site with an eye for the eccentric. He gravitates towards striking, fascinating characters that march to their own beat.
Much like this gentleman in a kaftan, turban and pearls. Yes, pearls! Four strands of pearls draped casually around his neck in twos make for an interesting accessory which he carries off in a manner more enigmatic than swishy.
Artist Terence Koh in a beautifully draped deconstructed suit. Notice the asymmetrical shirt. The gold in his sunglasses and shoes (Dries?) richly contrast against the gray of his suit.
A man in a hat which seems to be a cross between the late 90′s travesty called the fisherman’s cap and the boater hat that the blogosphere has been buzzing about for a while.
Speaking of accessories, Mister Mort
shows exquisite brogues in the most perfect shades of gray and green.
Homeless-looking dude wearing the tartan plaid hunting coat and oxblood leather boots the fashion crowd is just crazy over at the moment.
Remember the days when people actually got dressed up to work, when a gentleman would not leave home on a weekday without putting on a suit and a complementary hat? News flash: some of the people from that time are still walking the streets, and are still dressing up for the stroll. Advanced Style
puts the spotlight solely on the impeccably dressed oldies but goodies.
This gentleman sports “Gazelle” eyeglasses by Cazal, which he admits have become his trademark through the years.
Very Raf Simons for Linda Farrow Vintage, don’t you think? (Photo from Seven New York)
I’d wear everything this fine gentleman is wearing:
The tartan plaid wool coat is amazing, something I could definitely see myself wearing a lot if I lived in a cooler climate. The camouflage tote is LL Bean and I’ve got one already.
His Rugby by Ralph Lauren color-blocked cardigan is a bold choice, but it does suit him well. And his round spectacles! Oh everything is perfection.
I debuted my beige suede boots by The Kooples today and dubbed them as my ideal summer boots. They are the perfect complement to my summer palette of gauzy whites, blacks, and washed denims.
Jeans by Cheap Monday, The Kooples beige suede Santiags
The substantial heels can feel a bit wobbly to walk in at first, but there’s something about cowboy boots that make you walk with a little more gaucho swagger.
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A trio of pendants today: a signet ring, pliers and a key.