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Monday, April 1, 2013

A Restrained Monday. . .

The "look" for Easter Monday.

My love for tweed and wool sports jackets in bold houndstooths, herringbones, and tartans notwithstanding, sometimes it's nice to throw colleagues and students a curveball and wear something more austere once in a while.  And so it as with today's ensemble, which included:

Wool Flannel Pants by Corbin -- $3.99 (Thrifted)
Navy Wool 'University Club' Blazer by Polo -- $7.99 (Thrifted)
Wool Necktie -- $1.99 (Thrifted)
Silk Pocket Square -- $1.99 (Thrifted)
Shoes, Belt, and Shirt -- Purchased On Sale at Different Times in 2010.
Socks -- Purchased On Sale September 2004.

I was particularly taken with the unintended matching of the green socks with the tiny green flecks at the center of the gray floral designs on the tie.  A nice surprise when I realized it later.  In any case, it's just one more example of how average guys can put together an above average ensemble for pennies on the dollar.

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