A vintage Corbin Glen Plaid silk-wool suit worn with a Ben Silver necktie above.
A wonderfully bright, sunny, almost warm day here this morning, so it was the perfect time to break out a lighter suit and a pair of tan shoes, which I moisturized and shined yesterday evening. It's had to see in the photo below, but a glassy shine is beginning to form on the toe caps and heel box of this pair. I use neutral shoe polish by Lincoln along with a horsehair brush and a piece of old nylon stocking to bring up the shine. This is a trick I learned from a woman in the military via Youtube a few years ago. I am eager to try Saphir products, though, to see how those work. Very easy to become obsessive about shoe shining products and techniques, you know!
And a recently polished pair of tan Allen Edmonds captoe oxfords below. The pleated pants have a full break, which I have felt for a few years now veers a little close to sloppy. So, over time, I will have various pants, both part of suits and odd pairs that suffer from the malady, shortened ever so slightly. As mentioned in yesterday's post, I like my pants to break somewhere a bit longer than a medium break and a bit shorter than full break. In any case, these were held up with a very attractive pair of navy braces that feature red and silver paisleys all over.