Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 16th

These new wayfarers are cool. I got them with prescription lenses. I have the old ones as well but these are smaller and more to my liking. I like dive watches for any occasion. I'm wearing this Citizen automatic with an orange band I got on Ebay.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September 15th

I got this H&M shirt the other day because I liked the colors and the slim fit. The weather is beautiful and finally cool enough to wear clothes again after a long hot summer of nothing but shorts and T shirts. It will be jacket weather soon and I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Polo Shirt

These polo shirts are nice for spring and summer. I think it's OK to wear a blue one with jeans as long as they are not the same shade of blue. I've always liked to combine brown with dark blue and I like the way these shoes look with the dark blue colored jeans.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Blue Laces

Linen shirt by Ralph Lauren and some blue laces to liven up these Bass canvas oxfords. The green canvas belt has a suede insert. It's made by Legacy which is a brand from Argentina that I discovered years ago. Whenever someone goes there on vacation I ask them to bring me one.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6th 2012

I've been looking for these Cole Haan oxfords for a while but couldn't find them anywhere. I finally got lucky on Ebay. The laces were horrible and couldn't be removed so I had to cut them. I found a nice replacement pair of laces also on Ebay. These shoes have something they call Nike Air technology.  Gas is trapped in a capsule somewhere in the heel and that is supposed to make the shoes more comfortable. I personally don't think it makes much of a difference to an already comfortable shoe.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Memories of Winter

Not much of a winter to remember this year. Spring is a couple of days away but it feels like it's been here for months. This is what I wore to go to the city today. A mix of previous looks I've posted. I'm still enjoying these cool suede oxfords that I was able to use all winter. I like matching the red shoelaces to my belt. The sawtooth method of lacing makes them pop a little more. It's a simple detail but it works.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


American Apparel makes some great thermal henley shirts. I don't know what they do to the cotton to get it to feel this soft but it's just great to wear. The vest is from H&M and I thought it goes well with the shirt. The Tag watch I bought in the mid 90's. It's a 2000 series chronograph. I like the grey dial and classic look. The jeans are 7 for all mankind. It's a very good brand but rather expensive. Several years ago I couldn't find other brands that fit so I bought these and they have aged nicely. Today H&M, Levis, and others, make jeans that fit just as well and are less than half the price.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Asphalt Jungle

It's hard to believe there has been no winter in NYC this year. The temperature was near 60 all day today. This is just a look to go out to the asphalt jungle of Manhattan tonight. Late dinner and a bar or two. No coat, no jacket :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Blazer and Vest

I've worn this puffy vest on the inside of my grey tweed blazer but on this one I prefer it on the outside. I think blue goes very well with brown. The warm weather means there is no need for a coat and it's both fun and practical to layer. I'm loving the henley shirts that H&M has come out with. I'm wearing a beige one here that you can see a little of. I know H&M cotton shrinks so I was smart this time and got a larger size. After washing it fits perfectly.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Shades of Grey

It's the first day of February but once again feels like Spring. I'm not feeling very colorful lately and have a lot of grey stuff so I just went with this.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sunny Saturday

The snow melted quickly and we are back to the warm weather.  I can't remember ever experiencing a fall and winter season with so many nice sunny days.  The real winter may yet come but it's sure taking it's time this year. I may get away with not buying those winter boots after all! Instead I've been searching for a pair of grey suede oxfords. I found these nice looking wing tips while browsing a few blogs online. They are the 1901 brand sold at Nordstroms and come with 3 different colored laces. It's a nice casual shoe that goes well with jeans. I'll try to wear them often before the snow and slush show up.

Monday, January 23, 2012

First Snow

The first snow of the year was not too bad. I didn't think I could wear this tweed blazer in the winter but with a few layers underneath it's nice and warm. The puffy vest is a great under layer. I've tried wearing it over the blazer but it's just not as comfortable that way. I guess I would need a size larger for that.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Blacked Out

Blacked out look today to protest the internet censorship bills. This is not about piracy. The film and music industries would like to squeeze every last penny out of consumers but this is more about controlling what we see and what we can say. I'm perfectly happy deciding that for myself! The Arab spring and Occupy movements have certainly raised a few eyebrows around the world. Freedom of speech is really just an expression. Very few can speak freely without serious consequences. The internet is one of the last bastions of freedom. There is a small but very powerful minority that would like to change that. It's up to everyone to make sure they don't succeed.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pea Coat

Winter seems to be finally arriving! This is a nice pea coat from Calvin Klien. I like the zippered pockets and slim fit. The bomber hat is great for the cold weather and it certainly keeps my ears from freezing off! I noticed a lot of people wearing them last night when I went to the museum of modern art to see the Diego Rivera exhibit. After the museum I was starving and noticed the line for Halal food on 6th Avenue was shorter than usual so I got on it. Only about 20 people in front of me instead of 100! I love eating street food when it's good and this really hit the spot!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunny New Year

2012 started with a beautiful sunny day. They say the cold weather is coming so maybe this was one last chance to dress light. I just got these Cole Haan boots. I like the flannel paneling on them and weathered suede. It's a bonus that they are extremely comfortable.