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@An Acute Style , the edge is the only seat in my house.

 

@StanleyVanBuren Haha, I must say I am inspired by Cab Calloway's pocket square treatment.  

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Living on the edge with a pen next to a white pocket square.

 

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odd that it should be the square that has apparently exploded

The Fellows reference should be a tipoff.   Lawrence Fellows was probably the premier men's fashion illustrator of the 1930s and into the 40s, and Sprezzy makes no bones about the fact that he bases his wardrobe and look on cues from that era.  Much of his well-frequented blog (I visit daily, as a matter of fact) is devoted to this approach.

 

As it turns out, the "exploding pocket square" (based on the illustrations I just looked at on Google)  was a not at all uncommon look for that period of gentlemens' wear.  I don't know about the mating of the pen with the square, but knowing Sprezzy, I'd be willing to bet he's got pictures of such things from that era.

 

I find his approach refreshing, especially in a guy as young as he is.  It's not for everybody, not even me, and I was born at the tail end of that era, and remember seeing men wearing similar things as a matter of course.   But it works for him, and beats the heck out of the branded tee shirts, ragged skinny jeans, tattoos, and horrid chemical shoes most of the guys his age seem to favor.

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Yep.  Back when I was a kid, oh, 55 years ago or so, they were one of the premium brands carried by the local high-end clothier in Muncie, Indiana called The Squire Shop.  It was a well-respected label, especially among the young crowd.  I had one of their sport coats for years.  It went with me off to my first year at boarding school,


Thanks for the information. It's always cool to hear about people actually interacting with some of these brands while they were current. I was lucky enough to find this jacket as new/old stock. It still had the tags on it and everything.

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Monday. Found an old tie and PS in the back of the closet.
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The Fellows reference should be a tipoff.   Lawrence Fellows was probably the premier men's fashion illustrator of the 1930s and into the 40s, and Sprezzy makes no bones about the fact that he bases his wardrobe and look on cues from that era.  Much of his well-frequented blog (I visit daily, as a matter of fact) is devoted to this approach.

 

As it turns out, the "exploding pocket square" (based on the illustrations I just looked at on Google)  was a not at all uncommon look for that period of gentlemens' wear.  I don't know about the mating of the pen with the square, but knowing Sprezzy, I'd be willing to bet he's got pictures of such things from that era.

 

I find his approach refreshing, especially in a guy as young as he is.  It's not for everybody, not even me, and I was born at the tail end of that era, and remember seeing men wearing similar things as a matter of course.   But it works for him, and beats the heck out of the branded tee shirts, ragged skinny jeans, tattoos, and horrid chemical shoes most of the guys his age seem to favor.

You hit it right on the nose!  

 

Thank for you reading my blog! I've been in summer school, but I'm trying to get more content out for my avid readers. :)

 

I agree that this look isn't for everyone, but I hope my emphasis of personal style comes across my articles. I want people to dress how they want to dress, not necessarily as to what's "correct" or what is en vogue for the time.  Sometimes, it can even be as subtle as how you wear your pocket square! 

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You hit it right on the nose!  

 

Thank for you reading my blog! I've been in summer school, but I'm trying to get more content out for my avid readers. :)

 

I agree that this look isn't for everyone, but I hope my emphasis of personal style comes across my articles. I want people to dress how they want to dress, not necessarily as to what's "correct" or what is en vogue for the time.  Sometimes, it can even be as subtle as how you wear your pocket square! 

Well, the whole look isn't for me, but that doesn't mean I don't take inspiration here and there from your approach and especially some of your period references.  I think the Albert strap I occasionally wear with a half-Norfolk tweed jacket may have come from you.  And I like that one a lot.

 

I also like well-fitted pleats and high-waisted trousers with suits (it fits my body structure - my waistline is in a weird place) so your approach is congenial from that point of view as well.

 

And, yeah, suspenders.  I'm an addict.

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Thanks for the information. It's always cool to hear about people actually interacting with some of these brands while they were current. I was lucky enough to find this jacket as new/old stock. It still had the tags on it and everything.

I hadn't thought about that brand for probably half a century, but that was one of my favorite coats.  A reddish-gray tweed, as I recall with leather buttons.  Thanks for bringing it up!

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Panta
JWN
Panta
Rubinacci
StC on maiden voyage

I had on another green tie, but this one did more for the suit I think
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@UrbanComposition I love this combo, especially the roll of your collar! 

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In the first image, light effects are strange, suit appears to be dark blue. 

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UC - tell us about that tie.
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Today.
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None of you will stop me from wearing madras. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Love it, just wished you would have worn smarter shoes. Burgundy tassels in a sleeker last would have been killer.

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Suit is from Chan?
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Thanks. Tie is Drakes from NMWA.
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