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Encathol Epistemia

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I needed to attend to an errand today and decided to go early to take advantage of it being relatively cool at only 63°F (17.2°C) so that I could wear my new navy blazer along with a grey waistcoat that I hadn't had a chance to wear yet and matching trousers, all under my navy lord's hat.

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My usual 'casual dress' is an odd jacket over matching waistcoat and trousers. I thought that the navy would play reasonable well with the light grey. In retrospect, I perhaps should have chosen a different bowtie. (Yes, the collar on that shirt isn't behaving, I need to talk to my shirtmaker about that) The pocket square is a silk twill; it has a black-and-gold pattern on its face, but it ended up showing the white reverse. The cloth is awkward to fold and not very cooperative. The boutonnière is just a silk Edelweiß. The hat is my usual 'round town' hat and pairs pretty straightforwardly with the blazer.

I'm wearing a pair of brown derbies with grey linen socks, but those didn't make the picture.
 

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Today's outfit: Navy, mustard, olive, and stripes.

As September draws on, I try combining more autumnal colors into things. The trees down here don't even think about changing until October, so there will still be plenty of green to go around. Unintentionally, I echoed the color of the stripes in the mask, which is conveniently in college colors.

I realize that the tie is wider than the lapel, which some would hold to be a faux pas. But I do find myself drawn to wider blades in my eBay wanderings.


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LOVE the tie. Everything looks great, but LOVE the tie.
 

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With WFH I am wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Friday I went to the office. Decided to go for some color at the accounting firm with the pink shirt. Figured I’d keep everything else low key.

Picture is a little dark (more mid-grey and blue); probably should have asked someone other than my passing 9year old to take it.

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Church today, wore charcoal dress slacks by Polo, light blue Gold Label oxford shirt from Dillard’s, Brooks Brothers 1818 blazer, burgundy bowtie and pocket square that was burgundy with blue designs to match the shirt. Sorry I didn’t take a photo. Will try to add one in before the evening service.
 

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For the most part, I did, today. Going to a friends backyard bbq to celebrate her birthday. First and foremost, casual and cool (temp) mated with a hat were the main concerns. As a bald man, the hat is a necessity. I chose the pants because they are my most roomy and comfortable for all activities. Won’t be surprised if I’m asked to help move/set stuff up. The shirt is rather baggy, but catching wind in linen is a plus, here in New Orleans. The shoes are new and fun and something different for me. I think the colors all work pretty congruently.

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Miles R.

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I love it.

As a fellow academic, I quite dig your style.

That being said, philosophers are always better dressed than English professors, just sayin'.
Philosopher here. I wish it were so, but I don't think it is. And I don't mean that as any credit to English professors.

Sorry about the skinny tie. I regret my choice to purchase it in the first place, but of the ties available in my closet it went best with the other things I'm wearing, which include striped socks of lilac on sage (not visible in photo).

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Today's outfit: Butterflies. This will be the last of my blue-white-tan variations for the summer. I considered pairing the tie, trousers, and jacket with an ecru shirt to go with a coffee & cream theme, but decided that the blue shirt made it look a bit less washed out.

Does this mean flannel and tweed from here on out? Far from it. Temperatures in my climate are still flirting with 30 degrees celsius, so it will be lightweight cotton pieces in earth tones for the remainder of the month, until I can start with some of the lighter weight wool.

I hope one day to stroll through September in nothing but solaro wool, but today is not that day.

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This is a very nice combo but the blue socks, and particularly the amount shown, unnecessary draws the attention away from it...
 

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This is a very nice combo but the blue socks, and particularly the amount shown, unnecessary draws the attention away from it...
I posted about this before, my theory being that loafers always take dark socks or socks that match the trouser colour. Brightly coloured socks look awful with loafers unless you're spending a Sunday afternoon on the sands at Las Ventas.
 

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LOVE the tie. Everything looks great, but LOVE the tie.
@Over/Under Many thanks! The tie was an eBay find. I've been trying to search for ties with wider blades for the past few years, and this one proved to be an unexpected gem.

With WFH I am wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Friday I went to the office. Decided to go for some color at the accounting firm with the pink shirt. Figured I’d keep everything else low key.

Picture is a little dark (more mid-grey and blue); probably should have asked someone other than my passing 9year old to take it.

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@never_behind I'm always drawn to combinations involving pink and gray. Well done!

For the most part, I did, today. Going to a friends backyard bbq to celebrate her birthday. First and foremost, casual and cool (temp) mated with a hat were the main concerns. As a bald man, the hat is a necessity. I chose the pants because they are my most roomy and comfortable for all activities. Won’t be surprised if I’m asked to help move/set stuff up. The shirt is rather baggy, but catching wind in linen is a plus, here in New Orleans. The shoes are new and fun and something different for me. I think the colors all work pretty congruently.

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@cr2596 There's a history of skin cancer on one side of my family, so I understand the necessity of the hat. I like the style of this one, as well as the loose shirt. After a decade of slim fit everything, I've grown fonder of looser garments. Are the shoes Belgians?


Philosopher here. I wish it were so, but I don't think it is. And I don't mean that as any credit to English professors.

Sorry about the skinny tie. I regret my choice to purchase it in the first place, but of the ties available in my closet it went best with the other things I'm wearing, which include striped socks of lilac on sage (not visible in photo).

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@Miles R. You're aware of my approval of any variation of the navy-white-tan color scheme. That hat is superb, too. However, I find myself most impressed by your bookshelves!

This is a very nice combo but the blue socks, and particularly the amount shown, unnecessary draws the attention away from it...
@Butler Several have commented to that effect, that the socks were too jarring for the rest, so I accept the critique. Many thanks! I believe this makes a case for my investing in more cream colored socks, since those seem to be the only ones that go well with white or cream trousers. (Unless one foregoes socks altogether, but that's a different conversation.)
 

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Belatedly, yesterday's outfit: The Hounds of Summer. Still too warm in my climate for anything winter-weight, but these wool trousers proved breathable enough. Yes, I bought the tie (secondhand) with the intention of pairing them with these trousers. This might be one of the last kelly green ensembles I can get away with before we transition to astronomical autumn up here in the northern hemisphere.

Fun fact: I planned to teach Aldous Huxley this semester before I knew that the Peacock Network was doing a remake of Huxley's classic. Serendipity.

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Yeah, it really looks like academic, professional, and casual vegan clothings available nowadays which definitely meets your style and trend. Look at our sustainable men's clothing collections online at: https://risingvegans.com/
Sorry, I wear the corpses of baby cows and horse ass meat exclusively on my feet, so I'm afraid I have no interest in vegan clothes.

Also, your men's clothing line is just obnoxious vegan wear. Sorry, I'd like to not come off as a total asshole and female repeller.
 

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Fun fact: I planned to teach Aldous Huxley this semester before I knew that the Peacock Network was doing a remake of Huxley's classic. Serendipity.
Still a worthy challenge, no? Such opportunities for exploration, when most of what Huxley was afraid of has become the new normal... the book must be quite confusing to a modern young audience!
 

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