Another new feature, just as I warned you. "Fashion Victim" will chronicle my closet, just as "Junk Drawer" displays my non-wearable collections.
I'm a bit of a dandy! I love clothes, but just like everything else, I approach fashion with a hefty streak of Dadaism. My wardrobe consists of about 1/2 vintage (vast collection), 1/4 generic basics (The Gap, Calvin Klein, etc.), and 1/4 irresponsible high-end stuff. I like to inappropriately mash together decades and genres, and I tend to mix colors more like a painter than... well, a normal person. During cooler weather, my "style" can best be described as "Something's wrong with Mr. Rogers," while in warmer times it's "Mid-1960s confirmed bachelor college professor hosts peyote-fueled barbecue." My basic philosophy is Why be a fashion victim when fashion can be YOUR victim? Here's what's in the photo above:
- Vintage green Perma-Prest™ shirt, JC Penney Towncraft. Probably mid-1960s. I love old permanent press stuff from cheap department stores.
- Vintage very skinny (1 1/4"!) silk green tie. Mid-50s? I don't know when ties were this narrow. I'm a little annoyed that thin ties are trendy again.
- Ocher windowpane cashmere/silk sport coat, Luciano Barbera.
- Green v-neck cashmere sweater, Ted Baker.
Background: White Bread, James Rosenquist, oil on canvas, 1964. Thank you very much, Pony Pal™/coworker Adam for taking the picture.