Sometimes I really think about what I'm wearing to work and nobody notices, or I'll get the tried-and-true "That's an... interesting... combination." Today, I was a little rushed and didn't really pay attention. On my way to the Metro, I looked down and thought, Peteykins, what the hell have you got on? Wouldn't you know it? I got, like, a zillion compliments all day long. Here's what it was:
- Blue windowpane plaid sport coat, wool, contemporary, Burberry.
- Red patterned narrow tie, silk, vintage (early 60s?), no label.
- Cobalt teal furry sweater*, mohair and acrylic, vintage (mid 60s?), Custom-Aire Sportswear.
- Black and white patterned shirt, cotton, contemporary... OK, this is embarrassing, but it's French Connection (clearance rack at Filene's Basement, OK?).
I wore it all with blue Levi's 501s and black loafers with pink (?!) socks.
*These were trendy for a brief period in time. I love them! Whether acrylic "fauxhair" or genuine goat hair, I used to pick these oddities up in San Diego thrift stores for dirt cheap. Today, they're readily available on eBay.