I want to start a new feature of this blog in which I discuss .... quite randomly and off-the-cuff .... sartorial quirks that happen to be pleasing me right now at this very moment in time. Needless to say, these change a lot, just like my pet peeves do (drives Darin nuts). My whims in fashion range in two days from pleated shorts to civil war garb, from cheesy 80s to gauzy romantic, to goth to granny and back again. And trust me, it's never really cool or actually fashionable. just what pleases my decidedly un-classy and thus oft-delighted eye.
Now i'm not necessarily talking about myself. My own stylistic range is not all that wide, (pretty much i only wear frilly dresses) but I appreciate fashion freshness in others. So here I will simply document stuff I'm into seeing people wear, whether or not I'd pull it off myself.
I was inspired by this hilarious post by Astral Boutique Man (Sasha's husband Chris) to take a bit more notice of the male fashion going on around me. Moments after I finished reading it my lil bro Joey walked in to play music with Darin. I was immediately impressed with his choice of togs, which, he explained, he threw on at 5:00 in the morning in the cold and dark, while preparing to go sell baked goods at the Grass Valley Farmers Market.
Here's what he comes up with half asleep. I can dig.
now let's take a look at subtle nuances that make this Topsy Turvy -worthy.
1. red bandana:
joey's recent fashion essential gives every outfit the needed kick in the ass. a jaunty twist if you will. in this case he wore it over his face to fend off the early morning cold at the market at 7 a.m. and had the joy of receiving customer's always-witty comments such as "the bakery bandit!" and so forth. i particularly liked that the bandana was red which clashed so marvelously with his purple outfit.
2. pirate style cut-off pants.
see chris's "river rat." i like to think these make ordinary men feel like pirates or at least fishermen. joey takes it to another level by pairing this look with black sport socks and loafers. and to yet another level altogether by having cut off plum colored polyester slacks. do knickers get any better than this?
3. big rad belt buckles.
silver. handmade. southwestern. vintage. old. rustic. cowboys. need i say more?
as they say in the HGTV world...little "pops" of color. i.e. this bright yellow tee peeking out underneath all that plum and purple. side note: no one should ever need this many layers at the end of may dammit.
the number one rule for Topsy Turvy fashion. hell, maybe that's the number one rule for life. be playful, peeps, and please smile. or...make this face.
friends and loved ones, i thank you for bearing with me through this rawther ridiculous idea of mine.
how bout you? any fashion quirks just killin you lately?
joey's outfit: i'm assuming 100% thrifted, i mean cmon, it's pretty obvs.