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What’s my style?

I have been thinking about my clothing.  So instead of screaming into the void, I will write stuff out here where no one will see it 🙂 (hopefully someone will).

Until college or so, I dressed pretty well.  Part of that obviously was my parents.  But I wore little kid suits and stuff and I assume I enjoyed it.

I didn’t own a part of jeans until college.

Since I generally wore khaki’s and button downs, I learned to iron.  That stuff wasn’t going to stay wrinkle free on its own.  Not in the 80’s.

Since college, my wardrobe has gotten much more casual.  When I started working, it was still khakis and button downs.  Then more jeans.  Then khakis and button downs but a colored t-shirt under it.  These days, it is khakis with a colored polos with my company logo on it.  Jeans, t-shirt, and a ball cap on weekends (non SCA ones, anyway).  This version is easy and cheap.  Very little decisions.  But I feel the need to do more again but not sure if I can afford it.

I could go back to khakis, button down and colored t-shirt.  I own all that stuff. So that would be easy.

I want to do something a bit eclectic.  I own some very nice suits.  I have zero reason to ever wear them.  I like English cut jackets.  Double breasted is a plus.

So my current thoughts are: khakis or neutral pants, bow tie, button down, jacket (preferrably English cut).  For shoes, I used to wear dock shoes all the time.  Now I wear Keens.  Something like a derby shoe looks nice to me.  I want something that looks good but is a mix of serious and silly.  A mix of formal and casual.  I should have been a history professor.  I could look like that all the time.

I don’t mind normal ties.  Just like regular ones, not the super skinny ones or the stupid wide ones.  I don’t like the modern “skinny” suits either.

Not a big fan of “hats”.  Or I should say, I kind of am a fan but they are not necessary.   I wear a ball cap on the weekends so I don’t have to mess with my hair at all. For every day wear, I would prefer not to have hat head.

The big issue is what I want v what looks good.  I have no idea if something looks good on me.  And truthfully, I don’t look at myself that often.  So I don’t really care all that much.  But I want others to think I look sharp.

Then there is where to get this stuff for a reasonable price.  In an ideal world, I would have a tailor and anything I had would be properly fitted.  Can’t afford that.

Anyway, just some rambling thoughts.  If you have thoughts on my thoughts (and know me well enough), drop a line 🙂