Style with a gothic edge.

Today’s Style: Art Deco

  • Suit: Thrift Shop
  • Tie: Birch by Cyberoptix
  • Tie Pin: Vintage
  • Shirt: Takumi
  • Cufflinks: Vintage
  • Socks: English Laundry
  • Shoes: Mezlan

Today’s Style: On The Hunt

  • Suit: Express
  • Tie Clasp: Gift
  • Tie: Express 
  • Cufflinks: Father & Sons
  • Shirt: Express
  • Socks: Gift
  • Shoes: Mezlan

Today I went hunting for new pieces at two of my favorite vintage shops in Raleigh - Father & Sons and Revolver. I went in stealth mode, as evidenced by my submarine tie clasp and the parisian spy cufflinks and socks (okay, they’re just eiffel tower themed, but Parisian spy sounds more interesting, alright?) 

I may or may not have had Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song, “Thrift Shop” running through my head the entire time I was shopping. (Hint: I totally did.) 

I found a few pieces I absolutely had to pick up and they will find their way into styles on the blog soon. :)

Today’s Style: A Man In Search of An Ocean

  • Suit: Express
  • Tie: Bermuda Triangle by Cyberoptix 
  • Cufflinks: Custom
  • Shirt: Theory
  • Shoes: Mezlan

Today’s Style: The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea

  • Suit: Express
  • Tie Pin: Cosmic Firefly
  • Tie: Express 
  • Cufflinks: Custom
  • Shirt: Express
  • Socks: Sock Dreams
  • Shoes: Giorgio Brutini

I don’t often mix colors. I pick one and use it as my accent along with my standards of black, white and grey. And I don’t know what got into me this morning, but I decided to be a little more daring. Nothing huge, but I paired my purple shirt with a blue striped tie. I know, crazy! What do you think? Do they work together? 

Today’s Style: Everyone Loves A Gazebo

  • Suit: Thrift Store
  • Tie Pin: Custom
  • Tie: Express
  • Shirt: Takumi
  • Cufflinks: Cuff Daddy
  • Pocket Watch: eBay
  • Socks: English Laundry
  • Shoes: Giorgio Brutini

Today’s Style: Catcher In The Rye

  • Suit: Express
  • Tie: Express
  • Shirt: Express
  • Cufflinks: Vivienne Westwood
  • Belt: Gift
  • Socks: Sock Dreams
  • Shoes: Bostonian

I was planning to do a tutorial for the Trinity knot today, but I ran out of time! I will try to do one tomorrow though! Nonetheless, I set out with that in mind. I picked a tie that I thought would be fun to play with and built the outfit around that. All midnight blues and little details. 

Today’s Style: Auld Lang Syne

  • Suit: Thrift Store
  • Tie Bar: Gift
  • Tie: Birch by Cyberoptix
  • Shirt: Takumi
  • Cufflinks: Custom
  • Socks: English Laundry
  • Shoes: Steve Madden

Happy New Year everyone!

Today’s Style: Somebody

  • Suit: Express
  • Tie: Bermuda Triangle by Lip Service
  • Shirt: Express
  • Cufflinks: Custom
  • Belt Buckle: Gift
  • Socks: Target
  • Shoes: Giorgio Brutini

With the new haircut, I’m trying out a few new styles. What do you think of this one? 

Today’s Style: In The Shadow Of Your Heart

  • Suit: Express
  • Tie: Express
  • Shirt: Express
  • Cufflinks: Izod
  • Socks: Sock Dreams
  • Shoes: Giorgio Brutini

Today’s Style: Blue Diamonds

  • Vest/Pants: Express
  • Tie: Birch by Cyberoptix
  • Shirt: Express
  • Cufflinks: Woodcrafty
  • Belt: King Baby
  • Socks: English Laundry
  • Shoes: Giorgio Brutini

I wanted to go for a wintery look today, so I started with my birch tie from Cyberoptix, and then added the stark colors, blue and grey. And the lace detail on the pocket square reminded me of snowflakes.