The Thing Is, It’s Spring

I’m making a concession to the weather by wearing a light blue and white striped shirt with a contrasting collar. The tie is a Tie Bar knit with white spots. The suit is a light grey Oxxford with the faintest black and sky blue ‘pane running through it. My shoes are slip on tassel loafers by Alden in deep Havana brown.


So why do I tell you all that? Because elegance is found in restraint. And spring breeds exuberance. Especially in Southern climes. Witness my recent trip to South Carolina, the images that you see coming out of the warmer regions of Italy and the peacock colors on display here in Richmond — at least in our shop windows and on Fridays.

I love those colors.

The bright oranges with the floral motifs can’t help but make me smile. Or consider:

A large paisley in a summery colorway.

Or this Macclesfield print bow.

(All ties by Drake’s London


What role does bright color play in your wardrobe choices when the weather warms up?


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