Saturday, April 30, 2011

It needs the right brolly

Sartorialist Photo

This is one of Scott Schuman's earliest blog photos. The man in the photo appeared several times in the Sartorialist and has since cost a small fortune as I have attempted to incorporate some of his looks into my wardrobe. This photo has long been an inspirational favorite, but I hadn't tried it.

It's a tricky combo to pull off. Outside of a garden, light pink, bright yellow & blue is not a natural act. Care is required to get the hues right. The pants and shirt combo need the jacket. Otherwise, too much is too much.

Theoretically, it's spring clothes season, yet Mayberry is cold and damp. To lighten my spirits and encourage spring weather to return I gave old Mr. Yellow Pant's outfit a try. I traded his cords for poplin, used my brolly, and wore my favorite navy db jacket. It came off better than expected.

All I need now is a pink stripped brolly.
Toad


15 comments:

Martha said...

you do NEED that brolly to complete the look -- great job Toad!

James said...

Well done. I enjoy wearing a pink button down myself, but now I must find yellow pants.

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

Toad, I think you've actually bypassed the original photo. Your version is better.

ADG said...

Toad...over the top strong! I'm gonna "borrow" a photo of you this morning to use in my straw hat post which will be up this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

i totally agree that some of these color combinations can come off strong outside the garden. but, keep it in check and wear it like you own it and don't give a damn what others might think. you look good mr toad.

David said...

I think you totally make that work!

Toad said...

Thank you. Yellow and pink do not mix well alone!! They need something to neutralize it. Go forth responsibly or at least have fun.

T said...

I think it has everything to do with the light you're in...that's a tough nut to crack, for sure.

Flo said...

DUDE

Lucky Dog / The Commish said...

Toad: I'd rather you set the standard.
Best Regards,
Lucky Dog

Silk Regimental said...

Looks fantastic on you!

oldpolo said...

I think that you have pulled it off wonderfully.

Toad said...

I think I've found a new uniform

Legallyblondemel said...

Tremendously dapper, Mr. Toad. You're so right that the pink / yellow needs the navy, if not also a formal English garden, to balance things, but you've done so with aplomb here.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

You totally pulled it off looking very handsome and I am loving the horse weathervane in the background!
:)

Alison