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nyc work trip

i’m headed to new york tomorrow for a quick work trip.  i’ll be back on wednesday, so i’m packing light.  most of these items you’ve already seen on to take the train, but they’re worth mentioning again.  here’s what i’m wearing/packing for nyc:

brooks brothers navy fitzgerald two button suit – current my favorite suit that i own.

sid mashburn fox tie – a christmas gift that needs to be worn.  no time like the present.

sid mashburn button down shirt – i never leave home without a white button down.

tie bar from the tie bar – great entry point to the tie bar game.  can’t beat their prices.

gucci horsebit loafers – classic 1980s wall street.  these will be occupying my feet.

filson small duffle – the perfect overnight bag.  hands down.

i’m going to try to do a little shopping while i’m up there, but i’m not sure what kind of time i’m going to have.  i hope to come back with a good post and maybe some new kicks.

tuxedo footwear

a friend of mine is getting married in october and emailed me asking for my opinion on these belgian tuxedo shoes:

if i had to choose a patent leather shoe to wear with a tux, these would be the shoes i would buy.  traditional or more formal tuxedo shoes are in fact black patent leather “pumps” with a grograin bow (like the ones you see above).  with that said, i don’t know anyone here in the south that wears black patent leather pumps with their tux.  that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear them if you want to.  with my tux, i usually sport a pair of black calf lace-up oxfords like these from allen edmonds:

another option for me would be gucci bit loafers.  some traditionalists might scoff at this advice, but i think these particular loafers look great with a tux.

last but not least, if you’re someone that likes to get noticed, then i recommend picking up a pair of velvet slippers to wear with your tux.  brooks brothers has a more traditional style of slipper:

but if you really want to stand out, then head over to del toro and customize your own slippers or pick out something a little more risque like these skull & bones: