Tuesday, July 1, 2008

it was quite apparent he had a 'south of broad' address....






so i don't know why this man stuck out in my head so much as he was walking across the street downtown yesterday...maybe b/c of his attire, well, i know for a fact it was b/c of his attire...he was very well color coordinated...and in my head i thought "only in charleston". i swear the man's outfit came straight from ben silver, one of the classic charleston stores for fine men's (and women's) apparel. you know when you can just tell....well this man screamed ben silver...purple (yes, purple) seersucker pants, a white summer oxford shirt perfectly pressed w/ the sleeves rolled up just above the wrist, a purple and navy blue bow tie that coordinated w/ his pants perfectly, and a pair of cream suede bucks...all he needed was a pair of these tortoise shell glasses (signature style for any well dressed ben silver man) and he would have won a gold star.....isn't it funny how a town has an "attire" to it. like seersucker pants and charleston....its a guaranteed attire at any cocktail party, museum opening, or church function. if you are born and raised in charleston, i think its a right of passage that you have to own a seersucker suit. and if you are of the younger generation, you generally sport them with your rainbows. i don't know why i felt like sharing this today...i just thought its funny how a "style" can lend itself to a town....i mean, i don't know if that man would have been considered as "stylish" in say the the midwest part of the country....

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

THIS is why my husband loved Charleston so much ... he could get away with so much more!

indecisive friend said...

I wish I could get my hubby(you know him) who is from generations of Charlestonians to wear a seersucker suit...I have made some progress and he has some seerscucker pants...maybe I can add a jacket to his attire sometime before he is 40 !:)
another note, did you get my message the other day?

Anonymous said...

I find this look enchanting! There is nothing like a Southern Gentleman!!!!!!!!!!!

beth messervy said...

hahaha. i think i've seen that guy before :) jj's too big to pull off the seersucker look. he tried. it wasn't pretty.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Ooh, I would love to see such a stylish town :)
Love this post.

•ciaotay• said...

I live in chas! I date a full blown charlestonian and your post could not be more perfect! ben silver is his absolute fav- however, most people not from the south |or this area| can not bear to understand why men here dress the way they do! I must say their "style" is impeccable!