03
Oct

Political #menswear

Tonight marks the first presidential debate for the 2012 general election and it’s a time when partisans should be encouraged to show their affiliation. Now, there’s a lot of crass and tasteless ways to do this through clothing (just take a look at the junk on Zazzle, CafePress or even eBay), but for those looking for the love of politics and menswear, I’ve put together this guide. 

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Neckties:

Vineyard Vines: $75, available in red, yellow, green and salmon pink for Republicans. For Democrats, blue and green.

Southern Proper: $75, available in a huge range of colors and designs. Wovens in red, crimson and purple; repp stripe in blue (above); printed in red, crimson and blue; another printed GOP elephant on red silk; and political elephants and donkeys surrounded by stars.

Sette Neckwear: $265, available in three designs each for Democrats and Republicans. Elephant print in red, blue and purple. Donkey print in blue, scarlet and yellow. (These 7-fold ties are my personal favorite.)

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Belts:

Tucker Blair: $95, needlepoint belt. 

Vineyard Vines: $49.50, canvas cotton belt available for Republicans and Democrats.

Smathers & Branson: $165, needlepoint belts for both Republicans and Democrats. 

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Prince Albert Slippers:

Stubbs & Wootton: $450, for Republicans, Democrats and fence-sitters.

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Braces:

Fine & Dandy Shop: $65, for Republicans, Democrats and the annoyingly undecided.

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Shorts and Trousers:

Orvis: $15.20 (on sale), in Republican red and Democrat blue. 

Bonobos: $125, critter chinos in navy for Republicans and charcoal for Democrats.

07
Oct

Just pulled the trigger on the Purple Giorgio Brutini Prince Albert Slippers. I've been wanting a pair of slippers for awhile and now I got them--not yet, but soon. The Silentist always coming through. Thanks.

- Asked by theunbuttonedlife

I had those sitting in my “like” box forever, but never convinced myself I’d actually wear them with any frequency to justify the purchase — despite how cool they looked. Glad they’ve been picked up by someone who’s going to rock them!

28
Sep

I hope you could give us some insight. What's the deal with those slippers I've seen Kanye wear and also on CB's picture. What's all the hype about? Is it one of those pretentious things about "fashion"? What's up with the price? I think you get my point.

- Asked by enriquedlcm

I believe you’re referring to the Albert slipper. I think that link should answer most of your questions.

Personally, I don’t think I’d spend that kind of money on slippers/shoes like that. I suspect they’re the kind of shoes you buy when you have a closet full of John Lobbs or something.

03
Jun
themeatkitchen:

To a relaxing weekend! via The Dandy Portraits

I know all of you are checking out the endless booze supply here, but take a moment to admire those royal artillery regimental stripe slippers he’s sporting.

themeatkitchen:

To a relaxing weekend! via The Dandy Portraits

I know all of you are checking out the endless booze supply here, but take a moment to admire those royal artillery regimental stripe slippers he’s sporting.

(via bsherrod)

19
Apr
So, I don’t think that I’d ever wear velvet slippers, but I can think of one instance where I’d probably be the most convinced: DARTH VADER EMBROIDERED SLIPPERS.
Hear me out: You get a classic Vader mask where you see those skulls up there — black with dark grey lines for detailing. You put this all on a super dark midnight-blue velvet slipper and to finish it off, you do red lining and trim stitching.
You won’t be swagged out, you’d be Sithed out.
(Edit: I don’t get why sometimes Tumblr does this, but it left out the source: via HTTTGAP)

So, I don’t think that I’d ever wear velvet slippers, but I can think of one instance where I’d probably be the most convinced: DARTH VADER EMBROIDERED SLIPPERS.

Hear me out: You get a classic Vader mask where you see those skulls up there — black with dark grey lines for detailing. You put this all on a super dark midnight-blue velvet slipper and to finish it off, you do red lining and trim stitching.

You won’t be swagged out, you’d be Sithed out.

(Edit: I don’t get why sometimes Tumblr does this, but it left out the source: via HTTTGAP)

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A menswear blog on finding your personal style, written by Kiyoshi Martinez.

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