The weather cracked here last week and I celebrated with one of my swank new cotton madras ties from this post, but just when I thought I was going to be able to dig into the more fun part of my wardrobe for good, around came one last (or, at least I hope) blast of winter. Originally we were supposed to get 3-4 inches of snow, but it held off and we got what can best be described as 2 or 3 inches of slush.
On days when weather is going to present such a beat-down, I have some nicer shoes with man-made soles that I don't mind getting smacked around a bit. I wanted something understated, but with a bit of color, so I went with a blue/brown combo from top to bottom. Recent find of an LL Bean cardigan ($3) over the top, with a vertical stripe (blue and brown, natch) Enro shirt ($1), blue corduroys ($2, from this post), and a shiny brown tie (and brown belt and the aforementioned brown Florsheim semi-beaters).
The cords are actually a bit brighter and lighter than the above picture shows, and I think they can be good spring or fall pants depending on what I pair them with.
Won't you be my neighbor?