Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Things I Wish Men Would Wear: Paul Varjak Edition

I wish that men dressed like George Peppard as Paul Varjak in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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I'm going to be honest: I don't understand the whole cult of Audrey Hepburn. I mean, she's totes adorable but there's something that perturbs me about the vulnerability of the characters she portrayed. I object to the notion that needing a caretaker is attractive. In my book, fragility ain't sexy.

Having said that, I wouldn't necessarily mind being taken care of by Paul Varjak.

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I mean, look at that skinny tie. Precious.

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This flick was made in 1961 and Mr. Varjak's wardrobe - thoughtfully supplied by his "sponsor" - is an endearing mix of boyish cardigans and slim suits. I like the retro touches that aren't over the top.

A stylish dude could wear these duds to work today and not look out of place.

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...Of course, it depends on what your job is.

Ahem.

Here's your shopping list, men!

Calvin Klein Suit
Calvin Klein Dove Gray Slim-Fit Suit from Men's Wearhouse

Let's start with a nicely-tailored slim-cut suit in gray. Why? Because, as much as the rebellious hippy in me would like to disagree, all men look fantastic in a perfectly fitted suit.

Even the goofball of a male model above.

Jos Bank Dress Shirt
Traveler Tailored Fit Pinpoint Solid Buttondown Collar Dress Shirt from Jos. A. Bank

Next, a tailored button-down shirt. I chose one with a button collar because I think it looks fancier but whatevs.

Vintage Necktie
Vintage Gold and Black Fleck Knit Tie from enVie Vintage Men's Accessories on Etsy

I love love love these skinny little ties! '60s neckties all around!

Shades of Grey Trench
SHADES of GREY by Micah Cohen Trench Coat via Piperlime

A classic trench coat is the perfect combo of professional man meets casually indifferent dude. It's a basic that makes you look rich but not uptight.

Urban Renewal Cardigan
Urban Renewal Vintage Men's Golf Cardigan from Urban Outfitters

Wear one with an alligator on it and I may just fall in love with you immediately.

Alright, gents and ladies... What do you think?

5 comments:

t said...

Nice looks!

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Samantha said...

LOVE it! I wouldn't mind being taken care of by Paul Varjak either!! He looks so dapper in that movie, and I do think it would work well today too! So eloquently stated!

sam :)

Lady Nini said...

You have a great sense of style :)
Xoxo

Becky Haltermon said...

Thank you for your kind comments, ladies! I'll forward them on to Paul... heehee!

Mica said...

Love the skinny tie! I wish more men would wear it. Like you said, what is worn in the movie is so classic it could still be worn today!

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