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.


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.


I mean, look at that skinny tie. Precious.


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.


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


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?


t said...

Nice looks!

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 :)

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!

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! We appreciate you!