Buck Yeah! White Shoes, Dark Pants, Light Jacket, Madras Tie


Today Brooks Brothers sent out an email blast with one of the coolest outfits I’ve seen from them in a while. Check out the guy on the far right.

Now the dark trousers will be too tight for many of you (they almost look like five-pockets), and the jacket won’t satisfy purists, but the outfit’s formula has a real heyday feel for me. White bucks, dark trousers (try gabardine), a light-colored sportcoat, blue buttondown and madras tie. It’s kind of the spring equivalent of this guy. — CC

14 Comments on "Buck Yeah! White Shoes, Dark Pants, Light Jacket, Madras Tie"

  1. I wore that outfit yesterday but with very light tan shoes. My pants, while Brooks Brothers Milano fit, were not as tight as the model’s. It was a big hit with my wife so I will wear it pretty frequently this spring and summer. When she likes what I wear, she more easily overlooks my many purchases! Glad to see it is IS approved.

  2. For some reason, light shoes with dark pants looks much better than the dark shoes with white pants.

  3. ironchefsakai | April 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm |

    Yeah, I dig it, but those look just like raw denim to me. Which, as far as I’m concerned, is American as apple pie, but referencing Armstrong and Miller, “you know you, yeah?”

  4. Funny how the women and the kids look way better than the guys. Must be the cleaner line. Still the pendulum swings back however glacially. The madras jacket combo’s the only outfit I’d wear…but not with that yellow tie. The outfit of the model with the bucks reminds me of old Brooksgate ads since the line was targeted at the young and less developed. Of course, I never thought Richard Nixon quite as bad as he was thought to be.

    @Henry, you’re right. With the single exception of USMC blue-white dress.

  5. Purists? What about people-who-prefer-historical-costumes-to-contemporary-clothing-and-would-prefer-to-live-in-the-eighteenth-century-when-men-wore-skin-tide-breeches-because-it-was-“traditional”?
    Or maybe not? As they seem to hate anything that accentuates a slim, athletic body so much (because they don’t have such bodies, maybe).

  6. White bucks, dark charcoal tropicals, white BD and seersucker sports jacket is old school look.

  7. Ironchefsakai | April 4, 2014 at 9:57 am |

    I was amused by LOL’s comment; it evokes images of codpieces.

  8. Personally, I prefer the look of numbers three and four, just saying!!!

  9. Bebe, yes indeed. The USMC dress uniforms are the sharpest, best-looking military uniforms around, and the enlisted uniform, with the white belt, is better than the officer uniform without.

  10. @Jim, Indeed. It took me a while to realize that there were actually men and children in that picture.

  11. Even the boy’s jacket is too small.

  12. Very fashionable bunch. Love the black dress on the front model and dark trousers and beige jacket on the side model.

  13. Something is really wrong with the guy’s shoes but I can’t just find the exact word to say. :)

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