17 Comments on "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

  1. Evan Everhart | July 31, 2018 at 1:26 pm |

    Ouch.

    …And the tie looks like a clip on.

    Ouch though!

  2. Vern Trotter | July 31, 2018 at 1:32 pm |

    Beats National Seersucker Day.

  3. Oh my!

  4. Mitchell S. | July 31, 2018 at 3:11 pm |

    “Something Wicked This Way Comes” is a horror movie based on a novel by Ray Bradbury, for those who don’t know.

    What makes this ensemble particularly hideous to me is the fact that the items appear to be made from polyester or a polyester blend. The horror! The horror!

    This blog changes from comedy to horror so quickly but I love it.

  5. Mitchell S. | July 31, 2018 at 3:15 pm |

    Also, I left out the fact that the pocket square is the same color as the bow tie and is too matchy-matchy.

    Really, truly hideous. Like Medusa hideous.

  6. Jordan Mitchell | July 31, 2018 at 3:20 pm |

    Those of us who studied Shakespeare rather than Bradbury at college recognize the reference as coming from Act IV, scene 1 of Macbeth:
    “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”

  7. Well, you might do something in your skivvies if that was sprung suddenly on you, but I doubt it would be an orgasm.

  8. roger sack | July 31, 2018 at 9:42 pm |

    Mr Boyer has a spalla camicia shoulder on his jacket, an excellent example
    of the merging of Ivy and Neapolitan style so characteristic of the past decade or
    so. Here’s an other example the similarity of styles on a participant at Pitti
    who actually exhibits understated good taste at that menswear circus.

    https://smhttp-ssl-39255.nexcesscdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Spread-collar-muted-herringbone-sportcoat-grey-woven-wool-or-cashmere-tie-note-the-spalla-camicia-which-looks-just-like-a-shirt-shoulder-and-the-drape-652×900.jpg

  9. Evan Everhart | July 31, 2018 at 11:20 pm |

    @Roger Sack:

    It just goes to show hoe utterly and mindlessly simple good taste is! Unexciting plain white shirt (though I am not in favor of that collar), simple neutral tie with a neat and small, simple knot, and jacket or suit with natural shoulders also in a simple weave and basic non-loud color. Understatement and simplicity are key. Flourishes can be nice, but discretion first and foremost.

    And that older gentleman is supremely surprising as an attendant at that prurient posturing peacocks’ parade that is such a pity.

  10. The classic summertime combo that’s received zero attention (here) is blue shirt, navy blazer, tie (repp or madras), penny loafers…and, most important, white–yes, WHITE–chinos. Great look.

  11. blue OCBD, that is.

  12. The Pitti comment reminded me of something I saw maybe last year.
    A ‘documentary’ with a Richard Attenborough-type narration.
    Google “Pitti Peacocks” for funny take on Italian style !

  13. Old School Tie | August 1, 2018 at 2:16 pm |

    If Coco the Clown were an alumnus of Dartford, that is what he would wear…

  14. Carmelo Pugliatti | August 2, 2018 at 10:11 am |

    70s degeneration.

  15. Herb Tarlik.

  16. elder prep | April 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm |

    If its patterns you want its madras not patch work quilt. This is, as the previous posters have admirably indicated, hidious.

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