7.02.2010

Mrs. Dapper as Hell

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A few days ago Lulu Letty posted these pictures, of some great mens fashions, the type that are just irresistible. Lucky for me, my Dapper as Hell husband has great taste in clothing, and loves three piece suits, nice silk ties, and Stetson fedoras. So today I decided to raid his wardrobe, as we keep separate closets.

Now, I have wanted to do so before, but I have to say, whenever I open the closet doors, I feel I might faint, like those ladies in old films who see something so shocking, they just gasp and collapse in an elegant heap. It's a mess of wools and cashmeres, button up shirts crumpled on the floor, and hangers tangled without anything on them. The only things that are safe are the ties. Sam takes care of his ties.

So, I just stick to my slightly neat closet (the shoes get a little messy sometimes), and pretend Sams closet is "The Red Door". But today I dug through and found a pair of vintage suit pants he wears often, with some braces (the suspenders with the button holes) still attached. I paired it with one of my frilly-ish blouses, his newsboy cap, and my converse high tops. I did have on heels at one point, which I liked better, but they were not so comfy.

Thank you Ruth for taking pictures!

Pants-Sams, vintage

Braces-Sams, Dooney and Bourke, thrifted

Hat-Sams, Old Navy

Blouse-H&M, via Buffalo Exchange, Hillcrest San Diego

Shoes-A gift from Sam, Sailor Jerry

37 comments:

Xtabay Vintage said...

Oh! I love these pictures of you. My fiances HALF of our closet is the exact same. Half being the operative word. I dream of one day having my own!

Fab Gabs Vintage said...

I LOVE this! Totally inspiring. Garbo would approve!

Archives said...

omg - LOVE. masculine and sexy all at once. hot!

Rebecca Jean said...

Love the contrast with the feminine shirt.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

A Broad Named Betty said...

Menswear inspired outfits just get me all agleam and ready to dress up and pretend I'm one of those heroines in the YA novels I used to read growing up who disguised themselves as choir boys in 19th century Europe and stayed in boarding schools and the like. Love it.

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Miss Tami Lee said...

So cute! I've been wearing suspenders a lot lately as well, it gives a look tat extra oompf :)

Kelly said...

You look soooo adorable. I love it! You should raid his closet more often, even if it is a little scary. :)

Courtney said...

Oh, that is just adorable! Ya know, I think that blouse would pair quite nicely with a vest.

Brenna_Kathleen said...

This is perfect! I've recently raided my dad's bowtie stash and have been clipping them onto all of my ruffly blouses.
And I have to say, I would love to be best friends with you and your husband. Between the vintage, ties, Doctor Who, and Miss Marple; you seem like a couple of people who I would have a fantastic time chatting with

♥Miss Brittney♥ said...

New follower here! I love these photos of you, let me just say you look adorable in your husbands trousers! :)

Andi B. Goode said...

Fantastic outfit. I love men's style, too (but very rarely use it for inspiration in my own outfits, I think). I especially like that you used one of your own blouses, though.
-Andi x

Sara said...

Oh myyy I love this outfit! So amazing, you are my numba one source of inspiration, gal :D

-Sara

Autumn, Coffee and Inspiration

Carys said...

You look so elegant in menswear, you're so lucky, I just look like a boy! I love the braces on the trousers, such an amazing look!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Claire said...

Fantastic.

Claire said...

Fantastic.

karolina said...

how lovely you look !

Paladin said...

Official Man's Perspective:

Newsboy cap + Suspenders + Woman = WIN :)

Eva said...

i love this outfit, the girly blouse with the masculine pants, so sexy !

Kelley Anne said...

You look incredible, so sassy. What a great outfit.

Justice Pirate said...

How adorable. I read and comment on your hubby's blog since you first posted about it! This is awesome. I dressed as my fashionable husband for Halloween last year. haha. It is fun to do once in a while. You look so beautiful and so classy!!! I love these shots.

Christy said...

You look adorable! I wish I could pull off menswear as well as you. I usually just end up looking sloppy, while you look so sassy and cute!

♥ christy of storiesreadaloud.blogspot.com

KristiMcMurry said...

Very nice! I'm convinced that you can pull anything off.

Hannahleh said...

I love it!!!!!

Gypsy with a Camera said...

that is so cute! I adore your style.




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Lulu Peddar said...

I love the braces - the whole boy/girl look is great, that blouse it gorge as well!

Star said...

Absolutely darling!
I have always love the feminine and masculine combo.
Too cute!

cb said...

love this look on you!

Maria Confer said...

And you said you couldn't pull off menswear!! You look incredible. The suspenders are the perfect touch.

Lulu Letty

MarieBayArea said...

you look unbelievably cute and so pretty in this menswear-inspired ensemble.

a cat of impossible colour said...

This is one of my favourite outfits of yours ever, I think. Just lovely!

VINTAGE DIVA said...

Hi, i just wanted to thank you for posting that blog about "The Bombshell Manuel of Style" book. If it wasn't for your blog, i wouldn't have known about it, and its by far one of my favorite books. It helped me with my fashion style. Thanks so much for the effort and time you put into your blog. Its greatly appreciated :)

Katie said...

Oh how I wish I could look as fabulous in menswear as you do! I've been snooping on your blog for some time, and I love the incredible collection of vintage wear you own and how committed you are to wearing it beautifully!

Rosemary said...

Gasp! How wonderful to see menswear worn so stylishly. I adore adding these types of elements into a wardrobe. Applause applause!!

aramblingfancy said...

Love love love. This is one of the most inspiring and favorite ensembles of yours. These photos remind me of my desire to make some 1930's style skirts with suspenders. Why are suspenders so fun?

Vanessa said...

I absolutely love this outfit! So different!

Anonymous said...

I love wearing suspenders. They are so comfy an look adorable.
Michelle

Salazar said...

What a cute outfit! I'm totally stealing it here :P

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