Wearing color during the cold months requires using paradox to enact a technicality. Linens and cottons (yes, even light khakis) are generally off-limits for winter, or at least a bad idea in wet/cold. Since corduroy is a winter (or cold weather) material, color may be introduced by way of the bright trouser. Yellows, reds, greens, (whites might make the universe explode), and pinks are all within the technicality scope.
|Vinyard Vines Cords: $19 at Filenes (+$5 cuffs)
I grabbed two pair of Vinyard Vines corduroys from (new Back Bay) Filenes for $19 each. Not the steal of the original Basement (R.I.P.), but it would do. I don't get myself in a lather over this brand the way every other mammal on the planet seems to, and their quality is indecipherable from the rest of like-tiered pants and clothing. I'll give it to Vinyard Vines for color, though...
One has subtle pleats and the other is flat-fronted... irrelevant for the perpetually jacketed citizen.
Mrs. nabbed me a trio of spring socks for $9 new, and I thought that it might be time to pay last homage to cold here in beautiful Boston with a winter/spring/Easter ensemble which displays a wretchedly misguided combination of color.
|Polo socks for $3/pair: Marshalls
Blue socks with the coralish-orangey-sockeye salmonesque pants will insult a few people during my stroll to the most irresponsibly generous martini-maker in the city.
|Suede Henry Maxwells
Competing and conflicting patterns in a revived Thomas Pink shirt will add injury to the aforementioned insult, and disturb the human eye enough to grumble the undaring observer's lower bowel and cause the curmudgeon to percolate some angry spittle.
When all was said and done, this Fasika-themed kickstart allowed me to further self-aggrandize my stoic righteousness, though not to the point of encircling a tiny letter "c" after my blogged nonsense.