Thursday, August 27, 2009

sweetest gesture.

so, 2 days ago, i assisted this old guy with a stretch poplin s/s shirt. and he inquires on how he can style it. skipping all the unnecessary in between, we spark up conversation about jazz and other genres. and during the transaction, as i rung up his purchase, we talk ties(he noticed the j. crew silk knit tie i had on), which lead him to offer me his collection.

next day, which was yesterday, i come into work, dressed down, orange ralph lauren boat shoes(no socks), ralph lauren khaki-colored chinos and banana republic v-neck sweater in red, with a marc jacobs crew neck under to match the cream lining along the neckline... tangent, lol... and the old guy returns(jerry is his name). he tells me that he brought in the ties. i go to find them, now within seconds flat, here i am beaming with a smile.

now, i was completely taken by the fact that he followed through with it, as i thought it was just a friendly offering in gesture, however, he was a man of his word. now i have a set of 5 different geoffrey beene knit ties. how cool is that!?

i'm already constructing an outfit from one of the ties, as i was in bloomingdales the other day and came across a gem... a fair isle sweater vest by ralph lauren. yes, yes. something from nothing and nothing from something. don't know why i said that, but it felt appropriate at the time. lmao.

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