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"A mind lively and at ease" is a blog by a first-generation Russian-Ukrainian immigrant Maria K. (Maria Igorevna Kuroshchepova). An engineer by education, an analyst by trade, as well as a writer, photographer, artist and amateur model, Maria brings her talent for weaving an engaging narrative to stories of life, fashion and style advice, book and movie reviews, and common-sense and to-the-point essays on politics and economy.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Look book - duds for dudes - men can wear orange

No, I do not mean an orange zootsuit! However, Nathan Lane's statement from The Birdcage "One does want a hint of color!" is a perfectly fair and applicable one, and need not be limited to a pair of strawberry-colored socks.

So, here we have Gerry wearing a perfectly conservative gray suit with a perfectly conventional black shirt. Could he have gone with an equally traditional tie, boring shoes and belt? Sure. But this is Gerry we are talking about - and when it comes to sartorial sense, Gerry doesn't do boring.

So, instead, he threw in a black and silver tie with orange dots, punched up with a coordinated orange pocket square. In going with the theme, he added light brown shoes with long European-style toe boxes for maximum effect. As they say on What Not to Wear "It doesn't have to match - it has to go." This definitely goes!

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