Camel hair jacket, blue shirt, foulard tie, cordovan penny loafers. Pair them with gray or brown flannel pants, and it’s an attractive and fairly ordinary combination. But swap the trousers out for some maroon brushed cotton ones, and you get an outfit that’s unexpected and fun. If the tie has some maroon in it to tie the outfit together, so much the better.
Jacket: Vintage Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $10
Shirt: Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece, outlet $45
Pants: Brooks Brothers Milano fit, outlet, $40
Tie: Rubinacci, gift, $0
Shoes: Alden for Brooks Brothers, sale, $400
At retail prices: $1700 or more