I Shall Wear the Bottoms of My Trousers Rolled” –TS Elliott

Posted by Brian Cleary on

The Cape in Autumn: sand dunes, oyster shacks, a cigar stroll amid the wildflowers. There is a very definite style to the architecture here, but even more so to the clothing. Whether you’re checking out the cranberry festival or relaxing on the ferry back from Provincetown, you’ll notice that the natives have an effortless style that seems perfectly appropriate for clambakes and concerts alike. Sure, the pant legs might be rolled up for a sunset walk on the beach, or clipped to keep your bike chain from catching, but the polos, long-sleeved cotton shirts and the sockless loafers are smart, comfortable and well-put together. Welcome to crossover style. Garments that button up, button down, layer, and play nice with a blazer and tie. Solutions that kick it poolside and ride around with the top down. If you do it right, a mid-sized duffle will take you from the bachelor party to the ceremony and right on to the reception with the right tweaks. Let’s look at some options… 

Pair a plaid sport coat with gingham for a dashing combination. For a look less sartorial and more sporty, pair it with a cashmere hoodie and joggers.

A shoe that begs to be below a set of rolled cuffs - the pebbled leather loafer.

The merino v-neck: soft & light for layering. The hardest working player in your weekend wardrobe


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