Thinking Of Fall

August 16, 2012

Thinking of Fall

This portrait of William Eggleston, shot by Maude Schuyler Clay, embodies everything that’s beautiful about fall. Notice the 3/2 roll tweed with faint overpane check; the light blue, candy striped OCBD; and the grey crewneck sweater, most likely made from a hairy Shetland wool. These three fabrics – tweed, oxford cotton, and Shetland wool – pair well in their roughness, giving the ensemble a nicely tailored, but still casual, look. Below he could be wearing something equally textured and casual, such as dark chocolate brown corduroys with suede chukka boots, or perhaps a heavy pair of khaki chinos, ones where the diagonal weave is easily visible, and some shell cordovan wingtips. This to me is fall. 

Oh, and the faux-tortiseshell glasses are a nice touch. Something I’ve been wanting for a bugger long time.