Monday, July 13, 2009

A Spectrum of Summer Stripes

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It’s midsummer, and here’s Mr. Peacock’s wish list of striped goodies:

1) These striped raw silk ties would be the perfect accessory, with your khaki or white suit, for a summer wedding or garden party.

2) You would feel like Fred Astaire lounging on this vintage 1930’s bamboo chaise lounge, with a multi-striped fringed canopy and cushion.

3) Striped ribbon belts are a staple in Mr. Peacock’s summer wardrobe. This multi-striped ribbon belt has a complete line-up of preppy colors—perfect with cut off khaki shorts.

4) These elephant gray striped socks are punctuated with an occasional colored stripe, and would add a subtle touch of color and whimsy to your gentleman attire.

5) You can rest your head on this wool striped pillow while star gazing on lazy summer evenings, and if it gets a bit cool...you can get cozy with the matching striped tassel-trimmed throw.

6) This beautiful striped wool and silk rug is appropriately called Spectrum, and would feel very soft and luxurious on tired bare feet.

7) Paul Smith’s iconic stripes look fantastic on this large cotton beach towel. Why just use it at the beach? These towels would be chic in a bathroom too.

8) A mix of these striped cotton napkins, or placemats, would elevate even a simple back yard cookout to something special.

Mr. Peacock always liked the colored stripes of Beechnut gum. Are you wearing any stripes this summer?

8 comments:

Paul Pincus said...

i LOVE the hayward wakefield chaise lounge...the j. press ties are too gorgeous.

and beechnut gum! lol! you always inspire me, mr. p!

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

Fruit stripe gum was my favorite!
I have been buying great striped fabric (for myself and clients) from this little shop:

http://www.lestoilesdusoleilnyc.com

The table runners and bags are great as well.

Bart Boehlert said...

Love these summer stripes --
I had that belt in high school! ''
BB

TJB said...

My newest striped favorite: a raw silk bow tie in stripes of moss green, tan, mauve, plum and teal.

MJ said...

TJB: You can't just come here, tell us about your new bow tie and then leave it at that.

We want a photo!

ayem8y said...

I have the most fabulous pair of pink seersucker trousers that I will be wearing to an outdoor wedding later this month. I also have a matching Lilli Pulitzer tie that features pink elephants.

Mr. Peacock said...

Hello fellow stripe fans...

Hi Paul...Yipes! Stripes!

Mr. Bluehaunt...
I love that store too,
and I'd love to see your
magic touch with their fabric!

Bart...
You're always dapper and chic!

TJB...
Yes, I can't wait to see a shot
of you wearing that tie...
it sounds sublime!

MJ...I agree!!!

Mean and Dirty Pirate...
I'm a sucker for seersucker...
and Lilly Pulitzer!!!
Post some photos of the ensemble!!

SkitzoLeezra said...

That fruit stripe gum was so good but only for 7 seconds so then you would have to unwrap another. Soon you would have 4 sticks in your mouth and absolutely zero flavor. But I would buy it over and over, everytime thinking it would be improved.