midweSTYLE: Springtime catch

March 22, 2011
It was 81º in Columbia, Mo. yesterday when I passed through on my way back to Chicago. Fitting for it being the first weekday of spring. Also fitting that when I drove by, the gentlemen who live at one of my old East Campus hangouts were out throwing the ball around after class.
When I look at this picture of Cam, I get this iconic, 1950s image of a dad playing catch with the ankle-biters after a tough day at work. An escape from the seriousness of adult life—or in this case, class in a stuffy lecture hall—and a way to return to carefree boyhood distractions. (Not that he has any idea what what the real world is like—he’s still living in a college dreamland. Which reminds me: Cam, you’re kicked off the site.)

Untuck that classic white oxford, roll up the sleeves, and pound the glove.
Spring’s here. And soon, summer. Time to open the windows, air out the house, and let the breeze rustle the curtains.
Vintage, U.S.-made oxford (free, from dad’s closet) by Gant, size 15-33; Broken-in chinos (retail, $65) by J. Crew, size 31; braided belt (thrifted, $3); laceless Top-Siders (retail, $70) by Sperry, size 10.

Photos by Seth Putnam.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10173775845177201996 Cameron

    I swear, Seth, if you try and kick me off the blog one more time…

    Just remember, I’m bigger than you. Way bigger than you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00165257615168669558 Seth J. Putnam

    I have old-man strength.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08443232979548229606 Christina

    I love it when men wear rolled chinos. This is such a great look.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17339751623922484203 nancerthedancer07

    I came across your blog recently, and I just wanted to tell you guys how much I enjoy it. Especially all the Mizzou references…I live on College Ave (only for a few more months though!) Keep it up.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10684115649974540620 Lily

    Love the chinos, so pretty

    Lily @ wear with chinos

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