Wednesday, April 25, 2012


                         From the website
         www.BowtiesandBoatshoes.com 
an East Coast style blog that I get lots of inspiration from... read on......

Last year, Vineyard Vines became the “Official Style of the Kentucky Derby.”  To be honest, we were a bit surprised when we heard about the partnership, but once we saw the lineup of clothes and ties that Vineyard Vines had created, we knew it was a winning combination.  Well, for 2012 the line has been extended, and other than the pair of bucks you will need to complete the look, you can literally be fully dressed in Vineyard Vines garb for this year’s Derby festivities.


















The 2012 Derby Collection has something that has never been seen before from Vineyard Vines, a suit.  Yes, Vineyard Vines has finally released a suit, and, luckily for us, it is of theSeersucker ($395) variety.  Made of 100% cotton, and featuring a classic cut, this suit will become a summer staple in no time.















Images: Vineyard Vines


Of course, a seersucker suit alone does not complete a Derby look.  Next, we’d suggest keeping your shirt basic and going with a Solid Murray Shirt ($98.50).  Available in white or peony, we are sticking with white this year simply because it is a better compliment to our bowtie of choice, the Jockey Shirts Bow ($49.50).  If you believe in dressing for the occasion at hand, you’d be hard pressed to find a more suited bow (except for maybe the VV Derby Silks Bow) for any equestrian event.
Finally, if you are going to wear a belt, you can’t go wrong with the Derby Silks Belt ($49.50).  We were big fans of the Derby Silks print when Vineyard Vines released it as part of their inaugural Kentucky Derby collection, and are happy to see it back in more iterations this year.  Not only is the Derby Silks Belt a great way to finish off your look for the festivities, the color combination lends itself well to just about any summer style.
So there you have it, folks.  Derby Fashion, the Vineyard Vines way.

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