I was having a tough time figuring out how to adequately describe for you what it is that I find so appealing about this particular article of clothing, and how it differs—aside from a few inches of fabric—from its short-sleeved counterpart, when I called my friend Andrea for help. Is it that there’s something more sophisticated about a long-sleeved striped tee? I asked her. Less poppy and fun, and more polished? Is that it? “It’s French,” she replied, without taking even a millisecond to consider. “That’s it.” And of course she’s right.
Remarkably, I’ve only got two long-sleeved striped tees in my closet and they’re both black and white; some diversification is clearly in order. This red and blue number—so French chick— might be a nice place to start.
This blue on blue option is subdued but still statement-y.
Black and army green is completely unexpected and maybe a little weird, but it totally works.
The only designer logo for which I am a total sucker is the Comme des Garcons Play heart, and I am wickedly tempted by this bold red and white tee emblazoned with it.
This one is just an outrageously good buy.
I’m thinking that the next time I’m tempted to buy yet another white button-down like all my other white button-downs, I’ll go for a tuxedo shirt instead, just to mix things up. There’s something very sexy-unbuttoned-Rat-Pack about them that quite appeals. And they work just as well with ratty jeans as they do with tailored trousers. I’ve had my eye on this striped band-collar J. Crew shirt for ages; I’d likely might size up for maximum slouch.
A red silk version seems entirely luxe, and unexpected, too.
A perfectly crisp, white, altogether classic take.
I’m in a dangerous mood today, ready to swap out all the tasteful Rosenthal china I received as a gift for entering into my misbegotten marriage for some of this spectacular—and rather spectacularly loud—dinnerware from Tokyo Design Studio. Could there be a more joyous dinner plate than this?
I actually did go right ahead and order a couple of these—perfect for takeout Pho.
This dessert plate is seriously perfect for sweets.
If I had room in my cupboard for even one more mug, I’d go for this in a second.