I met Don while out for one of my walks around downtown. He was tidying up next to his shop down on Water Street. At first I almost walked past him, but then I took notice of what was really going on in this ensemble. The more I look at it, the more genius I find in the subtleties.
One of the first things I look for in a really great outfit is footwear. You can tell a lot about the sartorial prowess of an individual by what they put on their feet. The tan suede shoes here are immaculate, with really great stitching and customized a bit with some playful blue laces.
Why the blue laces? They tie together the upper and lower portion of the outfit. They also play really well with that super subtle hint of blue of the pattern in the pants.
I love what Don has done with breaking up the cool vertical lines of his shirt with that really great square-crop horizontally-striped tie. Not only does it break up the cool colour and pattern combo but the proportion and length is perfect.