Artful Living

sharp suitors

My parents sporting suits in front of my mother’s home in Louisville, Kentucky
Meet Paul & Jean.  Paul wooed Jean.  The courtship began with a “blind date” and swiftly they were in love and married.  

pve design, fashion illustration for J.Mclaughlin – a jacket over a white shirt and jeans
illustrated for a ad campaign
Seven children were born along with a family business.  All still growing strong. Fast forward to now.  Sixty years of marriage.  Mom and Dad, you are the best.  I love how you just keep on going, staying positive, perky, loving life and all that comes along.   Just like a well made suit.
Never out of fashion when it is well made, tailored to stand the test of time.

The Sartorialist” – chic, “shopping your own closet” – re-mix of suits
I am a sucker for things like bound buttonholes and dressmaker or tailor details.
You both suit one another so well and I admire you each day.  My dear Dad still has the suit I helped select for him to wear nearly twenty years ago.  Accessorized over the years to keep it fresh.  Suits truly are a great investment.  They stand the test of time.  I wore a suit that belonged to my Great Aunt Louise on my honeymoon.  A deep navy, a wool ottoman, and a sharp cut, and fab buttons and bound buttonholes.

A Jacket added to jeans and a tank suddenly look dressed up and polished
(Jacket by Marc Jacobs)  This could be an easy vintage find, a jacket and vest.
Spring is in the air, and the time seems right for a classic suit in a lightweight wool.  Perhaps a texture, a pique pattern.  I may not work in a corporate environ nor need a full suit but I do enjoy looking respectable every now and again with a simple suit jacket or a flat pencil skirt or classic suit trouser.  
As I “shop my own closet”- I see old friends, secret admirers and suitors wooing me.
What Spring suitor is wooing you?  Does an interview require a suit?  Love your thoughts?