16 March 2009

Monks and Grey Flannel

Recent capital market gyrations have encouraged me to rummage round my walk-in closet and get out my banker kit. In the photo (above) I am depicted wearing a pair of Alfred Sargent monk shoes and a grey flannel chalk stripe suit from Brooks Brothers. The current unpopularity of financial workers has probably discouraged some bankers and brokers from sporting the uniform of their profession. Not me. Within the office or without, I sport the chalk stripes with defiance.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I simply ADORE monkstrap shoes. The rare men who wear monkstrap shoes just have something, something that goes beyond style.
Bravo Admiral, for continuing to display your allegiances by maintaining your sartorial banderole.

Anonymous said...

I can see my reflection.

non_such said...

Admiral Cod:

"Chalk stripes with defiance," A curious statement for someone as institutionalized as, though there is no precise description of your occupation, an investment professional. Why would you care for such vulgar displays with the secure knowledge of living in that rare space where your means are the result of a percentage rather than time and labor? More to the point, what is this quantity you intend to defy? Is it the former hobby of conspicuous consumption which you subvert with the paradox of further conspicuous consumption?

While most of your posts seem to escape the garden variety spectacle so common to weblogs, these slips and minor outbursts speak more than anyone seems capable of observing.

Anonymous said...

shine 'em up!

and a nice looking suit.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lordy... with respect, non_such you're a little bit boring.

Anonymous said...

Why the lag between posts LBT?!?!

Anonymous said...

Where ARE you!?

Anonymous said...

Admiral -

Address your public! We miss you!