26 August 2011

Summer Rolex Style

The end of summer nears, so what better time to go out with a bang? I am not given much to what I think the under-youth term blynge, but occasionally that is exactly how I roll. Discreetly, of course. The exclusive photograph (at left) shows a Rolex Oyster Perpetual in a two-tone style. I have owned this watch for several years, but rarely wear it now. It is definitely a style for an older gentleman. Indeed most of the chaps I see wearing a watch like this are well into their 50s and beyond. My uncle in Connecticut still occasionally wears one he acquired in the 1960s with the wages of a brief competitive surfing career in South Africa. (How I wish I had followed in his footsteps...!) In the photo I have paired my watch with a Brooks Brothers summer poplin suit with a 3/2 roll and a Brooks Brothers button-down shirt in ecru. If one is inclined to deploy a bit of flash in the timepiece department, I always say, it is best to balance it with more sober clothing.


Anonymous said...

Oh if I was your other half I'd have whipped that and had it resized to fit me. Oh and what a beautifully starched pristine cuff, has the maid been working overtime?

Main Line Sportsman said...

A great look start to finish...and a great chronometer by any standard!

White Horse said...

Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 2 Scene II
"Why, then the world's mine oyster.
Which I with sword will open."

A.E.F. said...

Admiral, you wear it very well. I don't normally like combinations of gold and silver(or stainless steel) but here it looks elegant.
What would you wear with the Milgauss?

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

B&P ~ Overtime? I thought 16-hour days were standard...!

MLS ~ Thanks ol' chum.

WH ~ If it's all the same to you I think I will remove the oyster from the vicinity of your sword.

AEF ~ Thank you. The Milgauss goes best with sleek business suitings and black uniforms.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading a variety of things lately. One of them is your older posts. In this picture, the suit, cuff, and watch are a pretty combination. Now, I'm jealous of menswear.