With tomorrow being St. Patrick’s Day, there are some rules that need to be followed. I love the general attitude: We are all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Because of that, us non-Irish folks should pay some respect to our Irish friends by wearing green. Now, wearing green is one of my favorite things to do…maybe it’s the Georgian in me, and it makes me think of golf, The Masters, Springtime, and collards. St. Patrick’s Day lines right up.
Here are a few ways to do green right. Now, don’t wear them all together, or you’ll end up getting asked questions like “where’s the pot of gold?”, or something about Lucky Charms.
Keep in mind – you have to wear something green, or you’ll get pinched. This could be strategic…and not a bad move, but for those that choose to participate, here you go:
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1. Green hat from your favorite club: You probably already have this in your closet, and it’ll make you look like an old pro…like someone that thinks ahead. Well done.
2. Sid Mashburn Green Gingham Spread Collar Sport Shirt: We all own a dozen or so gingham shirts, so break out the green on Tuesday. The spread collar dresses this one up; it’ll look great under a blazer.
3. Smathers & Branson Clover Needlepoint Flask: Irish whiskey anyone? This flask makes it good to travel.
4. Rolex “Hulk” Submariner 116610LV: I’ll tell you what time it is…watch me flex.
5. La Matera Bariloche Belt: This is a green item that should be in your closet anyway…and St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to wear it, and show everyone how much cooler you are.
6. Criquet Wide Stripe Green Player’s Shirt: See #5.
7. Smart Turnout Inns of Court Grosgrain Watch Strap: A nice way to give your wrist a little flare.
8. Incotex Chinolino Pants: Green pants take balls. If you meet the requirement, then get nice green pants. Like these.
9. Rancourt Shell Cordovan Pinch Penny Loafers: There isn’t a better excuse to buy some green shell cordovan loafers than ‘Hey, it’s St. Patrick’s Day…these will really bring the outfit together’.
10. State Traditions Ireland Hat: Unless you are at least 25% Irish, be careful wearing the Irish flag, etc…otherwise it’s like wearing the t-shirt of the band you are going to see. If you are >25%, get this hat.
11. Boast Giant Tennis Ball Tee: While I’m not a big “t-shirt in public guy”, festivals and the like are OK…especially when debauchery is expected to ensue. Get a cool green t-shirt, though…something that will raise some eyebrows.
12. J.T. Spencer Shamrock Belt: Excellent way to give St. Patrick’s Day a nod…and you can wear it on the golf course…I am waiting on feedback as to whether or not this belt will help you sink more putts.
13. Orvis Pima Cotton Sweatshirt: In case your St. Patrick’s Day parade is cold…or you are out late night…keep the green going.
14. Stubbs & Wooten Yuppie Slippers: Any excuse to wear these bad boys is a good excuse.
How are you doing green tomorrow? What did I miss?