A Ripening Blue Below the Sunlight

Temperatures reached the high-’70s Thursday afternoon, supplying my already-glowing face (’twas a fantastic week) with some well-needed rays of sunlight. In a world where your seemingly gray day can automatically turn sunshine yellow without the weatherman’s blessing, choosing to wear an outfit reflecting your own chameleon-like nature defeats those unpredictable situations.

I remember a girl in fifth grade named Erica (actually, I think it was spelled “Erika”) who always bragged about owning a Tommy Hilfiger watch. With my stubborn need to defeat any other person who thought they were “all that and a bag of Fritos,” as I used to say (and, thankfully, say no more), I asked my mother to buy me a lovely denim Tommy Hilfiger button-up shirt. Thankfully, she acquiesced when it went on sale, and when Erika saw me wearing my cool blue Tommy shirt (no, it wasn’t just a regular blue, it was a cool blue), she practically fell to the floor. Too bad her watch didn’t break when I imagined her falling down in my mind…(I was pretty horrible back then – I’ve matured quite a bit).

Anyway, when I read the forecast for Thursday, I wanted to wear something that said “look at me, but don’t stare at me.” Erika might have stared pretty hard, and passerby nowadays might have too if they knew I could still fit in a shirt I wore about 10 years ago. It’s mostly because I was a pretty chubby kid back in the day, to be honest. This shirt just proves that style never fades, kind of like the statue I posed with on The University of Texas’ campus. Although the goddess-like figure lacked any form of identification, I had a feeling she’s stood there for quite some time (which is probably the reason why she’s serving some major legs and arms). If only I can remain in a tricep-busting, thigh-tigtheting pose, I could definitely make Erika and her watch stop in their tracks…but that’s the past and besides the point. Clearly.

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Shirt – Tommy Hilfiger

Pants – Zara

Belt – Primark

Shoes – Random German shoe store; I can’t recall its name

Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters

Bag – T.K. Maxx (the German version of T.J. Maxx)

Socks – Calvin Klein

Photos by Ricardo Hernandez (also known as The Style Inquisitor. His own fashion blog can be found here).

Yours truly,

Jonathan

24 thoughts on “A Ripening Blue Below the Sunlight

    • jonathanochart says:

      Thanks! And yep, that’s why I loved it! The best part is that my mother bought it for me and it went perfectly with lots of my shirts. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. thegreatzambini says:

    I love the look. It`s casual, but there`s something more to it. I`m kind of bummed that I didn`t get to see what “Random German Shoe Store” brand is making these days, as there is no picture of the actual shoe… :)

    • jonathanochart says:

      Thanks for the comment! I looked inside the shoe and it says “Max Joy” on the label…though I can’t find a website for it. And I’ll make sure to include a close-up next time I wear them (;

  2. Jocellyn says:

    Your blog is inspiring me to move to Austin!!! I have some old heart-string history there in an “all my exes live in Texas” sort of way. Is everyone as fashionable as you? ;)

    • jonathanochart says:

      You should definitely visit if you get the chance! There’s lots to do here, whether it be music and film festivals or amazing local food. And, the “hipster” trend is popular here but I’m not the biggest fan of it. Thanks so much for your lovely compliments!

  3. Stella says:

    Thanks for the “like” over on my blog! I’ll be following you now, too. Nice use of the Blanton/Carothers/Andrews/Littlefield statue! Great blog! Maybe I’ll see you on campus! Are you a TXA student?

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