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Jul 7, 2010

Troy Donahue Lives!



Squint hard -- don't I look like Troy Donahue?  Harder, harder!

 



Despite temperatures in the triple digits yesterday, I completed my cabana set.  Now all I need is the cabana.

Despite the worst directions for attaching a shirt yoke facing ever, I managed to stitch this up pretty fast.  I used a few vintage buttons on the front...



And added the oversized front pockets, which definitely give it a vintage look:



Having only purchased a yard-and-a-half of this seersucker, I didn't have quite enough for the shirt, so I had to make the inside yoke out of a different seersucker I had left over from a pair of pajama bottoms I made for Michael way back when.



Not pretty, but thankfully hidden inside.

The dogs were so happy to model with me this morning, despite not getting matching muumuus.



I hope you like the shirt as much as I do.  But more importantly, what do you think of me as a blonde?  Dreamy...or bad dream? 

The beauty is there was absolutely no peroxide involved!

 

 

I'm tired and hot but plowing ahead.  Five days to Fire Island!

P.S. -- A special thank you to the many readers who expressed concern about the wisdom of wet seersucker.  Rest assured I will be wearing the appropriate foundation garments.  I'm strictly a pre-code kind of guy.

21 comments:

  1. I love the shirt! I also find it interesting that the sleeve length here gives it more of a vintage feel as well. Kind of like the skirt length for ladies maybe? Fun, fun in seersucker.

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  2. Very nice! And using different seersucker on the inside works well. Especially since it doesn't show from the outside.

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  3. I love it! Now I just have to figure out how to get my fiance into a cabana suit like this.

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  4. Nay, to blonde! But I do like this seersucker set. Perfect fit as your usual.

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  5. This ISN'T Troy Donahue? Love the shirt, very chic.

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  6. Will you be renaming your blog, "Male Pattern Blondness"?

    Love the outfit, love the fabric, you look divine!

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  7. You could be single-handedly bringing back this look. The blond? Not so much. But who needs blond when you've got the cabana outfit? I mean, seriously now. The next thing you have to make is one of those shirts, a little bit larger, lined in terrycloth. The Bomb, I'm telling you.

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  8. Not only do you need a cabana, but also a pool boy to whom you can bark out orders for more mimosas. I really like this ensemble.

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  9. You did a wonderful job on the ensemble.

    I agree you need the pool boy to keep the drinks coming.

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  10. If you're going blonde, then you have to spring for the spray tan, too. And I really love the matching shirt, but I want to see a puppy muumuu, too.

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  11. Can't the puppy muumuus be made from the green seersucker, ensuring a family set of coordinates?

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  12. Puppy Muumuu... that could be a dance craze!
    Peter this is a fantastic outfit, I can't wait for the sea side pics!

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  13. The blond doesn't work without a spray tan (like Elle said), but I'm diggin' the cabana look.

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  14. Love it! Peter, surely a sophisticated destination like Fire Island has a cabana to do this fabulous outfit (and you with a pool boy) justice! I even adore the inside seersucker. A surprise like a non-matchy-match is a good thing sometimes, esp. for casual beach attire. Rock it!

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  15. Yes, it's cute, but I don't like blondes. You need a co-ordinating beach towel now.

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  16. You look marvelous!!

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  17. Holy Cow we just had another earthquake! Either that or the cabana set just rocked my world - 5.9 - looks like it was a quake and the rocking set! Too bad you don't have enough seersucker for puppy sun hats, those two are too much!

    I must admit, I'm not partial to blondes myself but I did have a couple of steamy romances with the fair haired type...a French attache from Nice and a very tall German chef who wore an ascot on our first date. Ahh memories...

    Sorry. I got off topic there.

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  18. My man would kill for that cabana set!Oooo,I think I better make him one for our upcoming cruise!
    Those dogs of yours are TOO cute!

    I'm a new reader-you totally rock!

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  19. Please, please, please use what ever scraps you have to make something coordinating for your fur kids!

    MPBlondness, not so much, seersucker awesomeness, you haz it.

    Looks really good, my man.

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