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2011 Year of the Ralphnerd

Friday, January 06, 2012Aaron Reese

One of the most gratifying things in life is getting exactly what you want, especially when you're a designer fiend like me. I'd have to say 2011 was definitely one of the most bountiful years I've had for my closet. Pieces that I saw on the runway I now possess n my designer arsenal. I felt it'd only be appropriate to share with my readers my top five 2011 pieces that I'm crazy over! Plus you'll get to see a recap of The Ralphnerd's awesome 2011 year.

1.Gant by Michael Bastian Fair Isle Cardinal Sweater-  I'll never forget the first time I saw this lovely on the Barney's website. A culmination of Bastian and fair isle, how could I pass it up? And yet I never took a stroll in to Barney's to get it. Long story short my bestie ended up buying it for me for Christmas and I wore it Christmas day. Brilliant right?

2. Prada Wingtip Brogues- Worn by Jude Law and Brad Goreski these Prada wingtips are not for the fashion faint of heart. Some would even deem the brogue to be an impractical shoe, but I don't have to explain to you why they're so damn amazing do I?  I broke these guys in on New Years eve and they're surprisingly quite comfy not to mention incredibly dapper.


3. Givenchy Rottweiler Graphic T-   I literally stalked this shirt for months! If you haven't noticed I have a thing for graphic Tees, especially designer ones. The moment I saw this in Givenchy's fall 2011 show I had to have it. It took approximately four months but I finally found him and it's been puppy love ever since. And I'm not the only one either. It seems Rihanna, Kanye West, and Liv Tyler all love this shirt!

4. Marwood Lace Bow tie- The first time I stumbled upon this lace lovely was while I was reading a Homme Essential mag. The lace detailing on the bow tie is beyond impeccable and this was the perfect fix for my designer sweet tooth. Of course I didn't act soon enough and I'd eventually forgotten about the bow tie until my bestie surprised me with this along with the Gant sweater for X-mas. To bring in the New Year I wore my Marwood bow tie along with my Prada oxfords and  did it make one hell of a  combination.

5. Dolce & Gabbana James Dean Graphic T- By far THE go to shirt in my closet I'm madly in love with it. In my last post I spoke of my James Dean obsession, so it shouldn't be a surprise that this is one of graphic T of choice. The best part of about this shirt is that i scored it for $100.00 cheaper than it's retail value.

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