Coming up on Saturday, May 30th, the Black and White Affair - Gatsby Style presented by The Adirondack Trust Company will feature delicious food from Chef John Ireland at Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, décor from Fine Affairs, music from Funk Evolution, classic cars from The Saratoga Automobile Museum, a sundae bar featuring ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s of Saratoga, and photos against vintage backdrops provided by TapSnap. All of this vintage glamour will be put on to raise funds for The Wesley Community’s Springs building renovation and they want you to be part of it all.
We realize it's possible women might get more into a party theme than men, but that doesn't mean you need to be a party pooper and not dress up at all. Today we've got some Gatsby-esque accessories that you can easily add to any outfit for the Black and White Affair - Gatsby Style.
Clockwise from top left:
BOATER: Spotted frequently on John Hendrickson and Charles Wait during the Saratoga 150 Celebration a couple years back, this look has gentleman written all over it. Go over to Yoicks on Beekman Street and just try one on, then tell us it doesn't make you feel like a million bucks.
BOWTIE: Sure these have become more popular in recent years, but they are also a throwback to a gentler time when men dressed up and said things like "old Sport". You can find bow ties locally at Silverwood Home and Gallery and the Pink Paddock (and once again, Yoicks. Let's just assume you can find pretty much all of these things at Yoicks, if you haven't been yet, you'll see what I mean when you visit).
VINTAGE TENNIS RACQUET: If you are truly pressed for time, just pick up an old tennis racquet and put a jaunty look on your face. Instant Gatsby.
A WALKING STICK: Admittedly this isn't an easy look to pull off nowadays, but a powerful one nonetheless. If nothing else you can use it for balance after one too many G&Ts.
POCKET SQUARE: Another classic men's look that sadly seems to be slipping away, put in a pocket square and you look immediately pulled together. Even while drunkenly balancing on a walking stick.
FLASK: It doesn't need to be monogrammed, but why wouldn't you? This one is from Smathers and Branson, (please also note they have a Caddyshack flask, seriously).
TENNIS SWEATER: Now some people might think this look is outdated and we must disagree. If you buy a tennis sweater to wear to this party please just continue wearing it. It is not a costume, and you will look amazing in it. If we see you wearing one we will surely compliment your sartorial selection.
ROUND FRAME SUNGLASSES: These are unisex so we will steal them from you.