Listen, My Children, And You Shall Hear

For this week’s SIA challenge, inspired by J.S. Copley‘s portrait of Paul Revere, I knew I wanted to go with a menswear look. A waistcoat would be perfect, but alas, I don’t have one, so I decided to emulate the menswear look with this grandpa cardigan and a pair of suspenders. My pants are to mimic the color of the table, and for the silver touches in the painting, I added my silver brooch in place of a bow tie. The outfit ends up with more textures and patterns than the original painting, but I’m really happy with it.

And of course, the post title is the first line of Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride. It sounds like a grandfather telling a story to his grandchildren, which I think goes with my grandpa-core outfit. Don’t forget to drop by Terri’s blog to see other outfits inspired by this painting!


7 Comments on “Listen, My Children, And You Shall Hear”

  1. Mike says:

    Salazar, you pull this look off so well! I am so digging those suspenders! I don’t even think that I could have done better! Most of my attire is too plain…
    Great job!

  2. Love it. The silver pin against the white shirt is perfect. You also have the navy sweater-I have to go with black because I really don’t have to many dark blues.

  3. What a great look on you.

  4. shelbeeontheedge1 says:

    Salazar, what a fun outfit! I love the way you interpreted the portrait and the colors. Those pants are so great and I really like the grandpa style with the suspenders and brooch at your collar. You look amazing!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  5. JC says:

    Great imitation and what a fun challenge! Those pants and suspenders are perfect x

  6. […] Salazar stated, “I went with a casual menswear vibe to reflect Paul Revere’s own outfit – I don’t have a waistcoat, so I chose this grandpa cardigan and suspenders instead. My pants are to reflect the color of the table, and my silver brooch is a nod to Revere’s silversmithing. You can read more on her post HERE. […]

  7. […] my navy cable-knit sweater and add a silver brooch, but that was a bit too similar to my “Paul Revere” outfit (I’ve already reworn my white shirt.) In the end, I decided on this Fair Isle […]


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