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!