Aside from packing a hell of a lot into his life as an actor/racecar driver/philathropist, Paul Newman fit my number one requirement of a style icon: looking stylish in a plain white t-shirt. Bonus points for looking badass in loafers, which is another direct route to my heart.
These shoes were totally on my wishlist towards the beginning of summer (even creeped into a Polyvore set) when I happened to come across them in my size while thrifting in Boston. One of the greatest sartorial anxieties I've experienced in my life occurred a month or so later when I was wearing them through torrential downpour while catching a show on the Williamsburg Waterfront. I was pretty bummed out as I was sure my dream loafers wouldn't make it...but they came out of it looking brand new! Plus they're the comfiest shoes I own. Totally would recommend buying these shoes, even at full price if you have the means. So yeah, I hope you enjoyed that entire paragraph about one pair of loafers. Blogging!
APC sweatshirt / Acne white jeans / J Crew striped shirt
Madewell socks / Keds canvas shoes