"Life is the occasion to dress up for," I concurred.
"Precisely, my friend," said Ezekiel. "I believe my head is a crown actually, so I wear this fedora to keep all the royalty in and make sure nobody is playing with my hair or anything like that. And I kind of hide behind the mask of these Ray-Bans and take ‘em off for business sometimes. Those are my two staples. Then I just go with my heart every morning."
"And what’ve you got on today?" I asked.
“Right, a Timex timepiece, a blazer from I don’t remember where, some kind of oxford-navy-blue color and this bow-tie from Aldo."
"What are those shoes, do you know?"
"These are... Stacy Adams."
"And the fedora?"
"The fedora… Jesus is Lord… I think I got it on Walnut… at an H&M, yeah."
"Fair enough. And are you a sock-free kind of guy during the summer?"
"I believe that the warmest days call for no socks at all. So, in the Spring, even in the Winter, if it’s warm – there’ll be no socks on my feet at all. I’m really, really not a fan of socks unless it’s the heart of autumn, in which case I’ll wear the craziest kinds you’ll ever imagine, because the sock game is ridiculous."