WIWT: Lightweight Layers

April 30th, 2013

Rule #1 of the Articles of Style Office: Bring Your “A” Game.

Vote for your favorite look using the poll below and tell us why in the comments!



“Walked to work this morning…  NYC is perfect this time of year.”



“Wish I had photos like this for the WDYWT posts back in my Niketalk days ”



“Trying to channel my favorite street style blog today, Mister Mort.”



“A dustier version of the orange and yellow combo, inspired by Wale



Thanks for reading,

The Articles of Style Team


Photography by Alex Crawford.

  • ekeke

    Towni where are the pants from?

  • http://www.theseals.com.au Desmond

    Alex today, but Dan’s sweater is a corker – I remember it from a post a while back

  • LadFromMan

    All excellent outfits today. Took me a good few minutes to vote. Towni’s outfit could only be more complete if he was sat in a white corvette with Amy and Murdoch by his side!

  • cam

    speaking of street style alex, i guess dan is being a little lax on your street style posts? i think you do a great job and we need more.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier


      • Sansho


  • M_M

    Feeling The look Alex! You’re Paul Piercing it right now.

    Alex, Dan, Towni, and Wes.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      I agree. Alex is killing it here.

      • cam

        well put that CEO title to work dan!

  • http://profblack.blogspot.kr/ Professor Black

    I like your look this time, Alex. There is a lot of depth to this outfit. Your style can sometimes transport your shots to another time. That is the jacket from another post isn’t it? Can you direct me to that post? I can’t find it.

  • Phil

    It is great that you make the WIWT shots outside again(not at studio)! And Alex looks very awesome.Love the hat and shades.

  • http://ramblingsofawould-berenaissanceman.blogspot Joseph

    Oh my goodness, Towni is smiling instead of looking like he’s trying to seduce the camera! Also, I’m loving that jacket/pants pairing. You got my vote.

  • http://urbsuburbstyle.com/blog/ Paul

    Towni wins – love the bold check blazer!

  • Steve

    Towni – love the sport jacket and pants color combo.

  • John

    Voted for Towni, everyone looks good though!

  • Andrew

    Towni and it wasn’t close this time.

  • Brooks

    Everyone wins today. Swag, swag, swaggity swag. Keep it up.

    Also, Towni, thank you for losing the hat. You look waaaaay better like this.
    Also, Alex’s look was perfect–his trademark simple and chill dressed up with the cotton jacket and the hat really made it his.

  • Brandon

    Towni…without a doubt. Love the coordination.

  • Scott

    All around great looks today gentlemen. Best of all – no affected poses, just smiling faces and natural expressions.

    “A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” – Hardy Amies

  • Mr Saint

    Towni has killed nailed this one!

    Just nice to see him NOT wearing a cap for a change! ;-)

    • http://profblack.blogspot.kr/ Professor Black


  • AGT

    Towni. Everyone said that you were the best dressed man in the room when you wore that jacket, which is rather impressive…especially when the so-called ‘room’ is filled with over 8,000 people.

    • Poofy

      It’s a pretty sweet jacket. Put it in the tsb shop and it’ll be gone in 3 seconds

  • http://jessbaumung.com Jess

    This is one of the best sets you guys have done in a long time. Everyone looks spot on today. It hink Alex wins only because Im a huge fan of workwear looks but Towni’s chinos are great as well. Also, Dan I appreciate that you are wearing socks with your loafers. I know the sockless thing is really trendy right now but they look quite sharp with them. Now not to leave Alex out, that jacket is great.

  • yambassador


    Dope AJ 1’s.

    As an active NT member I have to vote for you!

    • http://www.tsbmen.com Westley Dimagiba

      hah thanks man, I still check the general section.

  • TO

    Nice stripe detail on the polo there Wes.. if this were a month from now I would have probably assumed you picked it up from the Uniqlo x Michael Bastian collab.

    • TO

      What is DY by the way?

    • http://www.tsbmen.com Westley Dimagiba

      yeah the stripe is what makes that polo stand out, nice eye TO

  • Marshall Mulherin

    I went with Dan. I looove those color combos and the shoes.
    But Wes was a close second, those Jordans are somethin serious.
    Where do you get your J’s from, Wes and Dan? I want some retro 6s and don’t really know where to get em from.

    • http://www.tsbmen.com Westley Dimagiba

      I purchashed these AJ Is from the Niketalk buy/sell section years ago but they changed it now. You can also check the sole collector forum and there’s always ebay, hope this helps Marshall.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Thanks Marshall. Flight Club NY consignment is where it’s at: http://www.flightclubny.com/

      • Marshall Mulherin

        Preciate it guys.

  • http://stylishbefore40.blogspot.com stylishbefore40

    Towni – the best , diffrent ways to use this the same colored pants , Alex – you remind me Tom Hardy in “Lawless” , Dan -your sweater-you have frozen spring.

  • Mistahkelly

    Alex. Clarks and the hat go perfect

  • Ike

    Towni, who makes that blazer?

    • Omar Shaikh

      That looks like the Hugo Boss suit jacket from the first post on the site.

      • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

        Great eye!

        • Marcus Forlan

          And memory!

          • TO

            Too bad you can’t buy/schmooze samples at that Boss outlet anymore! :( :(

            • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

              that will be missed.

  • Brady P

    Great looks all around today, had to go w/ Wes for those J’s. also love Dan’s kilted loafs

  • Simon

    Towni’s back!!!

  • Tommy


  • BN

    Did you notice that the vote tally is usually dictated by the order the photos are presented?

  • LouCaves

    My vote is Towni. Again with the salmon chinos…and it’s not even Thursday! :)

    Just shows how versatile they are.

    Keep up the good work TSB.

    • http://tsbmen.com Townsend

      Man, I’m loving these pants… Absolutely perfect for spring. Thanks for the support Lou!

  • Mr. Eyeconic

    How’s it going guys? Love the site and the great looks you gentlemen put together. Currently I live in Las Vegas and layering in the Spring/Summer months is pretty close to impossible. Would love to see a post on dressing for the Spring/Summer in very warm climates, such as Las Vegas. Keep up the great work gentlemen. Have a great week.

    • http://tsbmen.com Townsend

      Dressing for S/S in warmer climates… Coming soon!

  • Brandon

    Dan’s color choices are killer but Towni looks way too boss not to vote for him.

  • W.

    Towni, but Wes is doing really good too!

  • Marcus

    Towni. No question. Everyone has some great pieces (Alex’s hat, Dan’s pants/shoes, Wes’s choice of footwear, etc.). Towni pulls it all together in a great ensemble that flows perfectly. Now… I need to find me pants like that!

    • Brady P

      Nantucket reds. Knowing Towni they are probably from Murray’s Toggery shop and then tailored for a perfect fit…


      • http://tsbmen.com Townsend

        Haha, they are tailored from JCrew a couple years back… I DO have a pair from Murray’s as well. Classic.

        • Brady P

          Haha I figured you would.

  • Poofy

    Towni took this one

  • Sergio

    Wes for the NikeTalk shout out!

  • Pete


  • http://WideEyesTightWallets.tumblr.com WideEyesTightWallets

    I agree with Joe…this one is all Alex. I’m not usually a fan of the wider-brimmed hats, but all the pieces of this look go together pretty incredibly. Love the jacket, and the sunglasses as well.

    Towni takes 2nd in my book. That’s an awesome jacket, and it’s SUCH a springtime look. Well done.

  • Joe

    Love the hat and workers coat Alex. Good looks all around, but this one goes to Alex.