What I Wore Today: For the Love of Tailoring

October 10th, 2013

Articles of Style rule #1: Always bring your A game.

“For the Love of Tailoring”

Vote for your favorite outfit using the poll at the end of the post, and tell us why in the comments!

    1. Alex


    Alex continues to step up his game, with a kind of a Cuban inspired look today.

    Panama hat, black peak-lapel mohair suit, khaki linen shirt, and sharp black/brown monks.


    “I inherited this amazing hand made Hawaiian Panama Hat from my step-father a few years ago. I think moving to LA finally gave me the courage to actually wear it.”


    “I am madly in love with these black double monks that I was blessed with by Just A Men Shoe. They are amazingly comfortable and look so dope!”


    • White Panama Hat by Newt
    • Khaki Linen Shirt by UNQLO
    • Gold Vintage Watch from a thrift store
    • Black belt by J.Crew
    • Black Leather Double Monkstraps by Just A Men Shoe

    2. Wes


    Wes has been on a windowpane kick lately. Keeping it extra tailored, and representing Articles of Style well.

    What you know about windowpane on solid in the same color?


    “Forgive the bags under my eyes… work hard, party harder.”


    “These are my new favorite loafers. I missed borrowing Dan’s so much that I said f-ck it, I’ll just buy my own.

    Shout out to Towni, feel better my dude!”


    3. Dan


    Pulled out the beat-up vintage Levi’s 501s today. I love these things, and there’s something more natural about them on the West coast.

    Keeping the upper body tailored in a green silk/cashmere herringbone jacket, brown seersucker waistcoat, and taupe glenplaid shirt.


    With the weather in LA, I think I’ll be wearing my Spring/Summer fabrics long into the Fall.


    Speaking of items I bought with my Esquire winnings, these Purple Label suede loafers were another one of those “lifetime” purchases.




    Thanks, as always, for reading.

    Yours in style,

    Articles of Style


    Photography by Alex Crawford & Westley Dimagiba. 

    • Nevin

      Wes killed this one. Those loafers are sick, and gets extra points for the functional cuff buttons on the jacket.

      Although that hat Alex is wearing is pretty cool.

    • Nick McCann

      Towni broke out the chest hair for this one.

    • Badger

      Alex. It’s the monks that seal the deal.

    • John

      Wearing ties and jackets for what purpose? Do you guys just suit up for a day of blog posting? Can’t imagine every suited day is a meeting.

      • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

        It’s a way of life brother.

        • John

          I disagree with you there. I believe the ‘way of life’ argument gets a bit ‘lets-play-dress-up’. Particulary ties and full-suits. There is still a portion of menswear fans who wear a suit for intended ocassions – but, it’s twindling with the rise of the ‘unbuckled monk streetorialist’

          • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

            Dress for the job you want. We’re running a menswear publication.

      • Badger

        Who needs a reason for looking good? I wear suits/jackets/ties often when I don’t have to, because it looks good and I like it, not because I have a meeting.

      • AM

        If you think, suit and ties are just clothes… and for that, you dont need a reason to used it. All the people in the world use clothes to live… and why you cant look good if you want it? We can select the best: the best woman for us, best career for us, best friends for us… why dont select the best style… for us?

    • http://undefined Way Down South

      Alex nailed it.

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

      Alex! I wanted to vote for you so bad this time. You have really been bringing your “game” as it were. But, Dan is lookin’ so fine in those Levis…

    • Prasanthan

      Yo Dan! you guys should do a special where you dress up Alex like Buddy Holly since the resemblance is pretty much on point!

    • John

      The West Coast just suits Alex better, no pun intended.

      • John

        Well, maybe pun intended.

        • http://tsbmen.com Alex Crawford

          Hahaha I love puns! Thanks!

    • http://www.techmorobo.com Chris

      alex is killing it lately!

    • Rich

      Great shoe day boys – loving the RL loafers.

    • AM

      Dan is rocking again!!! He IS the style blogger!

      Alex looks good too. Always in him personal relax-style. Cool.

    • Lil boo

      Wes got that NT connect I see with those loafs

    • http://keyboardandcompass.com/ Jeff

      Great styling all around on this one, but my vote had to go out to Alex because his game has come up so much these past few months.

      Also: That golden Californian light in the first picture is perfect.

      Get better soon, Towni!

    • Ben

      Wheres Towni???????
      Who do I vote for now…

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

        he wasn’t feeling well, but he’s doing much better now

    • TO

      Any other day woulda given it to Alex, but then Wes came to the party. Solid showing all around today gents.

      Btw, how are things w/o the full crew going in NYC Wes?

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

        pretty good man, a lot of great content coming up!

    • Joe

      Alex got my vote, he looks great – so much for not wearing a black suit outside of funerals and black tie…

      Dan looked great as well, though I was curious, did you get those 501’s tapered, they look pretty slim?

      Something about Wes’s outfit put me off, took a second to realize that he was wearing odd coat and trousers that were really close to each other. For some reason, I found this off-putting, not sure why.

      • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

        Nope. Found these in a vintage store and they fit like a glove. They do seem a little more tapered than a traditional 501…maybe they were tailored years ago…

        Agreed on the black suits. In LA Alex and I have been wearing black suits fairly often (lightweight ones – mohair, linen, hopsack)… Seems right here, oddly…

    • http://Ntscollective.tumblr.com Adrian

      Damn Wes. Sweet loafers bro.

      ..who put you on ?!

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

        ancient Filipino secret ;]

    • Ali

      To make up for my poor attitude on yesterday’s post, I voted for Dan twice today

    • Deacon0228

      Giving it to Alex, on point with this one.

    • http://www.vincentnappi.com/ Vincent

      Alex, thank you for kicking all the ‘Black is Bad’ boogeyman to the curb.

      • http://www.vincentnappi.com/ Vincent

        Ahhh, typos…

        I meant BoogeyMEN not BoogeyMAN.

    • KO

      This slideshow format is ridiculously bad, used to check these out everyday but its a horrible pain on mobile now, and plain annoying on desktop

      • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

        Yea, I agree. We’re dropping the slideshow format with the new site we’re developing…along with many other upgrades to the interface, including a whole new mobile site.

        For now we have to put up with it…trust me, it doesn’t frustrate anyone more than me!

    • http://wideeyestightwallets.com Adam

      Voting for Dan this round, love the high/low he has going on with the beat up jeans and tailored waistcoat/jacket. Lots of very *different* pieces that come together incredibly well. I had a tough time not voting for Alex though, that look is killer, definitely some Cuban gangster vibes. Boss.

      • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

        Word. Gold jewelry and all that.

    • AK

      How is Alex last? He looks like a total badass in those shots. I’ve noticed that he has really been nailing it recently. Keep it up!

      • http://tsbmen.com Alex Crawford

        Thanks AK!

    • PS


      Are those Persols, the 714s? If not, which model are they?


    • Shawn

      Dan, one day, you’ll have to post a picture of your complete wardrobe on TSB! That must be a one-in-a-lifetime sight! I imagine wall to wall covered with shoes and bespoke suits!

      • Brady P

        He had a shot of his shoe closet on Instagram, it was everything you’d dream it would be

      • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier


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

      Dan – seemingly effortless….

      Good doogs all around, though.

    • LouCaves

      All the looks are very very nice. But Alex was the only one who garnered a verbal –“Dang, look at Alex, today”– as I clicked through.

      Wes! Ice cubes, man. Ice cubes!

      Thanks, TSB.

      • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

        Alex deserves to win this one…mainly for the photo quality on that shot :)

        For real tho, he’s killing it lately.

      • http://tsbmen.com Alex Crawford

        Thanks Lou!!!