WIWT: Tailored Gang
May 6th, 2014
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Every once in a while Alex breaks out some straight Reservoir Dogs sh-t, and really nails it. I’m loving the slick back hair (finally long enough to sustain) with the sharp black suit + black shades + black boots.
The textured/patterned tie, mini tie clip, and club collar give his look a slightly more preppy daytime look, rather than going full-on formalwear.
Alex and I were meeting with some people we needed to swindle, so I broke out the black suiting as well.
As per my recent theme of lightweight tailoring, though, I went with the “sleeveless suit“. The double-breasted hopsack shawl-collared waistcoat is part of a formal three-piece that I often wear in place of a tuxedo (the jacket is DB as well).
The band collar shirt and the high sleeve roll gives the look a slightly more casual man-about-town feel, while the pocket watch is a throwback gentleman move to add a touch of gold. It belonged to my late grandfather and sometimes I wear it simply because it reminds me of old times, and my family back on the farm.
- Black shades by Lookmatic
- Black hopsack waistcoat by Michael Andrews Bespoke (cloth by Ariston)
- White striped band collar pullover shirt by Club Monaco
- Black hopsack trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke (cloth by Ariston)
- Gold pocket watch Vintage from my late grandfather
- Black pebbled leather kilted chukka boots by J. FitzPatrick
Towni heard what I said about floral shirts and trends I hope die – but he stays by the florals.
What do you think? Is he pulling off the flowers with this “casually tailored” look?
Towni, I love you, but we gotta get you some new loafs…
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
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