Smart Summer Tailoring feat. Sean Hotchkiss
July 1st, 2011
There’s something about a guy who knows how to look sharp and comfortable at the same time, and who does this better than an on-the-go fashion journalist?
“I’ve always loved writing, clothing and golf…it’s been great to be able to combine the things I’m passionate about into a career path.”
Here Sean shows us how he gets around town and never misses a beat in style.
1. Buttoned-Up Sneaks
“I’m on the go a lot and versatility is important to me when choosing my clothes. For this look, I think the denim and sneakers do a good job of balancing out the tie and jacket without looking out of place. With this I can attend a more formal event uptown, then easily transition to covering a more laid-back scene downtown.”
Tip II: White denim and knit ties – summer staples that are sure to be complimented (provided they are pulled-off correctly).
2. Unstructured Jacketing
Tip: “I’d advise getting an unstructured and/or unlined blazer asap. If it’s a versatile color (like khaki or navy) you could pull it off every day of the week if you needed.”
Tip II: Socklessness is fairly mainstream now (at least in NYC and major cities). “If I have to wear anything where socks are required, I’m not going.”
Tip III: “This RL alligator chicklet belt is my absolute favorite. It works very well for golf and is simple yet elegant.”
3. Slippin’ Around Town
Tip: Velvet slippers in the place of loafers is a fresh twist, and certainly gives you a style bump. Just save the solid black ones for formal events, and be easy with the bold crescents.
Tip II: Beltless jeans add a laid-backness to a look, which is great for summer when things get a little more casual all around.
Tip III: Green in the summer tie, slight green-ish hue to the denim, green velvet loafs, green-ish bracelets – this guy is no style rookie.
Thanks for reading and special thanks to Sean for Participating!
Yours in style,
Photography by Brent Eysler.