The Gentleman’s Sweat Suit
January 11th, 2017
Honestly, I hate wearing ties. They feel stiff, restrictive and corporate. But I love wearing tailored clothing. Whether it’s a suit, jacket, or trouser – a tailored garment is usually the central part of my look that I build around.
“Casually tailored” is that middle ground where the AOS team and I try to live. The idea is to blend the tradition, etiquette and long-term investment of classic menswear with modern cuts and fabrications that are designed to be paired with casual items and transition between any situation around NYC.
Here’s how I’ve been rocking it.
Suave Sweat Suit
Dan designed this suit to blend the “athleisure” movement with the “modern gentleman” movement.
I have to say, there’s nothing quite like wearing a suit, but not feeling like a suit.
You know me, I’m always blending tailoring with something vintage, or sentimental.
This is my favorite scarf, it was passed down by my father.
- Ribbed Jersey Knit Suit by Articles of Style
- Blue paisley scarf Vintage
- Grey crewneck sweater by Levi’s
- “BBall” Sneakers by Common Projects
The New Blue Blazer
Patch pockets are one of the most functional details in tailoring – I rarely design a suit or jacket without them.
Being able to quickly drop my phone, wallet, shades, keys, etc. in my pockets makes life that much easier when I’m going from a train, to a flight, to a cab, to pounding the pavement.
- Ribbed Jersey Knit Jacket by Articles of Style
- Navy Hoodie by Rag & Bone
- White denim jeans by Helmut Lang
- Suede chukka boots by John Varvatos
- Sierra Leone Sunglasses by Article One
- Canvas tote bag by Filson
This look epitomizes that “middle ground” I was talking about. All the tailored pieces float in-between “formal” and “casual”: a cable knit topcoat, a beefy oxford shirt, and a tailored jersey knit trouser.
I can’t think of any place in NYC, or anywhere else, where this wouldn’t be considered appropriate, stylish, or approachable.
Our Ribbed Jersey Knit is the most comfortable fabric you will ever find in a tailor shop. This is not a traditional suiting cloth, but we cut it like one, and the comfort and performance is unmatched. This Italian jersey knit fabric has a super tight micro-ribbed texture that provides incredible 360-degree stretch and a full range of motion. What also makes this fabric unique is its Wool (59%) and Cotton (41%) blend – providing the performance and temperature regulation of wool with the softness and comfort of cotton. This one is highly recommended as an updated and stylized take on the classic blue blazer, or as the most comfortable trousers in your wardrobe. See more here.
Thanks, as always, for reading.