What I Wore Today: Spring/Summer Outerwear

April 16th, 2013

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

“Spring/Summer Outerwear”

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



“A new season calls for a new wardrobe, with temperature-friendly fabrics (like hopsacks & wool/linen blends) and nature-inspired colors (like oranges & yellows).”



“At the office today we all came through with the same Spring staple: the lightweight topcoat.”



“Back to basics today. I’ve already gotten so much use out of this coat it’s ridiculous.”



“Down south this week for a wedding… LOOK AT JESS SHE’S SUCH A BABE.”



Yours in style,

Articles of Style

  • http://undefined Chris

    ALEX CHEATED!!! You can’t include a cute girl in the competition can you???

    Dan, the inimitable blogger of style, has once again taken this one.

  • http://undefined Nathan Wind

    Dan looks best. That said, besides the weight of the fabrics, he looks like he’s ready for fall.

  • Matt M

    I like Alex’s outfit, but cargo pants? At a wedding?! I know it’s the south and all, but still.

  • Cody

    Sorry Dan, I can’t vote for you. Your outfit today is mediocre compared to that AMAZING suit last WIWT. Just kidding, but seriously I’m not over last WIWT.

  • Mistahkelly


  • http://ramblingsofawould-berenaissanceman.blogspot Joseph

    Hmm, well I’m leaning towards Dan but Wes seems more my style though if the prrof is in the pudding Alex is the only one with a girl on his arm…

    I can’t decide I have to abstain.

  • Ryan

    Cargo pants? Never, ever again Alex!

  • Kolja

    Alex is doing great, but I don’t like the shoes, so I voted for Dan!

  • Marcus Forlan

    Damn – this is way too close to call. Each look is great.

    Wes – where is that jacket from? Really diggin it. Been thinking of buying the one that Towni is wearing but wasn’t sure about durability / quality. Looks good in Towni’s pic tho.

    Dan – just got a suit made in the color of your pants. Thanks for ideas on how to wear the pants by itself.

    • Billy P

      Seconded on the topcoat. I’ve been thinking of grabbing the one Towni is sporting (good price) but I prefer the look and fabric of the one Wes is wearing. Any tips on where to find said topcoat/a similar looking one?

      • Omar Shaikh عمر شيخ

        I think that’s the theory topcoat that they’ve featured a couple times.

  • DJ

    this is probably one of my favorite of dan’s looks. fantastic color combination.

  • Sergio

    Alex for making cargo pants look extremely dressy and wedding appropriate.

  • http://undefined Ser Davos

    I like Dan.

    Alex, almost voted for you because she’s a great part of your outfit. However I strongly dislike cargo pants.

  • Nicole

    My vote goes to Dapper Dan. His look reminds me of those guys attending Pitti Uomo. Visual play of color and pattern.

  • pauliejones

    Wes’ silhouette is tight, always looks fresh… Dan is baaawsaaay…. It was tight but giving this one to Wes…!

  • Rich


  • Tim

    had no idea Alex was getting married…haha jk. Amazing outfits once again lads.

    Tim from Wales

  • Marshall Mulherin

    Dan… YASSSSS
    That color palette is A1.

  • adam m

    Dan takes this one for me because his multi-layer look is sophisticated and light, mostly due to the fabrics.
    Wes almost had it with that shirt and coat combo. It’s mad fresh.

  • Ian K

    Gotta give it to Wes. Alex looking pretty cool tho!

  • http://stylishbefore40.blogspot.com stylishbefore40

    Dan , very stylish , almost like me:-)brown is my favourite. , but next time i would like to see glasses on your face. Alex, ten points for cargo pants.

  • Poofy

    Alex won the way the lakers won the game 6 in the 2002 playoffs.

    Excluding alex’s babe and the scenery, dan takes it. But yeah, alex.

  • Nick

    I think Dan’s look is one of the more interesting visual compositions we’ve seen in a while. Color, texture and pattern mixing all perfect. Simple is great, making that look simple is even better.

  • pz

    Gotta give it to Alex for the best accessory: eye candy ;)

  • Dan

    I’d love to know more about Wes’s topcoat! Very nice!

  • De.Cay

    Alex wins,
    A beautiful lady is always the best “accessory” a man can have.

  • Kiel


    What a couple!

  • Tjay

    Alex, lookin’ good and the dime girl on the side definitely helps but what’s up with the matching tie w/ pocket square? C’mon now.

  • http://marcelvos.tumblr.com Marcel

    Towny, Though: “Dan wears his granddads clothes, he looks incredible”

  • Joe

    Alex wins – for the babe.

  • Omar Shaikh عمر شيخ

    Dan killed it with an awesome color pallete.

  • Li

    Wes! Though the color on Dan’s pants is great.

  • John

    I was going to vote for Dan (awesome look by the way), but Alex really deserves this one (having a pretty girl by his side helps too)!

  • Benny

    Dan for that sport coat.

  • Sherlock

    Dan and Wes, where did you get those fly topcoats? Love!

  • http://WideEyesTightWallets.tumblr.com WideEyesTightWallets

    As usual, all these outfits rock, but this one goes to Dan for that awesome blazer. Also for the great job combining a pretty wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures. Looks great!

  • Luke

    My vote goes to Jess!

  • Anon

    Wes: Do you mind sharing where your coat is from? Thanks.