What I Wore Today: Up & Down Tailoring

June 16th, 2015

Rule #1 of Articles of Style: bring your โ€œA Gameโ€ every day!

“Up & Down Tailoring”

Use the comments section below to tell us whoโ€™s style youโ€™re appreciating today.

Alejandro Rodriguez – LA


Alejandro Rodriguez, as featured here, is one of my favorite menswear designers. Hisย line,ย Beautiful Ful, is a West Coast take on vintage xย streetwear xย “classics with a twist”. He has a knack for taking old-school menswear that has some seriousย history behind it (like this military inspired trench) and infusing it with a little urban swag – for lack of a better word.

  • Shades Vintage ยท
  • Officer’s Trench by Beautiful Ful ยท
  • Army Tee Vintage ยท
  • Long layering tank by Beautiful Ful ยท
  • Distressed jeans by Beautiful Ful ยท
  • Boots Vintage

Ernie Ulysse – Midtown

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Remember Mr. Funky Fresh Flannels, bespoke clothier Alex Sumner? Well Ernie here is his right hand man, and, frankly, just a really good dude who’s always lightening up the room with some silly jokes about how he can beat me in basketball. We’ll see about that at this year’s Menswear Basketball Gameย on July 17th… More on that later.

Anyway, here Ernie is giving us a unique take on the vest & trouser combo, or as I like to call it, the “Sleeveless Summer Suit“.

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Dan – Boston


If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’m cheating a little here – this wasn’t today. What can I say, things have been extraordinarily busy getting everything right with our online bespoke program. Either way, there’sย some interesting facts about this outfit:

1) The jacket is a sample we’ve been using to test the base patterns for our onlineย fittings. We’re working with one of the firstย American tailoring manufacturers to deliver versatile, unstructured bespoke that is meant to be the foundation of a man’s life-longย wardrobe.

2) Speaking of custom products that are manufactured right here in America, these New Balance 998 sneakers were my design for their recent customย campaign. Check it out and you can design your own pair.

3) I’ve had these khakis since my recruiting visit to Columbia University inย 2004. It was my first time in NYC and I remember being blown-away by how many people were at Macy’s in Herald Square. I had to buy something, so I chose these classic khaki chinos from the Ralph Lauren clearance section. It turned out to be a good decision, as I’ve worn these hundreds and hundreds of times over the past ten years. That’s the kind of menswear that gets me excited – the kind you can build a long-term relationship with.


Remember, when in doubt, “Stay Tailored”:

  • Shades by Steven Alan ยท
  • Brown suede Ring belt by Brooks Brothers ยท
  • Khakis by Polo Ralph Lauren ยท
  • Sneakers by New Balance 998 NB1
  • ยท Jacket Manufacturer Sample

Raspberry Hopsack Windowpane Jacket

DJ McDonald – Soho


DJ McDonald knows a thing or two about casual tailoring, too. How about a washed cotton DB blazer in the perfect shade of burnt orange,ย some perfectly broken-in denim, and a neutral linen canvas slipper to finish it all off.

This is NYC Spring/Summer casual at its finest.

Well played, player.


Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

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