From the moment I saw this jacket, I knew I had to have it. So much so that I actually went ahead and paid full price for it - something that anyone that knows me will tell you I greatly abhor. However, in thinking long term, I realized that as long as I maintain my weight (wishful thinking), it is one of those pieces that could be a wardrobe staple.
First time I wore it, I was still trying to figure what my style was and the result to say the least left much to be desired. I eventually realized that the question was a bit deeper than that. I came across some words the other day that really connected with where I was then and where I am now.
"Fashion is the least of it. Style is, for starters, one part identity: self-awareness and self-knowledge. You can't have style until you have articulated a self. And style requires security - feeling at home in one's body, physically and mentally. Of course, like all knowledge, self-knowledge must be updated as you grow and evolve; style takes ongoing self-assessment". - Unknown
Jacket x Stafford, Shirt x Eton, Trousers - MTM, Unmarked Grenadine Tie - Thrifted, Wool Pocket Square x Armstrong & Wilson, Suede Wingtips x Cheaney, Socks x Banana Republic, Glasses w/Clip-on Shades x Tom Ford, "S" Tie Pin and Tiger's Eye Ring - Thrifted.
"Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out" - James Bryant Conant. This blog is documentation of my journey, sticking my neck out to pursue my passion for men's style and tailoring. - Wale