While I like luxury items as much as the next man and definitely incorporate what I like to call "investment" pieces into my wardrobe, I also think that a man can dress reasonably well without going into hock to do so.
Adding up the total cost of every piece of clothing here, I still ended up under $100. Including the shoes would tip the scale, but again with careful shopping either at brick and mortar stores or online, one can find some real gems.
Jacket, Shirt & Tie x Stafford, Flannel Pants x Gap, Shoes x Aldo, Lapel Flower x The Knottery, Pocket Square - Fabric store, Glasses x Warby Parker, Vintage Watch x Longines.
As my wardrobe has evolved, I have been very concious about injecting color into it where possible. Once upon a time, I stuck with only dark colors because....well they were safe, almost impossible to go wrong with. Now, I rarely wear black or dark charcoal. Even though I firmly believe in the charcoal suit as a wardrobe essential, I personally stick with the lighter end of the spectrum.
However, I did like this jacket quite a bit when I saw it and for the price, I paid, it was well worth it in my opinion. My intention here was for the jacket to be the focal point of this look, so I pretty much kept everything else solid. I felt like the color of the shirt and tie played well off the color of the jacket and almost wished it were a suit versus just a jacket, but then again, that may be too much.
"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