While it's been quite some time since I set foot in a J.C Penny store, every so often I still find myself dressed head to toe in pieces I picked up there during the all too brief Wooster era. On those days, I also realize that my closet seems to be coming to a natural state of balance as I'm truly starting to practice the principle of "buy less, buy better" and falling in love with Italian tailoring even more. My recent acquisitions have been more Borelli and Berg & Berg and less Stafford and H&M but I would attribute that more to the noticeable decline in quality at those places than a desire to buy more expensive clothing even though its sort of comparing apples to oranges. All that being said, I think it's cool to be able to look at my closet and see the gradual evolution happening.
Now that Spring has finally settled into its stride, I'm getting to pull out brighter colors and integrate them with the staples such as this navy hopsack blazer and lighter gray wool pants. Of the few bowties I own, this is hands down my favorite one and the sweater allows me to dress it up or down without too much fuss.
Navy Hopsack Jacket, White Oxford Cloth Button Down Shirt, Blue & Coral Floral Bowtie x Stafford, Blue & Coral Stripe Crew Neck Sweater x Brooks Brothers, Grey Wool Trousers x Claiborne, Brown Double Monk Strap Shoes x Mercanti Fiorentini, Silk Pocket Square x Anon, Reverso Classique Watch x Jaeger LeCoultre, White Paper Lapel Flower x Kent Wang.
"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.