Grey skies....well no not really. Actually was a decently bright day but now as I sit here creating this post, I'm watching big flakes of snow fall outside my window and shaking my head in disgust. While we haven't necessarily had what one would call a comfortably warm day, we've had a few days where it was decent enough to do without a coat.
One of the first articles I read shortly after really getting into this thing was about the #menswear uniform, which essentially is a combination of navy and grey, whether jacket and trousers as seen here or vice versa. What I really dug was the smooth simplicity of it all. It's not something you needed to overthink. As long as you nailed the fit and kept your shirt and tie combo tasteful, anyone could pull it off. This is one of my takes on the uniform.
This particular day was a little bit cooler than what we've had recently, so I decided to add an extra layer to take that bite off. The issue I have always had with layering is that it tends to impact the fit of the top pieces, especially when buying things off the rack. When having things made, it's fairly easy to get a bit of a trimmer fit to compensate for that. With an example such as this sweater. I knew I wanted it to be trim enough to wear under a jacket and that would be the only way I planned to wear it. So when it got marked down enough, I pulled the trigger and bought a small instead of a medium. While its very snug through the body, the sleeves were long enough to serve my purpose.
Now I recognize that not everyone wants to buy clothes for this specific a reason, but sometimes it just makes sense if you know what aesthetic you're going for.
Double-Breasted Jacket x Suit Supply, Sweater x Gap, Light Grey Oxford Cloth Button Down x Stafford, Grey Tie x Izod, Wool Trousers x Gap, Brown Suede Oxfords x Unknown, Watch x Kenneth Cole, Pocket Square x Nordstrom, Glasses x Tom Ford.
"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