What’s the best way to throw something on that looks put together but doesn’t go overboard? One of the simplest solutions is to combine casual and tailored elements. I like to call it sharp casual, but you might also consider it being “casually tailored.” Here’s one way to do it that will work any day of the week.
| WEARING | J.Crew blazer, Michael Andrews Bespoke waistcoat, Brooks Brothers Black Fleece shirt, Jeans c/o Armani Exchange, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Drakes pocket square, Timex watch, To Boot New York suede boots | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo
A waistcoat instantly dresses up a pair of slim denim and adds depth to a look, not to mention an extra layer of insulation, which is important during the winter/spring transition. Get the most out of a winter-weight fabric like tweed by finding ways to appropriate separates seasonally.
The formality (or lack thereof) of any outfit is defined in large part by the type of collar on your shirt. Banded collar notwithstanding, a button-down collar is the most casual option and a great choice when wearing tailored elements without a tie.
Suede is often seen as a fall fabric, but as I talked about in one of our very first style posts, don’t discount it as an option for spring. A nice pair of suede boots should be in every well-dressed man’s shoe repertoire.
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