Here at HSS, we’re big on versatility and always try to get the most out of every piece of clothing, especially suits. However, you can’t wear every suit jacket as a separate with jeans. Some fabrics simply won’t work. If it has a sheen, for example, it will just look wrong.
This pinstripe jacket from my new Knot Standard suit – full review coming on Monday – works because the four season wool fabric is earthy enough to pair with even a fairly distressed pair of jeans. Combining tailored elements with casual items is one of my favorite ways to style my clothing. It’s like a sartorial mullet. The pinstripes kick it up a notch.
A shirt’s collar plays a big role in any outfit. A button down collar strikes the perfect balance for any “sharp casual” look.
I’m excited to finally be getting home after a little over three weeks on the road. I’ll be heading up to NYC immediately, however, for the first menswear edition of New York Fashion Week. If you happen to be around, give me a holler. I always love meeting my readers.