Monthly Archives: September 2019
Shades of Grey (and Pink)
Rainy autumn day. Great for tweed. Jacket from Freemans Sporting Club, Viola Milano shirt, tie from Cifonelli, Poszetka ps, pants from Brioni, Morjas shoes and a cap from CTH Ericson. Scent: Heeley Esprit du Tigre. Click on the headline for more pics.
Diplomatic Ties 466: Shibumi
Suit from Bladen, Eton DNA shirt, tie from Shibumi, Cucinelli ps, shoes from Morjas and Moscot shades. Scent: Le Labo The Noir 29. Click on the headline for more pics.
Suit from Borrelli, bespoke shirt, tie from Vanda, Christian Kimber ps and shoes from John Lobb. Scent: Bogue Mem. Click on the headline for more pics.
Today it’s the new normal to wear sneakers with a blazer, even with a more formal fit with wool pants and a tie. But it’s much more difficult to pull off wearing sneakers with a suit. If you dress down the suit it can be easier, for example by avoiding shirt and tie and go for a turtleneck instead. But to combine the classical menswear uniform suit-shirt-tie with sneakers rarely works. Generally it looks contrived, sloppy or just plain ridiculous. Question is: can it be done? Here’s one attempt, with a pic with more formal shoes as well as comparison.
Suddenly cooler air, my favourite season is incoming. Suit from Camoshita, Hilditch & Key shirt, tie from House of Kydos, Vanda ps and John Lobb shoes. Scent: Frédéric Malle The Night. Click on the headline for more pics.