Dressed-Up Workwear feat. Alex Crawford

November 26th, 2012

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3. Storage Units

As an on-the-go photographer, it’s important to be protected from the elements and have plenty of storage space.

Sometimes I’ll throw a tough waterproof jacket, like this Barbour, over a lighter fatigue to take advantage of it’s multitude of pockets. The beauty of workwear pieces is the practicality of their design, helping the wearer keep secure and organized while working.

The wide brimmed hat is one of the oldest “workwear” pieces. It protects from heat, rain, snow, and keeps the sun out of your eyes. Crushable felt hats like this have been a staple for outdoorsmen for centuries.

I’ve been wearing these jeans for so long that my Iphone left it’s mark. This is one of the reasons we often suggest storing your cellphone in your jacket pocket, but I kind of like it!

With these boots I get all the function of a tried and true desert boot, but with the single monk strap, add a touch of formality.

  • Brown Felt Packable Hat by Orvis
  • Green Waxed Cotton Barbour Beaufort Jacket
  • Khaki Cotton Safari Jacket by J. Crew
  • Navy Windowpane Shirt by Gap
  • Grey wool donegal tie by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Brown leather vintage belt
  • Blue jeans by JCrew
  • Olive Green Single Monk Boots by CAT Workwear

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,



Photography by Alex Crawford

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  • fergal

    hi there,

    in Look 2 he is wearing a vintage plaid jacket. I have always assumed these originate in the 1950′s?

    or am i wrong?

  • Kien

    Awesome post guys. Been incorporating workwear into my wardrobe for years. Got some Carhartt chore coats and a few Barbour coats. What I like is the beat up and worn they become, the better they look…they really develop individual character.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Exactly. Thanks Kien!

  • Manifold

    I like this site, but these are all looks that would never be worn doing any real work with your hands. Trying a little too hard IMO.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Of course not. That is not at all what we meant by this.

  • Mrjbeee

    Nice post! Definitely digging the first 2 looks. That club collar is so fresh. I like the old school look to the second outfit. Keep it up!

  • @Vidal_nTheVille

    Love, love, love the first look! My pops had a jacket very similar to the blue one shown there in an olive green that I used to borrow often when I lived at home. It was very versatile, warm and comfy! I meant to pilfer it when I moved out. I really should pay my folks a visit soon…

    Peace & blessings,

  • TimL

    Ha,ha… I bet you get alot of ” dude is that a cell phone in your pocket are you just glad to see me?” in look 3.

    • http://tsbmen.com Alex Crawford

      Haha, you have no idea.

  • TimL

    Great look… I bought the same Stafford boots in look 1 last month. I also bought 4 other dress shoes by the same Stafford. Very comfortable and stylish.

  • Jess

    What a stud.

  • Josef

    I had no idea CAT made such killer boots. Very nice!

  • Don Pierre

    The last look is brilliant, functional yet classy. The brown felt hat is very sharp.