Weekend Layers Feat. Grayson Knight

January 18th, 2013

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The problem with a heavy winter coat is that it consumes 3/4 of the body. So rather than presenting a thoughtfully put-together, visually interesting outfit, you’re showing the world one giant (usually ugly and boring) parka.

Forget that same big-ass North Face every day and get creative with layering pieces that represent your point-of-view on style. The added bonus is, with temperatures changing so quickly throughout the day, you can add or remove items as need be.

Here, after killing it with his tailored post Tattooed & Timeless, Grayson Knight shows us how he layers up some gorgeous duds on the weekend.


1. Properly Invested

Black calfskin vest with off-white shearling collar?! That’s some real sh-t.

“The khaki cotton jacket is a great layering piece too – it’s sort of the upper body equivalent of everyman’s go-to chinos.”

“Here I have a wool shirt/jacket layered over an indigo workshirt… and a multicolored loop scarf by Billy Reid.”

“The shoes and the bag are tobacco colored pigskin – an intense pop of color that is all natural and breaks in beautifully.”

  • Tortoiseshell sunglasses by Ray Ban
  • Black calfskin leather vest by Billy Reid
  • Tan jacket by Billy Reid
  • Wool herringbone shacket by Bill Reid
  • Indigo cotton work shirt by Billy Reid
  • Multicolored loop scarf by Billy Reid
  • 100% american selvage jeans by Billy Reid
  • Brown leather boots by Billy Reid
  • Tobacco leather briefcase by Billy Reid
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  • EasyE

    I love it. thoughtfully layered up & effortless looking at the same time

  • Mat

    “This article, brought to you b Billy Reid”

    Nice layering jobs in most of these.

    • http://tsbmen.com Alex Crawford

      The guy does work at Billy Reid. I mean, if I could afford it I’d only wear BR too.

      • Alan

        Staff discount never hurts though – he’ll be getting 40-50% off everything.

  • Matt Springer

    Your ‘bootcut’ paranoia is funny. I’m pretty sure no one will toss you into #menswearjail for this post. Grayson isn’t afraid and neither should you.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      It has nothing to do with paranoia or being afraid, it’s more about advising men on a mass scale and positioning our verbiage in a manner that is not misleading.

      Anyway, thanks for reading.

    • LouCaves

      Just an observation on pants made for boot wearers: in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Clint’s pants are NOT boot cut.

  • Khalid

    Different and interesting! A lot of rich texture here. One question: Does Grayson size up on some of the outer layers? Some of the inner layers look quite thick and it seems that the outer layers would be very loose without something substantial underneath. Thanks!

  • Tjay

    Ha, this guy would be like a miracle to Tommy Ton if he ever saw him walking in New York wearing layers like this. This Grayson dude is definitely an inspiration style-wise. No scratch that, this whole website is an inspiration for a 17-year old like me. Respect given Trepanier.

  • M-O Amyot

    That coat in the third pic… I need in my life.

  • Gazman

    OK looks but for me far too many collars fighting for prominence up top. I’d prefer a layering approach comprising jacket/jumper or waistcoat/shirt/tee. BTW, what’s the collective noun for collars, I wonder…

  • Kris

    That leather vest made me speechless. Want.

  • Joe

    Killer boots (look 1), very impressed they’re from Billy Reid.

    -Cowboy Boot Fan

    • Joe

      I wrote look 1, but they’re all killer.


  • Brian

    Awesome and inspiring. Huge props to Grayson and the TSB team.

  • k

    Are those the rayban wayfarer?

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure those are the Ray Ban folding wayfarers, polarized bronze lens. The folding ones have a very distinct curve that the new wayfarers do not have, fold (obviously), and have slightly larger lens size.

    • Keaton

      I’m pretty sure they are the Ray Ban folding wayfarer with brown frame and bronze polarized lenses. The folding wayfarers have a very distinct curve behind the ear, fold (obviously), and have a slightly larger lens size.

  • TimL

    Wow… great piece.

    Love all the looks but # 3 jumped out at me right away. Very casually dressy and a great looks. Love the jacket.
    Grayson looks alot like me so I really like those clothes. Same features and hairstyle and build….lol. just sayin.
    The only thing I’m not crazy about is alot of layering. I like a nice seater or shirt and a warm coat I can take off. I don’t want to carry any extra clothing with me to be comfortable.

  • Marcus Forlan

    Man – you guys are absolutely killing it! Just a matter of time before the big guys come knocking on your doors to buy you out – if they haven’t already :-).

    Keep it up guys.

  • BG

    TSB: you guys are changing the game. There is NOBODY doing it at this level. Not even close.

    • http://thestyleblogger.com Westley Dimagiba

      we appreciate the recognition man, thanks for your support!

  • cam

    the mix of the black and tobacco color in look 1 is just too good.

  • Brady

    Grayson has such an ability to make stand out pieces look like part of a whole. His entire outfit comes together without any one thing really standing out. And the fact that all of his pieces are of such high quality, that’s really saying something. The guy defines effortless cool.
    Great post gentlemen