Again, menswear is all about simplicity and investing in smart, long-lasting pieces.
But that doesn’t mean it can’t be creative.
Here’s Part II.
(See Part I).
1. Denim Insulation
A denim jacket should fit like a cardigan; close to the body, snug but not tight, with just enough room to button comfortably.
If it fits properly, it should slide easily under a trench or topcoat – providing insulation, contrast, and the option to go casual once you leave the office.
My most recent trousers are pleated (one subtle, shallow pleat), slightly higher waisted, wider through the leg, and hemed with a slight break (the braces are hiking them a little here).
The adjustments I made to my trouser pattern were very minor (fractions of inches spread across multiple seams) but the difference in silhouette, and comfort, is easily noticeable.
A pale pink shirt in the middle of winter? Why not, it looks awesome with forest green.
- Grey cashmere beanie by JCrew
- Navy cotton mac raincoat by APC
- Denim jacket by Levis Vintage
- Pink micro-check shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Wool glenplaid tie by Marshall Anthony
- Striped nylon and leather braces by Trafalgar
- Pleated forest green donegal tweed suit trousers by Michel Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston A 579/27)
- Burgundy tassel loafers by Johnston & Murphy