It’s been a very mild winter here in NYC.
For the most part, my overcoats have remained closeted in exchange for heavier suiting fabrics – and nothing goes better with a heavyweight suit that a sharp pair of boots.
For the past few seasons I have been using Ariston Cloth exclusively for my bespoke suits. The third generation Neapolitan mill makes some of the most unique, tasteful and luxurious fabrics available – I highly recommend them.
Here are three of my favorites this winter.
1. A Little Punk on Park Ave
This is one of those suits that you wear more often as separates. It’s an awesome blazer with dark jeans and an even better pair of trousers with a black leather jacket.
Every once in a while, though, you want to make a statement. And the full glenplaid suit certainly accomplishes that.
Keep in mind, depending on your line of work and your office culture, a plaid this bold may not be appropriate. In a conservative corporate setting, for example, this is typically too strong for an up-and-coming analyst.
That said, the jacket can be styled more conservatively. For example, with solid light grey trousers and a simple shirt/tie combo, it could be perfect for “casual Friday”.
Just have to know your office, and your role.
These pants are much more versatile than I anticipated.
Styled properly, they work just as well for an early morning on Park Ave as they do for a late night in Bushwick.
- Grey tortoise shades by Matsuda
- Plaid flannel suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston)
- Grey stripe contrast collar shirt by Ralph Lauren Black Label
- Burgundy Pindot Tie by Polo Ralph Lauren
- White cotton pocket square
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- “Brooklyn” slim briefcase by RO Bags
- Black leather wingtip boots by Paul Smith