2. East Village Dive Bar
For a casual night at the bar, break-up the suit subtly by pairing the jacket with black jeans. It’s a nice way to keep the chicness of a matching top and bottom, but add the laiback comfort of jeans. With a basic henley and classic sneakers, it’s sharp, but not too sharp for playing pool with your boys.
The jeans should be as slim as the suit’s trousers – keeping consistent with the shape and silhouette of the jacket. I find it works better if they are similar in weight as well. For example, this is a lightweight wool/mohair jacket and a pair of lightweight chino cotton jeans.
Accessories are crucial for finishing a simple casual look. Lately I’ve been keeping my jewelry pieces slim and subtle – like this narrow vintage belt, thin silver cuff bracelet, leather and silver string necklaces, etc. Nothing big and bold, just a few small, simple pieces that work well together.
These all-leather Chuck Taylors are a subtle upgrade from the canvas classics. They’re a little sleeker and much easier to clean.
- Black wool/mohair suit jacket by Michael Andrews Bespoke (cloth by Ariston)
- Black linen pocket square by Armstrong & Wilson
- Grey henley by Rag&Bone
- Necklaces from NYC Street Artist
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Black hook with leather lashing bracelet by Giles and Brother
- Silver rings from NYC Street Artist
- Black slim braided leather belt Vintage
- Black denim jeans by Rag&Bone
- White all-leather sneakers by Converse