2. Continental Prep
“A Ralph Lauren inspired outfit that toes the line between dressy and casual.
The palette of earthy tones (brown flannel trousers, olive cashmere sweater, rich navy blazer) have a sophistication that suggests a more refined look, but a closer examination of the fabrics and details (brushed cotton blazer with patch pockets, oxford sport shirt, scuffed vintage oxfords) suggest this outfit is intended for a more relaxed setting.”
“A subtle pink shirt adds life to most outfits.When layered appropriately it looks confident instead of feminine (pink was actually associated with boys up until the early 20th century).
The pocket square is actually an old bandanna with colorful fly-fishing hooks printed on it.”
“The shoes are a classic model made in America by Allen Edmonds.
New, they would be a huge chunk of a student’s budget. But during a trip to the local thrift shop I found these for $3!
Sure, they’re a bit scuffed, but in most cases it adds a nonchalant charm to the outfit. I’ve been wearing them with everything: dark jeans, chinos, dress pants…”
In full disclosure, it was the scuffed shoes that caught our attention and made this outfit worthy of our January Top 10. A thoughtful touch of imperfection in an otherwise very regal and elegant look.
- Brushed cotton blazer by Club Monaco
- Cashmere Cable-knit Sweater by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Pinpoint oxford by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Tie by The Tie Bar
- Bandanna by The Printed Image
- Watch by Skagen
- Belt by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Brown Flannel Trousers by Club Monaco
- Shoes by Allen Edmonds (Vintage)