Brady Pyfer, long time TSB reader and active commenter, is an elementary school teacher in Bloomington Indiana. Recently he cleared out his entire wardrobe and started from scratch by investing in affordable prep staples.
“I have always been into clothes, especially shoes, and from a young age I collected sneakers. But as I got older, my style needed to mature… I found TSB when searching for men’s wardrobe essentials and I came across their 25 essential items post. After looking through it I knew I hit the jackpot. I literally got rid of everything in my closet and started over again, taking TSB’s advice. That was probably the best idea I’ve ever had.
Here’ s three examples of Brady’s new “dressed-up casual” look.
1. Sporty Layering
“I am an elementary school teacher and work in a very casually dressed environment. I gravitate towards the prep style because of the dressed-with-purpose yet still laid-back vibe.”
“The TAG heritage collection was my first real time piece. It was a gift from my father and one day I hope to pass it down to my son. Dan is always saying invest in quality items that will last a lifetime…it’s nice being on the receiving end of that investment.”
“Desert boots are so versatile and I love how the waxed leather sort of evolves with you. I have always tried to keep my shoes pristine [a carry-over from my Jordan collecting days], so it was tough to see every mark standing out, but it adds a personal touch. Now they have years of wear and are one of a kind.”
- “Preston” frames by Warby Parker
- Navy blazer by Stafford (JCP)
- Striped rugby by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Grey oxford by Frank & Oak
- Knit tie by TheTieBar
- Watch by TAG Heuer
- Alpha Khakis by Dockers
- Beeswax desert boots by Clarks