Spring is in the Air: Wes

April 5th, 2013

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We love having style challenges in the TSB office. A little competition is healthy and keeps us bringing our “A” game.

We teamed up with the good people at Johnston & Murphy to bring you a series called “Spring is in the Air”, where each of our team members chooses their favorite pair from the J&M collection and styles them in an outfit that represents the best of their Spring Style.


For his feature, Wes broke out a classic Spring go-to: the khaki cotton suit.

He brings some life to the look with a pink oxford, madras tie, and burnt yellow pocket square.


For the footwear, Wes went with the very serious “Cates” captoe brogues, handcrafted in Italy from mahogany calfskin.


Other posts in this series coming soon…

Yours in style,


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  • Tjay

    Didn’t know a pink oxford could bring so much life to a khaki suit. Nicely played, Wes. Nicely played…

  • http://undefined TimL

    Wes…. didn’t recognize you at first with the new doo and shades.
    Very Euro looking.


  • http://undefined Jack

    Wes – You usually kill it on here, but pairing a suit with an unbuttoned button-down shirt is a major faux pas. It looks like you couldn’t find a pink spread-collar shirt and had to improvise at the last minute (unsuccessfully). Sorry, just being honest.

    • http://www.tsbmen.com Westley Dimagiba

      It isn’t much of a faux pas to me, but I understand what you mean.

      Thanks for reading!

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      I disagree. If it were a spread collar dress shirt, it would be a much different look and the rustic accessories wouldn’t integrate so well. My two cents.

      • MB

        I dig the look. I wouldn’t naturally think of it (not buttoning the tails), but that’s what actually makes it cool. Spread collar is your typical go-to-office style for me so this look is a bit more “experimental/different” which I gather is the point…

        • Professor Black

          I have to agree about the buttons being undone. While this may have been a style choice, many sartorial philistines choose to leave those unbuttoned and it does bring the look down by association. Not buttoning an oxford shirt is on par with buying a 40r suit coat when you are a 38s.

          • http://www.tsbmen.com Westley Dimagiba

            again, style is subjective… with this particular look I felt comfortable leaving those buttons undone. Thanks for your opinion.

            • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

              I agree with Wes. I think it’s a better look with the buttons undone.

              • http://undefined Jack

                I’m on board with pretty much everything Wes does, but I can’t endorse wearing a button-down like that (not that you care). If you like the shape the collar takes on when unbuttoned, why not opt for a spread-collar shirt? The exposed openings in the collar detract from an otherwise clean, streamlined look.

                That’s my last comment on this post.

  • Christian

    Spring indeed, wow! Love those shoes

  • Miguel

    That look it’s just on point, Khaki Suit, Pink shirt, fine shoes and great accessories, I think I just saw my next outfit.

  • Brady P

    That tie is awesome! Well done Wes

  • TO

    Wes… great look man. Represents spring very well.

    The real standouts to me in this look are the pocket square and subtly-awesome socks(!), and of course the shoes (->incendiary). What is the pocket square, an actual one or something else?

    • http://www.tsbmen.com Westley Dimagiba

      thanks Tim! It’s actually a handkerchief hah

  • DJ

    you killed it, man. one of the best looks i’ve ever seen on this site.

  • Hal

    That is a great look, Wes! You’re killing it. I’m inspired. And the Johnston & Murphy shoes are great. I have their double monks with what looks like the same captoe and same leather. Love ‘em! I think the other dudes are gonna have a rough time besting this look.

  • Changingman

    I tried those style shoes from both J&M and Cole Haan. if i get my size , the length is good but too narrow by the toes. If i get a half size up, they are too long. I dont normally wear wide size or anything either, i think I have pretty narrow, average wdth feet.
    I think I have to stick with round toe shoes.

  • Michael

    I love Your outfit in my opinion tie, shirt and shoes are awesome!!! I hope in my country (Poland) spring will also come soon :D

  • AJ


    Any chance that is the jcrew 2013 Thompson? I just picked one up in size 38 (I’m 6’0″ 177) because the OTR contour was good and the sleeve length was perfect. I’m still debating whether or not to exchange for a 40 and have the sides tapered and sleeves shortened as the jacket is a smidge tight in the chest.

    • AJ

      If anyone has advice for me on this situation I’d appreciate it. I typically wear a 40 and own the wool Thompson in a 40 but the khaki cotton 38 seemed to fit better in store.

    • http://www.tsbmen.com Westley Dimagiba

      this suit is the Ludlow cut from J. Crew, but not from this year. It was originally a 40, but got it taken in in the arms and torso. I’m of similar build as well (6’0 175lbs) so I hope this helps

  • Ian K

    Love the shoes Wes. Are they Loakes?

    • Ian K

      Or are the Johnston Murphy also? Not a brand we have this side of the water!

      • http://www.tsbmen.com Westley Dimagiba

        yeap, they’re J&M Ian

        • Ian K

          Thanks Wes. Mite look em up and see if the ship internationally. Thanks again for another great post!

  • Marshall Mulherin

    Lil B references aside, this man is killin it

    • Manny

      I chuckled

  • Bob P

    That is a badass tie

    • Bob P

      Wes, question about the collar. I’ve seen a few other people unbutton their button-down collars. Is that just your general preference on these collars, or does it relate to the outfit somehow?

      • http://www.tsbmen.com Westley Dimagiba

        hey Bob, it’s just a general preference of mine… depends on how I feel it looks with the outfit