2. Hitting The Shows
The next day was all about bouncing from one fashion show to another, so we wanted to look sharp but be comfortable.
Formalwear is by far my favorite category of menswear. It’s beautiful, graceful and masculine all at the same time. Over the years I’ve amassed a small collection of tuxedos and dinner jackets that I’ve designed via my good friends at Michael Andrews Bespoke. The only problem is finding enough occasions to wear them…so I tend to get creative.
I love combining formal pieces with casual ones, like a dinner jacket and velvet slippers with a linen t-shirt and waxed jeans.
Again, fashion week is a time to take some risks and celebrate style in your favorite clothes.
I actually drew-up this dinner jacket during my time studying Menswear Design at the Fashion Institute of NYC. It’s defining features are subtle but striking: cream hopsack fabric, black grosgrain lapels, sharp-angled shawl, one toggle-button closure, square-finished front cutaway, self-covered buttons…
Why not tie-in the formal/casual theme with a shoe that could go both ways, like a black velvet slipper.
- Black/Grey shades by Matsuda Eyewear
- Off-white hopsack dinner jacket by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Black cotton/linen v-neck t-shirt by Kenneth Cole
- Necklaces from NYC Street Artist
- “Stella” Watch by Brera Orologi
- Brass railroad spike cuff bracelet by Giles & Brother
- Black waxed jeans by Nudie Jeans
- Black velvet tassel slippers by Stubbs & Wooton