Here at TSBmen, we like to connect people. I’m of the belief that if you put people on, you will be put on in return.
We first met DJ McDonald at one of our TSB parties in NYC a couple years ago (damn, I think we’re due for another party…). Since then we’ve featured him in a few editorial spreads (Sock it to ‘Em, Scarf Season, Like Feather, Like Son) and he’s become part of the extended TSB family. I always knew he had talent for tailoredwear styling (in fact, I consider this look to be one of our strongest of all time) so when he was looking to break into menswear, I put him in touch with our friend Nish at Suit Supply.
Today he’s working with Suit Supply doing sales and styling, while collecting a pretty mean wardrobe in the process. Lately he’s been on a flannel chalkstripe kick. Here are three of his favorites for the season.
Chalkstripe: the thicker, bolder, and fuzzier cousin to the pinstripe. Usually found on flannels and heavier worsted fabrics.
1. Gentlemanin’ Ain’t Easy
“What can I say about this look… It’s badass!
The only thing I’m missing is an entourage, and a tommy gun, and a case of whiskey, and a beautiful lady… It all starts with the suit though, trust me.”
There’s something about a dusty stripe woven into a flannel fabric that is so full of charm, romance, and power.
A stripe this strong can sometimes look overwhelming, especially in a DB. That’s why you have to keep it trim and fitted like DJ here with a nipped waist, slim sleeves and high armholes.
He also nails the details like the tie dimple, the collar curl, the soft shoulders, the pattern play, the minimal accessories…
I would probably never wear a pair of saddle shoes with a chalkstripe power suit, but somehow DJ always pulls this off.
He’s also always been a believer of in-your-face socks.
- Burgundy Fedora by SuitSupply
- Cream Overcoat by SuitSupply
- Grey Chlakstripe Suit by SuitSupply
- White Pinstripe Shirt by SuitSupply SuitUp
- Burgundy Tie by SuitSupply
- Grey and Red Polka Dot Pocket Square by Suit Supply
- Red socks by Ralph Lauren
- Navy and Bone Saddle Shoes by Duckie Brown
- Brass Hummingbird Lapel Pin by SuitSupply