What I Wore Today: NYFW PT II

February 20th, 2014

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TSBmen rule #1: Always bring your ‘A’ game.

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1. Dan

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We were in snowy NYC for a long and hard 10-day Fashion Week, but you know I like to pack as light as possible.

A seasonal suit is perfect for traveling because it can be worn several several times throughout your trip, whether you’re getting all dressed-up for Fashion Week, or just spending an afternoon window shopping in Soho.

These pleated tweed trousers have become one of my go-to pairs of winter pants. So much so that I’m afraid they might wear out before the jacket (and there’s no way I’ll be able to find more of this limited edition Ariston fabric, especially after this).

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This chunky hand-knit turtleneck is a beast. It’s a very luxe Cashmere/Angora (rabbit hair) blend. It’s possibly the softest sweater I own (and I’m quite proud of my knitwear collection).

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My trusty pair of boots for the week. They held up nicely, given the conditions.

Rubber soles definitely help with walking long distances, and even more so with gripping icy sidewalks.

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  • Brown felt hat by Borsalino
  • Camel topcoat by Ralph Lauren Polo
  • Cashmere/Angora turtleneck sweater by Hugo Boss
  • Brown woven leather gloves by Hilts and Willard
  • Pleated forest green donegal tweed suit trousers by Michel Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston A 579/27)
  • Oxblood captoe dress boots by Scarpe di Bianco
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  • Q Pete

    Is it just me or is anyone else getting a serious Dr. Who vibe off Alex? (never a bad thing!)

    • Adam

      I thought the same thing.. Not that there is anything wrong with that…

  • Steve

    Didn’t Wes go to work today?

  • TimL

    Alex reminds me of Larry Fine.

  • http://unseenflirtspoetry.wordpress.com Unseen Flirtations

    For the sheer complexity of elements made to look breezily easy (though a sidestep from queasy)…

    Dan.

  • ???

    where is wes

  • JoeFromTexas

    All three great looks. But I gave it to Alex. It came down to the hats, and hobo hat beat out floppy hat and baseball cap. Also LOL that the hobo guy was wearing a $200 hat from Nordstrom (I get that you’re making suggestions based on comparable items and it probably wasn’t intentional, but I still laughed)

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      Alex’s hobo hat is surprisingly high quality. Donated items aren’t always cheap items… That’s why you never know what you’ll find when you’re Goodwill Hunting:

      http://tsbmen.com/34385/goodwill-hunting-feat-jireh-louie/

      • JoeFromTexas

        Good point, It didn’t occur to me that the hat probably changed a few hands prior. I had in mind something like my own hat, which I got from the street vendors on Broadway and 4th, which I still like. I like the hobo hat too.

  • AFH

    Whilst wearing suit trousers as a separate whilst travelling is borderline acceptable (though one suspects some of DT’s wardrobe is still in NYC), this is a good example of what some of us have been saying for a while – you can generally wear the jacket without the trousers but you probably shouldn’t wear suit trousers without the jacket. Trousers can be made bespoke much cheaper than a suit jacket, if you even really need that; sales frequently offer good deals on orphaned suit trousers.

  • RO

    Dan is the man!

  • Juan

    Glad to see my man Towni is back, missed his classic looks! On another note, Alex’s aesthetic is getting better by the hour! He went from wearing low top sneakers and flannels, to these incredible outfits he’s been pulling off recently, I am very pleasantly impressed!

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      #theTSBeffect

  • Misha

    ALEX ALEX ALEX ALEX ALEXALEXALEX!!!!

  • http://whentowear.tumblr.com/ WhenToWear

    Towni because haven’t seen him in a while, even with his ball cap. Alex had good looks through the summer and early fall, but lately he is dressed head to toe in 2012-2013 #menswear trends.

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      Such as?

      • http://whentowear.tumblr.com/ WhenToWear

        The ethnic jewelry, the frayed hems, the hats, the glasses. Though in hindsight he is a Texan, I do see these things a lot here, so maybe making the move out to Cali, which has a similar climate, demographic and psychographic as Texas brought out what is his true style.

  • http://whentowear.tumblr.com/ WhenToWear

    You do realize this was more of an isolated incident, where fast fashion retailers sourced the fur from. Higher end companies usually outright own an angora farm and collect the “wool” either when the animal drops it naturally or through it’s constant grooming.

    • AFH

      I’d be really surprised if higher-end companies ran their own Angora farms – I’d like some examples of that, because it’s just plain rare to see that kind of vertical integration thesedays.There’s ethical angora out there, but I’d happily offer a gentleman’s wager that Dan’s sweater is not an example of this (for the record, I have two pieces with some Angora content, but would avoid buying more).

      • http://whentowear.tumblr.com/ WhenToWear

        Why wouldn’t his sweater be? With as much hand work as it has I doubt it came from the farm where Zara got its angora.

        • AFH

          Non-sequiturs are flying. Because there’s no money in it unless you are marketing the sweater as ‘ethical’. Just because something has ‘hand work’ doesn’t mean the source material isn’t necessarily from the same place.
          An example is digestive biscuits. A posh brand and a cheap brand are often made by the same factory. Infact, they’re the same batch. The ones in the middle of the tray go in the posh packets, the ones on the edges go in the cheap packets. True story.
          Do Burberry use ethical mink? Do they bollocks. There’s no reason to think they’d use ethical angora either. You talked about vertical integration – do you have any evidence?

          • http://whentowear.tumblr.com/ WhenToWear

            Armani used to own a farm in Spain, but I don’t think they do anymore. Burberry doesn’t own it, but their source only supplies to them. I’m also going off the notes I have for class. This was a big discussion in one of my classes, that and the whole uggs issue.

            • AFH

              Sources?

              • http://whentowear.tumblr.com/ WhenToWear

                I told you class notes/lecture ; from a textiles professor in the apparel merchandising department at my university.

                • AFH

                  So no then.

                  • http://whentowear.tumblr.com/ WhenToWear

                    Obviously the farming of angora wool bothers you more than it does me. You won’t buy it because of ethical reasons, I won’t buy it because it felts and pills easily. I’m confident you can find your own sources to verify what I wrote. I wish you the best of luck in your ethical, and pedantic crusade.

                    • AFH

                      Pedantry pays my bills my man, infact it’s putting me up in a hotel in Aarhus, Denmark for a month to boot (lots of women in fur, no man furs though ;-D). Obviously being asked to back up your word bothers you more than it does me.
                      I tried to find sources. Burberry is part of some initiatives, but they’re pretty woolly. As are the statements of Hugo Boss. There’s no evidence to back up your statement that “Higher end companies usually outright own an angora farm and collect the “wool” a few times a year by shearing the rabbits like you would sheep or goats. “

  • http://www.anorexicescapades.com/ BougieHippie

    Everything about Towni’s looks work! From the facial hair to the Baseball cap and crisp suit.

    http://www.anorexicescapades.com

  • Koska23

    Voted for Dan. Very nice combo.
    I agree with the baseball cap comments. Totally out of place with that outfit. Also, those J&M loafers were probably very nice a long time ago, but they are way past the “character” phase, in my opinion. Either get them professionally restored if possible, or say your goodbyes. Again, just my opinion.

  • Miguel

    I got to go with Alex on this one, well put together, everyone looks good but Alex I think Alex was better today.

  • Nick M.

    Alex because I have the exact same scarf and its awesome.

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      You got the YOKOO??

      • Nick M.

        Indeed, I couldn’t resist after seeing it in a post of yours a while back.

  • Owen

    Alex for sure. It would have been Towni but for the cap. Baseball cap’s on a men’s style blog should be banned.

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      Not a fan of the baseball cap either… but that’s Towni’s thing

      • Jaws

        Agreed, the MLB should sanction optional italia floppy brims for upcoming season

    • JoeFromTexas

      Not a fan either, but I’m against banning things also.

  • Geezer

    Towni is back!

  • Lothar

    Alex’s Look 2 makes me think of Little Bo Peep.

  • John B

    I’m voting for Alex, since it’s one his best looks. It was almost a tie for me though. Good to see Towni back!

  • Bob

    Glad to see Towni’s back in…umm, town.

  • Jeanscuffed

    This is really hard. Towni’s made a huge comeback with his entry, and now I don’t know which one to pick, almost like your ex has shown back up while your already with someone and the ex makes you reconsider your decision. I’m not going to announce my vote here in the comments, but instead I’m going to make it a mystery vote since Dan decided on the last page to have Towni pop up by surprise -__-

    • Lame

      OMG Inquirying minds NEED to know who YOU picked….SMDH

      • Jeanscuffed

        I’m glad you found interest young sir

  • WideEyesTWBlog

    Good to see Towni back in the mix! Is he no longer part of the regular staff? Just wondering…

    Voting for Alex today though…Towni might have taken it without the baseball hat, but I think it throws the look off a bit. Alex, on the other hand, nailed everything. Crazy how far he’s come in the past year or so.

    • Jack

      was wondering the same thing.

  • Daniel

    Alex all day! The color scheme is great, and he owns the Western-inspired and hat-wearing trends. Dan, you definitely called it. I’d add that longer coats are in style again.

    Maybe I’m a stickler, but penny loafers – even ones as nice as Towni’s – and baseball caps never look quite right with a suit.

  • Omar Shaikh

    I would have to go with Dan for that awesome knit!
    Quick question,
    I know you usually wear Di Bianco shoes, which I hear are of amazing quality, but have you ever tried bespoke shoes? Some like Gaziano and Girling or George Cleverly