What I Wore Today: We Stay Tailored

May 6th, 2014

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

Use the comments to vote for your favorite outfit, and tell us why!

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1. Alex

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Every once in a while Alex breaks out some straight Reservoir Dogs sh-t, and really nails it. I’m loving the slick back hair (finally long enough to sustain) with the sharp black suit + black shades + black boots.

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The textured/patterned tie, mini tie clip, and club collar give his look a slightly more preppy daytime look, rather than going full-on formalwear.

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  • Jaek

    I have a question for Alex, I have hair just like yours, but when i put gel in, it dries frizzy and crunchy and when i put wax in, the same thing- how did you get your hair to look like that?

  • Jeanscuffed

    I’m going to have to give my vote to Towni. Florals will never die in my eyes and of course with Spring its definitely appropriate. He pulls it off effortlessly. Dan you were really close.

  • JoeTav

    i like Town’s look, I really like the material of his trousers, I like the way it falls and the richness of the fabric makes the whole look.

  • http://community.mis.temple.edu/dannnnyboyyy/ Daniel C.

    Dan wins. Extra points for short sleeves!

  • Michael Gray

    Voting for Dan. His look has command, elegance, approachability–everything that is masculine. Good job my man.

  • Dr. Shrock

    Dan won.

  • Jakob

    Towni! Love the floral shirt haha

  • BlessedStylish

    Townsend with that artistic touch of pattern + color FTW!

  • Pony Marshmallow

    Alex! That man means business today!!!!

  • khordkutta

    ‘lex on his American Psycho ish…IMO

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

      Killing ‘em…literally

  • Al Bizzy

    I vote for Alex because of the slicked hair! Git it!

  • Miguel

    Alex nearly gave a heart attack in a good way, his hair is straight, wow…Towni’s floral shirt is nice but I got it go with Dan, looking fresh by wearing formal clothing.

  • JBells

    Dan. Cold blooded!! Making those formal pieces look casual so effortlessly

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

      Casual Formalwear is my new sh-t. Post on that coming soon…

      Cheers JBells.

  • taiwo

    Dan takes the cake. And yes, Towni need a new loaf…lol

  • Todd Ruhnau

    Dan’s look is so sleek. I could be swindled by that guy. I’m still all about the floral shirts though, so rock on Towni. But the loafers definitely took away from the overall look…. so close.

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

      Swindle is my middle name.
      Well, actually, it’s Norman.
      But I stay swindling regardless.

  • MS

    “Alex and I were meeting with some people we needed to swindle, so I broke out the black suiting as well. ”

    Sounded so badass I just had to retype it myself.

    I’m going with Alex because that L.A.-serial-killer-Vincent-Vega-Mulholland-Drive look is the bees knees.

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

      Looking the part is half the battle. If you can walk and talk the part, that’s 3/4 of the battle.

      This is a point I’m going to be driving home over the next few months.

      “Style” is an opportunity to tell others what you want, and that you’re not taking no for an answer. It doesn’t just open the door, it also makes everyone in the room pay attention.

      Cheers MS.

      • MS

        All agreed. Hope they don’t read your blog doe.

  • JoeFromTexas

    Going with Towni for the pretty flowers. I clicked on Alex’s face to get into the WIWT completely thinking he was a guest. Took a while to recognize the slicked up Alex.

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

      He’s a long way from Texas now, isn’t he Joe?

  • Brooks

    Not a huge fan of the slick-back on Alex. That said, experimenting is never bad. I really dig the daytime black suit.

    Dan’s DB waistcoat + band collar popover combo is awesome. I wish there was a picture of you two together lookin’ all murdered out.

    Towni’s floral works, but only because it’s the focal point of the outfit. If it was busier, that could be catastrophic.

  • Shane

    Nod goes to Dan this time around.

  • TO

    DAN! 100% today. Killer waistcoat, Superb look. Really feeling it, feels very “old” but yet very modern at the same time.

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

      #OldModern
      #NewOldschool

  • ACE F.

    Very mafioso Alex!

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

      Had to deliver an offer that couldn’t be refused.

  • John B

    I’ll go with Dan. I have to admit don’t really like Alex’s hair today. Towni definitely pulls off the floral shirt!

  • Shawn

    Not feeling Alex’s side part with the hair so long in the back, I prefer a high fade side part (à la barber). Plus, your curly hair look better natural! Not feeling the boots either with the suit! Rest looks pretty good to me!

    Dan, love the gold watch, wish I could find one also!

    What’s wrong with Towni’s loafers? A quick scrub with Saphir Renovateur and Medaille d’Or cream and they’d look pristine! Some serious patina on them loafers!

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

      My biggest problem with the loafs, other than the weird redish-not-quite-oxblood color, is that they don’t fit properly in the width.

      Towni has narrow feet, and those loafers are too wide…making them look floppy and sloppy. In my opinion.

      • Shawn

        Good point, would never have guessed from the pictures (well maybe except around his left heel, it is kind of ‘loose’). As for the color, I think a couple of layers of a darker-burgundy paste might alleviate that. But hey, YMMV, you’re the pro, Dan!

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

          You’re def right about the color – that can be fixed, or changed all together. But when the fit is off (especially if they run big) there’s not much you can do.

          Fit is as important in shoes (length, width, vamp) as it is in tailored wear.

          Cheers Shawn!

  • Pete

    Boots look horrible Alex sorry

  • Felix

    A white shirt would have made you get my vote Alex. A club collar white – quirky, but keeps the minimalism going. Suit seems like it could be a tad slimmer through the waist too.

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

      We could all be a tad slimmer through the waist.

      If we were “fashion guys” we’d be trim and nimble, eating salads trying to fit into Dior…

      But we’re “style guys”, and we prefer whiskey, beer, and other vices that aid creatives.

      • Jorge B.

        That’s what I appreciate most about ya’ll. You come as you are and don’t try to present this “perfect” image of a man in a suit. Style guys almost always look manlier than fashion guys, and at the end of the day, I’d rather look manlier.

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

          #RealGuysKeepingItReal

      • Jesse Stensby

        Any suggestion how to shop for a waistcoat cut like that without having it be part of an existing suit? All I can find so far are asian knock-offs that don’t even come in my size.

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

          Unfortunately the RTW waistcoat market is ABSOLUTELY SH-T.

          You probably won’t find it, until I start designing Ready-to-Wear in the new TSB SHOP….

  • Mark Smith

    band collar & a db waistcoat is a killer combination.

    Not really feeling the slick back hair Alex, I think a lot of your style and charm came from the untamed hair. kudos for trying something different though, man!

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

      There’s a time for slick (black suit, persuasive meetings) and a time for curls (hitting the beach and generally riding life’s waves).

  • cam

    Amen on the loafs….gotta go with Dan