What I Wore Today: Summer Lovin’

June 26th, 2014

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

Use the poll below to vote for your favorite outfit and tell us why in the comments!

1. Dan

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Sometimes I just feel like getting all the way suited up. Like a corporate CEO, but in a seasonal menswear kind of way.

Special thanks to Reiss for the 3-piece, one-button linen suit from their new “personal tailoring” (MTM) program.

The shirt is from Alara, one of my new favorite “hidden gems” online. After 25+ years as a luxury shirt manufacturer (for all kinds of major designer labels) they’ve started making their own luxury shirts and selling them online at incredible prices. For the next five days they are also offering an additional 10% off for TSBmen readers using promo code “TSB10″. For all those who’ve been asking…this cutaway collar denim shirt is also from Alara.

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2. Wes

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“As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many interesting people through the course of my tenure here at TSBmen. Most notably, Ishandev, who I’ve become good friends with. I mean c’mon, I need someone who can keep up with my drinking habits.

Recently, Ishandev came back from a trip to India and gave me three traditional shirts from his hometown (good looks brother!). Therefore, this particular look is directly inspired by his “Indian Summer” post that Alex shot a little over a year ago.

I love this long linen shirt because of the hidden pockets and the flowy silhouette that’s perfect for summertime.”

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3. Alex

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“This is one of those laundry day looks. I wouldn’t normally put all of these items together, but pretty much all of my pants and shirts are dirty at the moment. Despite having limited options, I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. Both the linen trousers and the brushed cotton shirt have been essential for the LA weather – hot during the day and cool at night.

In case you were wondering what Dan did with those bespoke linen suit trousers that he ruined by iron, he gave them to me. I just roll them up passed the burn mark…but will probably cut them soon…”

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Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

TSBmen

Photography by Alex Crawford  and Westley Dimagiba

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  • hose07

    Voted for Dan. Love the sleek cut of the suit and the pairing of the plaid tie with the striped shirt. I must say though, I don’t get the no socks part. I mean, going sockless with loafers is always a good call 3 seasons out of the year, especially in the south. But a 3-piece suit and lace up shoes without socks? That’s a lot of formal paired with a lot of whimsy. Just looks strange together.

  • TO

    Voted for Dan, too good while staying cool. Wes- I saw you mentioned in the comments you shortened the kurta and the detail shot shows the side gusset still present. Did they have to move this?? Or no.

    I LOVE the hidden pockets in that shirt. Periodically when I find myself daydreaming about menswear I imagine new design details and that’s one I came up with, really cool to see it executed.

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

      No, fortunately Franklin didn’t have to move the pockets up. I just asked him to hem the shirt right at the pockets. Becoming one of my favorite shirts, the collar might come off soon too hah

  • tony

    Where’s that tie from?

  • Mark

    Sorry gentlemen…nothing can compete with Dan here. To wear a three-piece suit in the heat of the summer that manages to look casual is no mean feat.

  • John B

    Went with Dan. It’s a shame Wes cut his hair though!

  • Desmond

    Top looks today – Alex gets it for the “sharp laid-back”. Tight

  • Stuart

    My next serious menswear purchase is going to be a hat like the one Alex is rocking. It takes the look to another whole level.

  • Bateman

    Wes. The new hairdo also looks tres stylish!

  • Tom

    Doesn’t matter – Andrew Wiggins gets the win for his jacket alone!

    Also, check out who made a guest appearance on SportsCenter, I believe the man in the background is familiar….

    https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/482267731530899456/photo/1

  • Jakob Gunnarsson

    Oh man, the tailored look always wins. I’m trying to think of a way to balance this..

  • Ali Naaseh

    Dan gets the vote. That contrast collar shirt is dope. If Alex’ fit was slimmer all around, he’d never have to do laundry or buy clothes because it’d be perfect. Can’t get on board with an untucked shirt and unbuttoned vest, though, Wes.

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

      Kurta’s aren’t meant to be tucked in, they’re made to be long and loose fitting.

      Thanks for reading!

      • Ali Naaseh

        I’ve been awake for fifteen minutes and I’ve already learned something new haha. Kudos TSB

  • Juan

    Dan gets it this time; the way the (awesome) suit buttons complement the glenplaid tie is just sublime. +1 for the black Barker spectators, it has been so tiring seeing so-called “fashion icons” wearing brown shoes with a mid-grey suit.

    Also love Alex’s look, I have been envying those loafers and that hat for a while now!

  • http://instagram.com/stevensantander Steven Santander

    Great looks for a warm summer day. Killer suit Dan, I would normally feel too hot wearing the 3-piece but linen makes all the difference. I use my kurtas all summer long also, perfect to beat the heat. I bet you have some nice band collar ones too Wes. But the first picture of Alex is so good, the hat, hair and expression. I had to with Alex on this one, linen, denim, and hats are my summer staples.

  • ChrisD

    Linen makes such an excellent dark gray with all the variation. And i’m not sure it could fit you any better.

  • David

    Alex, did those huaraches cause you any pain by the ankle bone as they broke in? Mine dig in big time and cut the skin.

    • http://tsbmen.com/ Alex Crawford

      Not at all. the leather was already pretty soft when I got them.

      • David

        Thanks Alex. Looks like I’m going to have to just break mine in around the house with some socks on then haha.

  • http://Keyboardandcompass.com/ Jeff McAllister

    All three looks are fire today, but I had to go with Wes — short kurta et al.

    Ishandev’s feature is one of my favourites to date. But I’ve always wondered just how transposable some of those looks would actually be if the wearer were clearly of another ethnicity. Maybe it’s the western collar but Wes goes hard here without looking like an eager-faced backpacker freshly back from his first trip to Delhi. The perfect marriage of courage and restraint in an outfit. Bravo!

    • JPro

      I second Jeff’s opinion. Nice to see Wes dabbling in a more eastern style but with a western twist. Also, when are we seeing Ishandev again?

  • Nicholas

    Dan was killing it in the suit and I’m a sucker for a suit. Alex gets my vote this time though because of his laid back laundry day look. So versatile but so comfortable at the same time.

  • http://www.CesarRenuan.com César Renuan

    Wes that shirt is Bananas!!

    • Romario

      Whena re we seeing the other shirts Ishandev got you from India? Killing it like always Wes!

  • James Wong

    Wait when did Wes lose his hair?!

    On a separate note, first time I’ve voted for Alex and he’s bottom of the polls. Usually I’m not a fan of his looks and he normally tops it. Strange how taste works :)

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

      cut it last week.

  • cam

    Dan gets my vote today. Leaning a little more toward a trouser break eh?
    Can I vote for Wes if he loses the vest?

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

      Just a little. Sometimes I feel a little silly in the high-water hems.

    • TO

      Also the hem on a linen suit (and sleeves) ride up, about an inch or so, as the fabric crinkles with wear. I’m sure Dan had this in mind as well when he chose his desired hem length in this case.

  • Taran07

    I liked Alex and Wes. I”m from Miami, so that’s the kind of look you wear year around in this area. Nice Suit Dan, but why the suits always win the pols? We have to expand our wardrobe horizons people!

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

      A good tailored suit will always win the majority vote. It’s the traditional “well dressed” man.

  • Daniel

    Big fan of Wes’ look, including the buzz cut. It’s ironic that Mr. Band Collar Man went for a western collar. When are you brining Ishandev back?

    Dan’s suit is beautifully cut and the single button is interesting, but I can’t get behind the sockless black lace-ups.

    Alex looks as cool as usual. Those shoes!

  • Miguel

    I went with Alex, it is hot and humid in NY, this is probably what I be wearing if I wasn’t at work minus the denim shirt.

  • Amit

    Good options Wes and Alex. I like the fact that you both have one portion eastern and one portion western. Alex, did you also get inspired by Ishandev’s feature? Wes, that color and texture screams comfort. Dan, hope you weren’t wearing the 3-piece in NYC. That wouldn’t be smart considering the temp.

  • Sandy

    Wes, for the win. Btw, is that a short kurta? Interesting that it has a western collar.

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

      yes it actually is a kurta, I had it hemmed because it was too long.

  • Shawn

    Damn Dan, nice suit! Fits very good for a MTM! Is it online MTM or in person MTM? Loving the fit! Wes; I really like that summery look, you get my vote today! What made you decide to clip your hair?

    • http://alreadyinvoiced.tumblr.com/ Adrian B

      He’s a hipster who saw too many others with his KIm Jong Un cut. Srs.

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

        well now I look like this, so I can’t win

        • cam

          I think Dan needs to get a fresh buzz cut for the summer as well.

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

            I don’t know about that… I finally got my Cali flow almost down…

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

      In person. They measured me up in the Soho store.

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

      just felt like it was time and it makes getting ready much easier.

    • TO

      I get a small shiver when I see the attitude changing on the MTM landscape to being surprised at a great MTM fit. Obviously due to the infantile but booming online marketplace, a small deterrent nonetheless.