2. Red Red Wine
“I have to be honest, the red corduroy suit (and this particular look) was inspired by Boardwalk Empire, one of my favorite shows on tv right now… It’s a deep red – call it merlot - so it comes off as very regal looking.
More often I wear this as seperates. The jacket is great with jeans or as a alternative to a dinner jacket, and the trousers work with just about anything – chunky sweaters, simple shirt & tie, darker subtle jackets…
Pairing it with shoes is challenging but fun — it gets me thinking outside the box every time I put it on… It’s also warm enough to pass as outerwear for a part of the season.
I basically decided it was time for some swag with my suit game. That’s pretty much it.”
Bonus Tip: If you’re going custom corduroy, make sure the tailor cuts the fabric so it “brushes” upward, not downward. The color looks more consistent and rich this way.
Bonus Tip II: A deep saturated wine color is more versatile than you might think. Like Adam said, think of them as separates…but every once in a while you can set it off together.
Bonus Tip III: Adam knows the importance of a great shoe to go along with a great suit. Take a close look…his post is mens shoe porn.
Bonus Tip V: Stretch cottons (those with a small blend of lycra or another substitute) are great for a very slim fit, comfort and movement. Keep in mind though, like any other elastic, over time the fabric eventually looses its “bounce back” and therefore shape. This means you may need to have it tailored again down the road.
Bonus Tip VI: Keep in mind that Adam works in the clothing industry, his job is to showcase custom clothing. He also has balls and rocks it with confidence. If you’re going to try a suit of non-traditional color, you can tone it down with a light solid shirt, dark simple tie, minimal accessories and classic shoes.
Bonus Tip VII: Collar pin and tie bar? Typically I would say too much, but in a look purposely inspired by Boardwalk Empire, it works perfectly.
- Burgundy wool flannel tie by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Faded tan leather lace-up shoes by Scarpe di Bianco
- Watch by Hamilton
- Silver collar pin by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Silver tie bar by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Blue silk flower pocket square by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Blue stripe banker eyelet shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- “Merlot” corduroy suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke