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1. The MAB by Dan Trepanier Fall/Winter collection is taking longer than expected. My apologies to all those who have been inquiring, I can assure you we are doing our best and gearing up for something truly special. For now, a teaser.
2. Along with my MAB suiting collaboration (which will eventually include accessories, additional sizing options, waistcoat separates, and several other upgrades to the shopping experience), we will be expanding the TSB Shop to include a department dedicated to the SB Team’s vintage selects from around NYC, and beyond.
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5. In the New Year we will be launching The Style Blogger for Her – the women’s counterpart to TheStyleBlogger.com. It will be hosted by the beautiful and super stylish Karyn Bailey (with contributions from Jenilee Thorton, and others). For now, just a small teaser for the girls until we launch the sister site.
There is no suit more style-forward than a softly constructed double breasted, and it’s much more versatile than you might think.
In a solid flannel, it’s the ultimate suit for just about any occasion.
As with all of my designs, I try to maximize versatility and usually “test drive” them by wearing it in different ways for a week straight. Here, six days out of the week in my grey flannel DB.
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If you’re worried about it being too much for the office, keep the rest of the outfit very classic – like a simple white/blue striped shirt, rep tie, and chocolate brown wingtips.
Bonus Tip: The most modern and flattering DB, in my opinion, has a slim fit, a low button stance, narrow overlap and minimal shoulder padding.
Bonus Tip II: A 6×2 (6 buttons, 2 fasten) is typically the easiest button closure to pull-off since it is the most common. I designed this one with gunmetal buttons so it can be worn with black or brown leathers, and patch pockets to give it a more casual feel. Also, a half lining let’s the jacket breathe, extending the wearability period of this suit. So you can sneak it in early Fall or late Spring (because I know you will want t0 ;)
Bonus Tip III: A DB is typically easier to pull-off in a heavier fabric cut for colder climates. It’s more fitting as the additional fabric is functional in keeping you warm.
Bonus Tip IV: Keep it sharp and buttoned up at the office, at least when standing.
TSB-for-Her Teaser Tip: “A flowy lightweight fabric (like this semi-sheer) is a more feminine approach to a basic button-up, especially with a cropped top (or fitted vest) over it to accentuate your shape. Also try nixing the tie and slipping a bold necklace under the collar for a fem take on “business casual”.
- Grey flannel suit by MAB by Dan Trepanier
- Blue striped shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Navy/grey stripe tie by Thom Browne
- Striped socks by Smart Turnout
- Brown leather wingtip brogues by Scarpe di Bianco
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker
- Tortoise aviator shades by Persol