Their 3 fits for pants are
NONE OF THOSE FITS DESCRIBE ANYTHING!
I can’t decide whether to wear my burgundy wool smoking jacket or my red corduroy smoking jacket for New Years.
THIS IS AN ACTUAL PROBLEM I’M HAVING.
I’m a firm believer in dressing for occasions. And not just black tie. I think if you’re one of those guys who never gets in the spirit of a holiday because you’re afraid you’ll “look stupid,” you’re not having nearly enough fun.
In the interest of promoting interest and enthusiasm for holiday functions, I’m starting a series on what I wore to the Holiday parties I attended this year.
One caveat: I am a grad student who works retail. None of these events were black tie, none were in an office, and 2 were of the “hanging out with all your friends” variety of party. I understand that some of these outfits are not corporate approved, nor are they attempting to be. Use your best discretion.
My first outfit? A minimal holiday look.
I think that the holidays should be festive. This may not sound like a revelation, but so many people get so angry around this time. Crowds, christmas music, the need to buy so much goddamn shit, it gets to you. So even if I’m rocking a sleek look to a party, I like to base it around holiday colors, red, green, white, a touch of gold. The knit tie is beefy, so it reminds you of a scarf, and the pocket square (actually a re-purposed holiday doily) gives just enough “Holiday” reference so you don’t have to look like Kris Kringle to seem jolly.
Finished off with gray flannels and black wholecuts, this outfit may even be appropriate for an office party. Clean and cool. Merry F****** Christmas.
This might be the only area I’m fully qualified.
I own these, the toe is a little bulkier than I like, but otherwise I’ve been very happy.
The red is available on Amazon in limited sizes. I got them in spring though, so they may return. $130 is a bit steep (I paid $100), but your options for red suede shoes are limited.
Good luck and godspeed!
sorry this is a couple days late.
I have no experience with Bonobo’s, but do like the standard cut in most of the styling photo’s on their google sense ads (I’m serious, for whatever that’s worth).
Other than that I’ve tried on Dockers D1 & D2, and like both, but the quality control is awful, but D2 was once slim and once sack-like.
In all honesty, I’m probably not the best person to answer this. The Silentist would be a good resource. Anyone else want to weigh in?
EDIT: steelwoolgoldenfleece adds: bills m3 is just a tad more expensive than bonobos. but you might as well swing for freemans sporting club or epaulet because epaulet pants are the best fitting pants in the world.
You may have noticed a significant reduction in my posting lately.
“Where’s A Fistful of Style lately?” you may have been saying.
Well I’ve been busy, finals were slightly worse than I was expecting, plus I had a very full social calendar with the Holidays coming up, ALSO I’ve been taking extra shifts at work to cover the days I’ll miss when the holidays come around (retail doesn’t offer much in the way of paid vacations).
All of which is to say, I have a FULL ONE DAY OFF tomorrow and then 2 more this week on Wednesday and Friday. I intend to get back to blogging with a series on holiday party wear, plus some old WIWT’s that were pretty good.
Also! I have some other stuff I’m going to blog about! A series (maybe just a post) on thrifting overcoats! A series on the value of thrifting for shoes! (any guesses on what my footwear collection costs? What it’s worth?) And I’m making some New Years Resolutions about the blog,
next year should be fun.
Hope you all stick around.
Those Fore Front Fashion posts went down shortly after they went up…
I was at work…
I have ruined the (not a) surprise!
I’ll reblog them again when they’re actually up.