Casual Fribsday: Vol 2. (3?)
I’ve written in the past about how the various formality rules of clothing don’t really figure into my life the way they might for people with corporate jobs or English manor roots. However, there are elements of “formal” dress that fascinate me. I love to throw black tie parties in my apartment, just so I have (and can offer to others) the chance to get dressed up.
So I’ve worn a tux several times in the last year, but a suit only once. I just never really find occasion to wear a suit unless I’m heckling a billionaire. Suits seem more like a daytime thing and I always feel slightly off when I’m just wearing one for no reason, (even at work the day I wore a suit I got mistaken for an auditor [my expression at work was not as sour as in the photo]).
But I’m the adventurous type, so I have decided to try out this “casual suiting” business. It was 50 degrees today so I figured a casual suit could be the foundation for a good spring look (I ditched the scarf and hat shortly after leaving the house. Normally I pair this glen plaid jacket with jeans or something to that effect, but today I went with the whole thingamado. The suit has a faint orange overcheck that I just grabbed and ran with. Some leather & copper bracelets keep it as far to the casual side. And you can’t see it, but I matched my woven tassel loafers to my woven belt (to my woven bracelets), I even unbuttoned my button-down collar, because I blog #menswear. Namean?
Donatelli’s of Portland ME Glen Plaid suit - $5
Jordan Marsh “A Fitted Shirt” OCBD - $2.50
Brooks Bros Makers Tie - $2
Girogio Brutini Loafers - $7 (8?)
Black Watch Scarf - $2
Hat - $2