Everyone loves this tie.
So I make sure not to wear it too much.
But I can never stop myself from matching it to my socks.
I think I have a #menswear problem…
Jordan Marsh “A Fitted Shirt” OCBD
“Private Club” Knit Tie
CK Denim Jacket - Gifted
Vtg. Pinstripe Waistcoat (part of a suit) - Inherited
Vtg. Howard & Foster Wholecuts (I should write some more about these, they’re truly great truly vintage shoes in stunning condition)
I’ve written before about my love for what I’ve deemed the deconstructed 3-piece look. That is to say, pants, vest and jacket but not a suit. I think doing this with hearty fabrics (think denim, corduroy, hopsack/flannel, etc…) keeps a more casual nice and sharp.
But it’s dangerous, I think this is the most botched look I see on Tumblr even by “experts”. If you have a dressy jacket, dressy vest, silk tie, and jeans you’re wearing a #menswear mullet, business up top, party down below. It usually looks a little wonky, but gets rocked by tailoring pros so people eat it up. Keep the tie casual (I like wool tartan, but as long as it isn’t a super shiny silk you’ll be alright), and the fabrics in the same family and you’ll look great without seeming too uptight.
Shit, when it’s as warm as it is today, you don’t even need a coat as the 3 pieces will keep you warm as you drop off stuff to get tailored, get some coffee, hit the library and all those other errands you need to look good, but not too good, for.
Stanley Blacker Navy Blazer - $4
Glen Plaid Vest - $2
Pendleton Tartan Tie - $2
Vintage Van Heusen “Editions” fitted Shirt - $2.50
Levi’s 505’s - $2.50
Allen Edmonds Oxblood Sanford’s - $4
A Fistful of Styles: Deconstructed 3-Piece
Ed. Note: Since I usually just wear a sweater and jeans on Sunday’s I’m going to try and do a weekly sampling of looks that I find myself returning to. Enjoy!