Hey guys, first-time poster here. Here's a monochrome-y look I had yesterday. Pretty happy with it and just thought I'd see what you think! Sorry for the crap camera quality!
@Zac Thanks for the input. I will likely take the blazer to a tailor to slim it up a bit - I bought it secondhand for $3.50, not bad considering it's 100% wool. I figure it will be a good deal even with the cost of tailoring. At the event, I ended up ditching it pretty quick anyway, since I was the most formally dressed person there (by a lot. The only other person wearing a blazer had a pink blazer over a neon yellow t-shirt!)
On the jeans, I think I agree with you now that I look at it - I got them 4 months ago or so, before I really thought much about these things. My reasoning for using the blue shirt (sound or not) was that a white shirt always brings the formality up a level (in my mind), and I wanted to pull off the look in as casual a manner as possible.
Here's today, a quick shot before I went out to the store.
This is actually pretty representative of what I wear most of the time these days (checked shirt and jeans, scarf and coat)- but the coat was a bit warm, since the temperature was up to a balmy 45 today (oops that's ~7 C).
Tailored suit - asuitthatfits.com
Tailored shirt - asuitthatfits.com
Pocket square - reiss
Monochrome silk knot (in lapel) - eBay
Tie - Gieves and Hawkes
Cufflinks - Duchamp
Socks - TK maxx
Shoes - Cheaney 'Martin'
I can't keep up with this thread! Will actually get back to posting some looks myself soon.
Damn Creed, you on fire. Especially like the tie knot and dimple. Good attention to detail.
Creed, you're killing it with the smart suiting. Don't think I could ever pull off that sort of look with those shades so props.
@nat - thanks very much :) I always do it in a full Windsor knot to get the dimple, but this is one of my 'fluke' ties where the dimple just seems to magically appear! I think it's because it's a wool mix and it's quite grippy. Some of my others (basically most of the TM Lewin ones which are silk) are a nightmare and never seem to dimple up no matter now much adjusting I do.
@joshua - thank you :) I bet you'd look awesome in a suit, your casual outfits are always well inspired so I think you are just being modest :) I've got 2 new suits on the way this week which are a bit bolder (dogtooth and glen plaid) so it could go either way with those!
@Ivan - what do you do for work? Wish I could dress like that during the day. Been in a suit myself pretty much non stop since starting my new job, get home lateish and tend to just want to relax as I'm so tired so I'm just chucking shorts and a tee on. Depressing!