Just a few purchases for me;
All Saints Bedford Denim Shirt
Mens Denim Shirt | Bedford Denim Shirt | AllSaints
Also been looking for some nice flat soled shoes for nights out etc, looked everyone to no avail until I found these ones from eBay and snapped them up straight away:
Mens Casual Formal Shoes Black Leather
Men's Casual Formal Dotted Black Shoes Leather Look UK 6 - 11 Euro 40 - 45 New | eBay
And finally and the piece i'm most chuffed is about is this:
By Brian Ewig The Black Curse
Picked these Dr Martens up off eBay to replace my suede Desert Boots for when the weather isn't happy:
Got the All saints Jasper Blazer from TK Maxx for £69. Planning on wearing it with a white tee, silk scarf, jeans and brogue boots.
Decided to upgrade my black tie rig so bought a nicely fitted marcella evening shirt from TM Lewin and a vintage 60s wool tuxedo with shawl lapels, one button, silk lapels etc from eBay. Should be a significant improvement on my current too-big not-really-an-evening shirt and poorly cut, poly/viscose barely-a-tux from M&S.
I've never really got on with blazers casually. They just aren't casual.
The closest I have to a casual one is a tweed one with quite a bold purple windowpane check. That can work for casual but even then, when I threw it on to go to the pub for Sunday lunch a couple of weeks ago, people were like "what's with the blazer, Pins?"
Tbf, if you're not going to wear blazers casually, then when are you going to wear them? Surely that's the point of a blazer, to bridge the divide between a unstructured blazer (quite casual) and a suit jacket (formalwear).
You are right about peoples reactions though. I think it's sad that it's now considered overly-smart to wear any kind of tailoring.
Went a bit mental with my uniform allowance at work today.
I'm also thinking about getting these:
I need some more decent winter weather footwear and my style (and budget) just doesn't really require brogue boots or the like, I've already got some suede chukka and red wing esque boots anyway. I quite like the idea of having some grown up trainers that I can just throw on.