What are you going to wear? Sometimes it’s good to look at a few suggestions then add your own tweaks and ideas. That’s what these are for. It’s cold. It’s dank. The sun hasn’t shown itself in some parts of the Northern Hemisphere for what feels like forever. What better time to inject a little bit of subtle color into your look? We’ll cover three levels of dress over the next couple of days (smart casual, dressed up, and dressed down). Cheer up buttercup. We’ll get through this together.
The Sportcoat: Bonobos Jetsetter Italian Wool Sportcoat – $208.80 FINAL w/ FROSTEDTIPS ($400). Lightly constructed, an unlined back, made from Italian wool, and has easy to tailor, non functioning sleeve button cuffs. Northern Lights people. Embrace wearing darker pants and a lighter sportcoat.
The Shirt: Made in the USA Brooks Brothers Button Down – $79.50 ($95). A little spendy, but a timeless classic that’ll wear well and last for a very, very long time. Available in all four of their fits, including regent (slimmer but not a true slim) and milano (a true slim).
The Topcoat: J. Crew Factory Wool Blend Topcoat in Navy – $101.99 FINAL w/ GOODDEAL. Noticeably darker than the bowery pant. A little blue on blue never hurt anyone during the darkest, bleakest time of year.
The Gloves: Club Monaco Racking Cuff Glove – $62.65 ($119.50). It’s gloves-on-sale season. These get an extra 30% off at checkout, no code needed.
The Briefcase: Fossil Waxed Canvas Work Bag – $137.99 ($198). Doesn’t appear to have any noticeable branding? Which can be rare for Fossil. Waxed canvas and leather accents = a nice high/low look here.
The Scarf: Polo Ralph Lauren Stripe Wool & Cashmere Scarf – $46.80 ($78). Just 5% cashmere, so don’t think it’s a 50/50 blend or anything. Nice stripes. Ships and returns free via Nordstrom.
The Belt: Banana Republic Italian Leather Belt in Cognac – $41.50 ($59.50). Or, whatever lighter brown belt you might have on hand.
The Sunglasses: Made in the USA Shwood “Cannon” 54mm Polarized Sunglasses – $101.40 ($169). A bit of an investment, but they’re made here in the states, have a really nice updated wayfarer look going for them, and the lenses are polarized.
The Watch: Orient Bambino 2nd Generation Version II – $169.00. The perfect balance of retro inspiration and modern automatic watch affordability. Hacks and hand winds. Review here.
Coming up tomorrow, we’ll brighten things up during the doldrums with a real casual outfit.