Saturday, June 21, 2014

WDIWT....6/21/14 Class of 2014 Graduation!

Today was the graduation of the 3rd graduating class I've had the pleasure to teach! I wore a navy blue suit and broke out the Carmina Pythons for the occasion. When wearing something bold, in this case the shoes, keep everything else muted.

Suit: Indochino Navy Blue Super 100's Wool via Indochino-$449 part of a 3 piece suit plus alterations covered by Indochino
Shirt: Indochino White Essential L/S French Cuff via Indochino-$79 (I probably wouldn't buy this from them again as their collar isn't wide spread enough)
Tie: The Knottery Navy Blue Grenadine via The Knottery-$45
Shoes: Carmina x Epaulet Python Austerity Brogue MTO via StyleForum-$450

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Lightweight layers today with a Latin-inspired twist to battle this ridiculous heat. The shirt is a guayabera inspired cotton/linen blend which was extremely breathable while the trousers are unlined.

Shirt: Banana Republic White Guayabera Inspired S/S Casual Shirt via Banana Republic Factory Store-$10
Trousers: INC (International Concepts) Light Gray Unlined Cotton via Macy's-$10
Shoes: Bass Weejuns Burgundy Penny Loafers via eBay-$35 
Watch: Michael Kors Charcoal/Stainless Steel Metal Band via Gift

Saturday, June 14, 2014

WDIW...Thursday 6/13/14

I intended to wear my navy grenadine tie from the knottery with this particular suit and shirt combination but didn't get a chance too once we heard of delays 2 hour delays to cross the George Washington Bridge. 

This suit is from when SuitSupply had their online outlet open. It was a great steal at $259 especially considering that it is a pattern that I don't have, wide pinstripe. I really should wear it more than I do now.

This is also the maiden voyage for my new ModernTailor shirt, a pink/white pin dot which looks solid from a far.

Suit: SuitSupply Gray/White Wide Pinstripe Napoli via SuitSupply Outlet-$259 plus alterations (letting jacket out, hemming trousers)
Pocket Square: Merona White Cotton via Target-5 for $5
Shirt: ModernTailor Cotton Pink/White Pindot WideSpread Collar via ModernTailor-$55
Socks: J. Crew Dark Pink Cotton via J. Crew-$4
Shoes: Church's Custom Grade Tassel Light Brown Loafers via Adrian-$75

WDIW...Wednesday 6/11/14?

I believe that I wore this on Wednesday. This is one of the first "big boy" suits that I bought, way before I ever started "dressing better" and was still rocking sneakers on a daily basis. I paid $75 for it together and paid a few bucks back then to get them hemmed, granted I didn't know what I was doing. For that reason it also not the best fitting suit and fits snug. 

Fast forward to now, I've had the pants tapered and the sleeves shortened. I need to get the jacket let out. If worn unbuttoned it works, if I button it, it pulls like crazy.

This was also my first day attempting to wear laced up shoes since breaking my probably wasn't a good idea by the end of the day.

Suit: Calvin Klein Navy Cotton/Linen Blend via$75 plus alterations
Shirt: Michael Andrews Bespoke Thomas Mason White/Blue/Brown Gingham L/S Dress Shirt via Michael Andrews Bespoke (part of a 2 free shirt promotion with purchase of a bespoke suit)-Free
Pocket Square: Merona White Cotton via Target-$5 for 5
Socks: Merona Muted Navy with Dinosaurs via Target-$5
Shoes: Ralph Lauren Made in America by Allen Edmonds Sanderson via Allen Edmonds Factory Store-$86

Thursday, June 5, 2014


First time I wear this suit but it needs some work. Had it taken in last week and I think my guy took it in a little too much, either that or my stance isn't helping.

Suit: Michael Andrews Bespoke Holland & Sherry Wool/Cashmere Prince of Wales Gray 2 Piece Suit-$$$
Shirt: Indochino Essential White L/S Dress Shirt via Indochino-$79
Socks: J. Crew Pink/Maroon via J. Crew-$4
Shoes: Meermin Mallorca Brown Calf DoubleMonks via Meermin Mallorca

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Early day today at work so I ran some errands and visited a few places like Epaulet and the Ralph Lauren sample sale...nothing impressive at Ralph Lauren Sample Sale if you're wondering.

Shirt: J. Crew White/Pink/Light Check S/S Shirt via J. Crew Factory Store-$20
Trousers: American Rag Khaki Cotton Chinos via Macy's-$20
Socks: Unsimply Stitched Pink/Navy/Turquoise Polka Dot via Unsimply Stitched-$1 
Shoes: Meermin Mallorca Brown Calf DoubleMonks via Meermin Mallorca-$215


I've had these cotton unlined trousers for a while and I was finally able to wear them out yesterday. They are incredibly breathable which is great for the heat we had yesterday. They need a taper though that's for sure.

Shirt: Banana Republic Red/White/Blue Micro-Check S/S Shirt via Banana Republic Factory Store-$35
Trousers: International Concepts I.N.C. cotton Light Gray via Macy's-$12
Socks: Old Navy Gray/Turquoise Doggie Socks via Old Navy-Gift
Shoes: Cole Haan Air Aiden via Nordstrom Rack-$90