Sy in the City

Little play on words with the famous show there, just like the play on texture I have here in this Glenn Plaid jacket from H&M.  I’m all about the Fall and this jacket takes no second seat to anything in your closet.  It’s actually a suit but I paired it up by itself just to show how strong and versatile it is.   

There is something to be said for rich colors, and in my opinion Grey & Burgundy were made in heaven.  The window pane print adds some depth to the material along with a silk knot tie for added dimension.  

The shoes are suede and by one of my favorite Cole Haan.  I changed the laces to match the sole of the shoe, which I think makes it a little more personalized for me.  The jeans are 1969 by the GAP of course and to round out the combination the tie is by An American designer Tommy Hilfiger.   

 I kept this look to a minimum and the 2 accessories I wore were the pocket square by Tommy and tie bar by The Tie Bar. 

Remember you can rock this any day of the week and for a few after work drinks too.  Wear it like a coat of amour on your next date and whenever you need a go to outfit.  I think if you take the tie off you still have a solid look, so tie no tie show of your styled look next time. I


Going Italian

If your not aware, belts are a bit constricting by style standards.  In Fashion Forward places belts look mechanical, almost utilitarian in function.  If you have the benefit of having a decent torso, Suspenders can be a great way to show off that P90X body you have been working on or just your sense of flare.  

Suspenders have been a staple for quite some time now.  They were everywhere during the 50’s & 60’s, with everyone wearing clothing that was cut to show the details.  So now they are making a comeback and in a big way.  

You can find colored or print suspenders at your nearest Brooks Brothers, H&M, Zara & other men’s store where suit accessories are sold.  Be sure to pick a versatile pair so you can mix and match them with several of your suits.  Be sure to pick complimentary colors so your shirts can POP against the grain.  When choosing a tie, find one that brings out the look of the suspenders.  No one wants that Robin Williams look from his early career choices.  

Whatever style or choice you make bring it home by skimming down on the accessories.  Here I used a pocket square and lapel pin but when the jacket closes, the suspenders disappear.  When the jacket comes off they take center stage and really come to life.  

I personally have several pair of them, some leather for the winter as it gives them a great rugged look to tweed suits.  I think it’s ok to go with the snaps instead of the buttons, you have more options to wear them, without the need of a tailor.  Be sure to switch them up with and it will be a great addition to your styled look.