The Shoe Snob Blog

June 12, 2012

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A Different Outfit Every Day

Looking at this picture, and not really liking the burgundy trousers paired with my (predominantly black) outfit, made me realize something about myself and the way in which I dress. Being that I have an excessive amount of clothing and dress by moods (and matching), I tend to always try something new. I realized that I think that I am relatively rare in this aspect, when I started to think about how the average man may dress: calculated. Take my stylish friend in the background for example. He is one of the most well put-together men around, yet I noticed that him and many other of my colleagues have ‘pre-planned outfits.’ I mean this in the sense, that if they know that they are wearing such and such suit (say blue), they have the shirt/tie combo already planned to pair with that suit. That burgundy tie that he has on usually comes out when he wears that suit, and he will usually wear his black tie/blue shirt w/ white collar combo with his gray suit: calculated. I differ in the sense, that while this jacket/shoe combo may have been better with my gray trousers, I decided to try something new and add the burgundy ones. Something that I now see did not go that well, but necessary for experimenting nonetheless.

Shoes: My design, made by Gaziano & Girling
Jacket: Gieves & Hawkes
Tie: Faonnable
Shirt: Primark
Trousers: H&M

  • Anonymous

    Hi Justin,

    It’s the old “chicken and egg” situation. Would you change the trousers….or the jacket?

    Your top half looks very formal and yet your bottom half looks very “Dandy”

    Given the job I do I am a “calculated” dresser which saves a lot of time in the morning but I do make a conscious decision to dress to suit the day ahead.

    After reading your blogs and using the links on your website I will most definitely start introducing a bit of colour into the wardrobe.

    Starting with the shoes!!

    Regards
    Mark

  • Anonymous

    I’ll say these things:
    1) Love your blog! 🙂
    2) Love your blog! 🙂
    3) Love your blog! 🙂
    4) Your coat is a bit too big, imho…a single-button should have a more pronounced waist, and the waist should probably be about an inch higher. That makes the skirt look too long also. Maybe its the angle of the pic, but it looks like your coat extends to your thumbnail?
    5) Your tie is too light-coloured and subtle for such a black coat
    6) Your trousers are an inch or 2 too long, hence the bagging around the knees and ankles
    7) Love your blog! 🙂
    8) The Pacific Northwest is a desert for people who admire well-constructed clothing
    9) Love your blog! 🙂

  • Mark – Nice one Mark!! I hope that adding a bit more color does well for you. Thanks for the comment!

    Anon – Thanks for the kind words, it’s always nice to know that people appreciate the blog. I think that you are right about the tie…that was just experimentation and boredom. As far as the jacket, I think that it is the angle of the pic…which I think causes a lot of awkward looking, but until I have an assistant to do it for me, this method will have to do…

    You are right about the NW, it’s the only forsaken place where billionaires stroll into work with their birkenstocks on….

    -Justin

  • Gentleman90

    Justin,I like the Trousers very much (both the style & color),The Shoes are Unique & Epic…….I’m not sure about the combination of The Jacket & Trousers,but I think Color of Your Trousers make a nice contrast with the Shoes………also,I think adding a Pocket Square would be great…….as always,I Seriously enjoyed this article,and your blog…

  • Gentleman90 – yea, it was one of those, “I wish I hadn’t left the house like this” outfits…I always want to add a pocket square but can never remember to do it….

    -Justin

  • Anonymous

    Imho

    Shirt collar is too small .. Make head look Big.
    Tie blends with shirt ..no contrast.
    Jacket too long for you and button is placed to low on blazer.

    Mike