OOTD 23-06-2013 ‘Half a suit/A Full Outfit’
Aside from the odd image thrown up, I haven’t really been putting content on here for over 3 weeks. Sorry about it. With exams at a close, and 3 days of very excessive drinking in my system I was ready - read not at all - to ride around in the late afternoon light and take some photos.
The ill wizard dude JJ was back on it, so we decided to head down to my city’s local botanical gardens (I thought we all had one of those) and do some v relaxed v wintery photos. I recently purchased a full DB suit from Suitsupply and after peeping a great outfit from Rose & Born was sufficiently inspired to do my own take on the ‘suit as a separate’ motif.
Wearing a traditional suit jacket as a blazer is a very risky affair: the skirt is often too long, the colour difficult to pare with separates and the whole vibe can stink of a clothing item (unless unstructured) that is simply too ‘formal’. What got me about the Rose & Born image was the jacket’s softness, the length and shoulder of the navy DB made it perfect to wear as a separate and so I attempted to replicate this vibe with the joint I pulled from Suitsupply’s SS 2013 collection.
The jacket is part of Suitsupply’s typical 6 x 2 Soho fit: the shoulders are softly constructed with a tapered waist, the fabric is a wool-mohair blend (from Vitale Barberis) and the shortened skirt and the curvature on the peak lapel make this an ideal piece to be worn without the matching trousers. While this would not be climate appropriate for the winters of Murica or Paris, it works perfectly as the external layer in the relatively warm Australian winter. Also note, pattern overlays like windowpanes and checks really take centre stage in casual outfits, and work with neutrals to become the focal point of attention.
Throw some turtleneck action on and a pair of wide wale cords (which still need to go in for the alteration chop) and you have yourself a very louche outfit for most of Australia’s fall period, scarf optional.
Suitsupply grey check DB jacket
Slowear (Zanone) turtleneck sweater
AMI cord troursers
The Knottery pocket square
Uniqlo ribbed thermo-socks
Garrett Leight Ashland sunglasses
MISMO tote bag
Jimmy Choo sales hype purchased banger oxfords
Club Monaco gloves
All images by Jeffrey Hamilton 23-06-2013