If I had to start my wardrobe from scratch today it would be pretty minimalist (or boring). No windowpane suits or luxury sneakers. Key focus would be neutral/mundane colors that would allow for easy coordination.
This list is inspired by my recent interest in interior design from a minimalist aspect.
Polos, one in white and one in gray:
Charcoal suit, which would look awesome as separates too:
Double monks. The patina will form quite nicely in this dark brown hue. Though I may be in the minority here, I really like them with shorts.
Alden #8 boots:
A more formal balmoral from Allen Edmonds. You can still order a pair directly from them for about $200.
Dark pair of jeans. This is where almost everyone suggests raw denim so whiskers and honeycombs can be formed over time. With me, I prefer a more uniform look.
3 white dress shirts; one in point collar, one in spread collar, and one in button down oxford cloth:
A couple of t shirts (in black, white and/or gray):
Of course this is not a complete list, but I feel it is a solid foundation to work with.
Got a chance to catch Sin City: A Dame to Kill For last night. I thoroughly enjoyed it, just like the first one. Joseph Gordon Levitt’s character looked really good in the dark slim fitting suit. It wouldn’t be surprisingly if it’s made by Jil Sander or the likes.
I think he’s one of the very few who can pull off the extremely slim tie/lapel look off very well.
After years of debating, I finally pulled the trigger on a Kent Wang polo. As others have stated, definitely go one size up. The polo is nice, which is what you can expect from Kent’s products. The last picture shows the polo compared to a Sunspel polo underneath in a size small (the Kent polo is a size medium).
I’ve had many polos in my younger years, from Ralph Lauren Polo, to Lacoste. Kent’s is hands down the best choice for under $100.
Well worn. This 3 year old custom made shirt has come to the end of its life cycle. It was worn at least once a week for the entire duration.
It’s no secret that J. Crew is hands down my favorite mall brand. Their customer service is great, and pieces can be had on deep discounts at times. However, sometimes they do things that don’t really make sense to me, ie my seersucker jacket is fully lined while my Harris Tweed black-watch jacket is partially lined. It should be reversed.
The tuxedo jacket came with pocket flaps, which aren’t too flattering. I had my tailor take them off. They should’ve come like this from the get go!
Took a trip to the MyTailor office to commission some shirts today. Friendly folks that are able to accommodate on weekends are appreciated! Will be coming back soon.
Kent Wang came through with the awesome customer service yet again! I have bought the shoe horn on the left quite sometime ago. It somehow formed a crack. The right is their response. Small things like this is how you retain customers.
Anonymous asked: Is there a particular reason why you bought a tux? Just wondering haha
Haha. Not really. It was on my to do list and had been for a while. I saw the jacket on sale in my size so I took the initiative. It will serve me well when a dinner jacket is required or when I attend weddings, since I am around the age where folks usually get married.