Disaffected Prep

Friday, November 20, 2009


Fit for the Weekend 2: Presented by SI x DP

We had a great response to last week's Fit for the Weekend feature so we're rolling out a couple more to stretch our imaginations and our budgets. 

This week Lawrence from Sartorially Inclined and I took the outfit in a different direction - whereas last week was all about outdoorsy comfort, this outfit is straight evening.  Think taking out your significant other out to dinner - you don't want to show up in torn up boot cut jeans and a hoodie.  Show some class, brah.

For the uninitiated, Lawrence and I bounce back an item of clothing to each other over the course of the week until we have a complete outfit.  Each person's descriptions are below.

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars in Charcoal...$45

Me:  Some things you just feel cool doing.  Listening to the Rolling Stones.  Getting a high-five when you walk into a bar.  And walking in low-top converse all-stars.  You can't go wrong.

Hickey Denim Blue Trouser...$325

Lawrence: It's the weekend and there is a good chance you may be going somewhere nice. Time to man up. Lose the jeans, ditch the chinos and rock a pair of trousers. Not suit pants, or the pleated monstrosities you see on Joe Business Casual, but a cool pair like these from Hickey. The cut, fabric and color will keep you from feeling stuffy and odds are you'll at least look like the most confident guy in the restaurant.

Brooks Brothers White Button Down...$79.50

(note: pinpoint collar shown here)

Me: Forget the IBM image of robots in white shirts.  Take a look at Tom Ford.  He's always decked out in a crisp white shirt - and he does not program computers.  There is a reason this shirt was named "Best Dress Shirt" by New York Magazine.  Classic looks and reasonable price point.

Baracuta G9 Jacket...$220

Lawrence: You are not going to find a cleaner jacket. Period. The golf jacket is an iconic piece of outerwear that works in the fall and spring so it's definitely worth the cash. The khaki couples up real nice with the white shirt, ads some layering and the plaid liner looks good on top of all solids.

Paul Smith Umbrella...$195

Me: If you are out on the town you don't want to look like a chump with a pocket umbrella the size of a teacup.  Drop some coin on a real umbrella.  This Paul Smith umbrella features a chestnut wood handle and a tasteful trim along the edge of the umbrella.

Polo Navy Knit Tie...$54.99

Lawrence: This is a no brainer.  A simple, classy knit tie is always a good call especially when it's navy and you've got on a white shirt.  And it appears as if we have the exact situation going on.  Planned?  Yes.  Killer?  Obviously. 



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