13 March 2009

Formal Friday, Sir?


I have always thought to myself that one day in the future when I have a family and children, I will naturally fall into wearing nothing but suits during the weekdays out of my own decision. For most men it seems to be a hassle to have to wear suits, however for me there is nothing more enjoyable. I would decide on which suit to wear according to the season and what I was doing for the day. The decisions between a fine combed grey woolen suit worn upon a pressed white shirt, with a Prince of Wales check tie and red pocket square, or a thicker gauge two button navy suit upon a white shirt, woven navy tie with silver tie pin, and three pronged pocket square would be ones I would savour. Obviously along with my suits, I would have a whole array of collar pins, tie bars, pocket squares and the like for when appropriate. I would also be sure to wear tailor made hats along with each suit, and indeed I actually plan to buy one in the near future.

I have never been one to wear suits straight off the rail, and I feel that the small alterations made by an experienced tailor really does make the difference between feeling that the suit is not quite right, to being superbly comfortable and just feeling amazing in that suit. This two button black suit is one of my favourite - slim fitting, with the jacket breaking at just the right point, with pockets slanted to mirror the shoulders and nipped slightly at the waist, giving a beautiful silhouette. I did however have to have the sleeves and trouser legs let out and hemmed again to accomodate for my height. I also had the darts on the back of the jacket altered slightly to come in slightly lower down, again as a result of my height.

I decided to wear this suit out for a short walk early this morning. The sky was a brilliant blue with what a landscape painter would describe to be the ideal amount of cloud cover. Upon my white shirt, I opted to wear a grey, white and red tie that belongs to my father, and was actually bought for him by my mother before they were married. I went for a sweater as opposed to wearing my trench coat atop the suit, and it provided just enough warmth for the crisp morning air. Due to the sweater making the look less formal, I decided not to be overly elaborate with the presentation of my red silk pocket square, which is oddly darker than it appears above. Continuing with the vein of red running throughout, I went with red socks on my black brogues.

(An added bonus is that nothing makes you feel better when you are ill than wearing a beautiful suit!)

Currently playing: The Mixed Tape - Jack's Mannequin

xxxx

47 comments:

  1. You look smashing. Hardly a thing sexier than a man in a smart suit.

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  2. My favorite detail when wearing a suit is a slim tie coupled with a tie clip. Stay Sharp!

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  3. Killer look! You are the most sophisticated guy around, that's for sure.

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  4. Absolutely brilliant! I love the little touches of red throughout, especially the red thread on the button.

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  5. oh goodness. your dress sense just makes my heart want to explode! lol. very hot :D
    i love all the subtle red colouring you've got there.

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  6. Thats a proper look right there. Very sharp nice detailing. love the use of red running though out the suit.

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  7. So handsome! I love the touches of red. You should wear a suit for all your walks.

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  8. I love love the details! You look sharp!

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  9. I think it's important for men to wear suits. I like the idea that they like to take care of themselves. You look great.

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  10. Oh you look so wonderful! I think I'm obsessed with those shoes and your blazer. Such a great look. When I study in London next fall, can you tell me all the best places to shop?

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  11. Most important thing about a suit: the fit. This one fits you amazingly. The fabric seems really great too, especially for winter.
    I'm loving the red details, it's like having a constant structure that's easy to follow.

    ps. you made me wanna go find that song and give it a listen.

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  12. Why wait until you have a family? Just go for the "suits every day" look if it makes you feel and look so fantastic. :)

    P.S. I linked you too! Thanks for the exchange.

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  13. You look fantastic :D
    There really isn't anything better than a man in a suit.

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  14. Dapper Kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i live for this outfit :o)

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  15. You look great! Some people enjoy wearing sweats everyday and some enjoy suits, we should all be free to wear whatever we like! The tie is very chic, your mom has good taste.

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  16. I love your outfit =) more guys should wear suits on a regular basis! But yea I totally agree with the tailoring haha. If I could afford it, I'd have everything tailored!

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  17. I must say again, that this generation needs more men like yourself Dapper.

    The art of dressing well, and having proper manners and speach has been terribly lost upon this generation, and you are a wonderful example of what to aspire to in those regards.

    I also agree about tailoring, especially in America it's seemed to become a lost art. People here are so set on having everything come with ease and the least amount of work possible. It's a lazy nation haha.

    Also, wonderful shoes!

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  18. love the brocade and the brogues :)

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  19. ahh paisley brocade! you look incredible.

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  20. Perfect! I love this kind of formal!

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  21. Brilliant. I like the idea of the tailor. Always. That's just the way it goes with a suit.

    I'm hoping it was a wonderful walk.

    Warming up, finally.

    Thank you so much for the note.

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  22. How tall are you dk?

    I think my little heart jumped for a second when I opened your blog. I'd blame it on the coffee, but it's all you! You look bloody fantastic!

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  23. fabulous, great detail, have a nice weekend!!!
    x

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  24. my gawd those shoes are sophisticated. Simply wonderful.

    If your dressed to kill on a regular day, id love to see how you dress for a job interview. Employers probably say "screw the resume, you look nice, you smell nice, you have the job!"

    great style you have, and you seem intelligent so I guess your just all that and a rack of ribs lol ^_^

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  25. Coool outfit!! Love the shoes! :)

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  26. Coool outfit!! Love the shoes! :)

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  27. You look wonderful, dear! Honestly, I wish more men in the U.S. would throw out their terrible sweatpants and football jerseys and opt for fantastic tailoring and suits! My father has always been huge on tailoring, which was nice, but also lead to quite a disappointment in others (aka all the grungy college boys here!).

    Anyway, you look absolutely impeccable my dear. And I always enjoy your flawless writing :)

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  28. mmm!
    I think i do love you!
    link exchange?

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  29. This look is so very dapper. They do call you dapper kid for no reason haha.

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  30. an exceptionally chic combination.

    =]

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  31. You look wonderful and very swish. The lining of your suit is just supreme! xx

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  32. OMG DP you look just perfect.
    So handsome and stylish.
    A winner!!!!

    xoxo

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  33. Is that blue the silk lining? Really beautiful....

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  34. oh dear, that is a lovely look. second Susie. that's stunning

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  35. sir - you look beyond amazing,

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  36. That looks fantastic. Great post.

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  37. You look perfect! I love men in suits, and I especially love the 'accessories' that come with the suits, like ties or ascots!

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  38. Love the red accents- red socks, red stitching red pocket square and stripped tie. Very Clever!

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