Monday, May 6, 2013

::Southern Gent::

     Trends will come and go, and the double-breasted (DB) blazer is no exception.  The large bulky jackets of yesteryear have given way to cleaner lines and a modern fit.  It has been extremely difficult finding the perfect double-breasted blazer.  They have been either terrible quality or way more than I would like to spend.  

     If money were not an issue, then the Ovadia & Sons jacket would be my top choice, but I have 99 problems and money is every single one of them.  J Crew was also another option, but I have been trying to steer away from that brand.  J Crew is a great brand for staples and classic pieces, but I have made a conscious effort to expand beyond my go-to brands.
     
     In this post, I played off the look of Southern men with a little mix of prep that I have seen in such places as Atlanta and Houston.  Their look is a mix of classic American with a little bit of hipster peppered in.

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     The modern fit DB blazer is cropped, and the sleeves are cut higher against the arm to create a cleaner look and eliminate excess material.

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     It may be a little difficult to see, but the khakis have an internal print that can be seen on the cuffs.  The internal print creates an illusion that they are subtly patterned khakis.


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     For Spring and Summer, I pretty much ditch socks unless I am at work.  The sock-less look just screams the casual feel of the two seasons.


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::Wardrobe::
Jacket: Zara
Pants: Scotch & Soda
Shirt: J Crew
Shoes: Cole Haan
Bag: Wood & Faulk
Accessories: You Are Pretty and Handsome, J Crew