I personally like dressing up quite formally at the beginning of the week and then slide into more casual combinations as the week goes by. However, those Monday mornings can be a bitch and a good way to pull yourself out of the bed then and getting into the zone is definitely to wear your own superman costume. I prefer doing this also as a kind of way to discipline myself and keeping myself in line – Monday is a suit day.
Being still a student and only working part time and every now and then, my budget and therefore my wardrobe has its limitations. I’ve invested mostly in odd jackets and plain suits for their adaptability. My only suit with a pattern is my Hickey Freeman that I found from New York earlier this year for a mere 25% of the RRP. The garment is of quite fantastic quality for 350 USD and the fit was perfectly right at the shoulders. So, with some (quite heavy at places) tailoring it made a nice power suit for the more formal days.
The pictures are from last week when I had the chance to take them. Drake’s London for Emma Willis purple tie, a light purple/pink spread collar shirt (again, collar bones are eating dust somewhere) with the softest and most beautiful collar roll ever and a crisp white cotton pocket square. I really love how the weave makes the tie alive without making it look like a cheap (in taste, them fashion ties do cost a lot) Armani or Hugo Boss tie. I’m not a huge fan of an ironed tv fold, and even with this look I prefer just folding it as sharply as possible by hand, but by hand only. In my opinion this simple detail retains some of the flair from more relaxed combinations.
As shoes I’ve chosen black plaintoes. This shoe type is not often thought to be an alternative to a combination like this, but I personally like it a lot. The plain vamp allows the shine from a well-cared shoe to be the star of the moment. With more exotic leathers and lively colors the seamless and holeless vamp highlights the beautiful leather even more, increasing the effect.
With this kind of a set you don’t want to fool around with the socks too much, so a simple grey was my choice here.