AHHHHHHHHH IT’S MY FAVORITE PIECE!!! I think I’m starting to like making mens outfits more than women! I thought women had a lot of variety but men take the absolute CAKE! I’m the master of tying windsor knot and a bowtie, so let’s see lol.
MENS FORMAL. Nothing sexier than a man in a suit. I suggest the minimum of two different types of suits/formal blazers in your closet, with numerous shirt fabrics and accessories. This blazer is from PREMIUM by Jack and Jones. You can’t see the back but there are two slits on the back hem. The blazer has double button closure, lapels, and is formfitting which stops below the waist. I CANNOT stress the fact that a formfitting blazer or attire in general will make you look slimmer (if worn correctly) and will eloquently clean up your appearance. This blazer can go with VARIOUS bottoms and shirts. Speaking of bottoms, I opted out of the usual black and went for red corduroys by PREMIUM again. Regular fit, they have piped back pockets and the pants are a deep hue which gives a classy, elegant, gentleman touch. Sometimes when your outfit is too loud, it can say too much.
I wanted to bring out the shoes so I had to steal these Pierre Corthay Arca Derby shoes with the red trimming. Less is more and it’s a smooth shoe with not too much going on, however it gives just enough modesty to the outfit. The burgundy tie I used is from Brooks Brothers for the windsor knot and the socks- which are now the TREND for conversation pieces, are from Ralph Lauren. I don’t know about you, but when a man sits in a chair, the socks are what I first notice, before the actual shoe. It drives away from the originality and adds taste. Opt for a solid or pinstripe button down shirt of either white or black, or with a dash of red lining. Finally, your formal wear is NOT complete without cufflinks. Every man should have at least two pair or more. I chose the gold which gives the finishing touch to the outfit. The Wedgwood Black & Gold cufflink will be the talk of the night with its Gold Intaglio motif of a horse’s head in elegant bas-relief against Black Jasper, which will be noticeable on the sleeves.
FUN FACT Ralph Lauren got his start at Brooks Brothers which helped fund with his tie and accessory lines, as well as to branch out into other formal wear, so you WILL see some similarities between both Brooks’ wear and Ralph.