So as you all might know, I have switched careers and I’m now currently working at Nordstrom Vancouver, specifically at the Men’s Designer department.
This series will be dedicated to featuring the outfits of my co workers and to show the diversity of our styles and influences. I’m doing this in the hopes of opening your eyes and to be able to appreciate them. Hopefully to get you to try and explore from your normal routine of how you would dress yourself.
This post will be twice a week, every Monday and Friday so be sure to regularly check it out!
So fall is now here and there’s no escaping it. Cold weather is upon us bit if you are not in the mood to wear a big overcoat just quite yet and want to stick to just wearing your suit jacket, adding a vest usually does the job. It helps with keeping you warm without adding much bulk to your outfit. It doesn’t hurt either that having a 3 piece suit outfit looks classy. When you’re outside you’ll be warm enough and if you’re indoors and find that it’s a bit hot, then you can just take out your jacket and still look styling with your vest. Never forget one of my favourite accessory to any outfit as well, the socks!
Bold statement, yes. Is it justifiable, yes, and here’s why.
All these photos were taken by me, with the help of my trusty tripod. No selfie sticks here. So if it weren’t for the tripod I wouldn’t have gotten the chance to be in the photo with my beautiful and talented friend fellow fashion blogger Samantha. So the background story here was, I was only supposed to take photos of her then I would feature her on here but the nice lady that she is, she wanted photos with me as well. Who am I to turn down this opportunity anyway? (Give you some time to think here)
So I went with my tripod and self-timer to the rescue and these were the results of it! Not too shabby if I say so myself (brushes shoulders off). It was quite the fun experience as Samantha and I would run back to the camera after each shot to see if we got the right shot or if we blinked or not. The occasional *high five* was present as well when we were both on point as we waited for the shutter to go *click*.
So would you have guess that these photos we’re just taken by me with a tripod or someone else was taking the photo?
This line is often uttered by women “bad hair day” but us guys have it as well. I encounter it more often than not especially when I haven’t gone to the barbers for a while and my curly hair gets way too unruly. Here’s the quickest and most often used trick to compensate for the dreaded bad hair day, wear a hat! If you want to do it in style though, you can’t just wear any snapback or hat, you want to add some flare to it so why not use a fedora?
This whole outfit was inspired by the first fedora I could get my hands on in my room (lazy, I know, but I like to live dangerously). I slowly worked my way down which led me to my trusty black v-neck shirt (you could never go wrong with a plain v-neck). Black leather belt with a nice simple metallic accent from Danier Leather and black pants from Zara. I shortly realized that I was just wearing all black and someone might think i’m going to someone’s funeral or I turned gothic all of a sudden (nothing wrong with goths and nothing wrong with all black, but It’s still sunny and I still want some color also so how do I make up for it? Socks!!! I gotta have some fun and add color to this ensemble so I went with a puzzle patterned sock and partnered it with some classic style Cole-Haans. To tie-up the whole outfit together, I added one of my favorite suit jacket from Sisley. I just love how it adds some “umph” to the simple yet strong ensemble I have put together.
As you can see from the last photo, my hair was a mess, haha, but it’s ok since I have my fedora 😉
Here’s the round up for the items used in this outfit
Fedora – no brand
V-Neck Shirt – Zara
Suit Jacket – Sisley
Belt – Danier Leather
Pants – Zara
Socks – can’t remember
Shoes – Cole Haan
So always remember, it’s not the end of the day if your hair isn’t cooperating or you’re too lazy to fix your hair, you can always style it up with a fedora.
Sometimes you just want to wear something that’s loud and basically stand out without being “too much”. Here’s one that I find that works well. Pick one element of your outfit that has big prints or pattern, in this case I chose a sweater that has stars all over it. The rest of the pieces just fell in place. I chose a black cap to match the color of the stars on my sweater and paired it up with some bright red pants to go along with the bright and loud theme. While we’re at it throw in some red suede shoes and match it with a comics themed pair of socks by Punisher. As I always say, its all in the details. (Details do go a long way) As for the watch, can’t go wrong with a G-Shock to go along with the black and red theme.
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