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Gray double-breasted suit - versatile choice for fall part I

Gray wool suit is staple for fall and winter season. When the days start to get colder it feels natural to change jackets and suits made of lighter fabrics to more subtle wool and flannels and hues of blue to darker shades of gray and brown (and of course blue again). I bought the suit featured here - made of Dugdale Bros & co gray herringbone wool fabric - from Rose&Born couple seasons ago and it has since been one of my favorites. It is suitable for work as seen here but it also works for more casual combinations together with roll necks, double monks and loafers. Last weeks have been pretty busy so just a few shots from yesterday....

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Printed silk tie with a gray suit

For guys who wear a suit for work 5 days a week a printed silk tie could be claimed as a wardrobe staple. This kind of a tie is an easy way to bring a little contrast and variation to your rotation. They work nicely with plain navy or gray suits as well as they do with more relaxed sport coats or blazers. Small pattern printed silk ties are perfect business ties. If you happen to like them, there are a few things that are good to keep in mind. Chestnut brown / cognac colored cap-toe adelaide oxfords by Alfred Sargent. I've had these shoes for almost 4 years but they are still looking like almost new. Sum-up - printed silk tie goes...

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In the streets of Florence - day 1 details

Pitti Uomo is over for now. But we'll be back in 6 months. Before starting to come up with some reviews from Pitti it's time for a little vacation. But first some detail shots taken after the first day at Fortezza da Basso.         Wearing: Suit: Sauma private label (mtm) Shirt: Schoffa PS: The Monsieur Fox Shoes: Alfred Sargent

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13/2015 - Shades of gray

This time the start for week is quite formal - wearing a double-breasted dark-grey herringbone suit by Rose&Born together with a white shirt from A.W Bauer, light grey cashmere tie by Viola Milano and finally black calf leather double-monks by Alfred Sargent. The only thing not so formal is the double-breasted Gran Sasso down vest. As the sun was shining in the morning and it seemed that the would be warm I thought there was a chance to go without an overcoat. As you can see here - with shades of gray (featuring a bit of blue, white and black) one can not go wrong. This is one of the presumptions and thesis I will continue with on the write-up...

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Tuesday-inspiration - What to wear for a job interview

I was recently asked (by Mika, the writer of a blog Ohituskaistalla) about job interviews, what to wear for one, to be exact.  So for today's inspiration a collage featuring simple and plain outfit that I personally would see suitable to wear for a job interview. And of course this has been done bearing in mind the field - legal services - I work in. But it could also be suitable for consulting, finance or whatever where there is a need to dress up and wear a suit for work. A blue suit, white shirt, black shoes and navy (dotted) tie is a classic combination that I would dare to say fulfill (almost) any dress code there is in terms...

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