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Checked sport coat and details

Whereas I like to keep my suits quite simple and plain, in terms of sport coats I rather go for plaids, checks or some other lively patterns. For today a few detail shots from last week. Featured in the pics is a checked cotton sport coat by Pal Zileri that I don't actually wear that often nowadays but that is a great piece for relaxed casual office days. Checks and details I bought the jacket in pictures a couple of years go from Milan. As mentioned, it hasn't got as much wear as many of my other jackets which might partly be because of the shoulder structure which is a bit more padded that most of my other jackets. Another...

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10/05/2015 - Mother’s day lunch

Yesterday was Mother's Day which we also celebrated by having lunch with my family at NJK, located at a little island just at the front of Helsinki. As the day was sunny and quite warm (despite the wind) decided to go for quite light shades and lightweight materials. And this time as we also had an "outside" photographer (my brother), I got my best accessory to the picture as well€¦ Can't do this often as she totally leaves me in her shadow€¦   Wearing: Sport coat: Pal Zileri Shirt: Isaia (mtm) Trousers: Berwich Tie & PS: Viola Milano Shoes: Meermin Pics by Malin Sandberg

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25/2015 - Smart & Casual weekend wear

The last days of April here in Helsinki are always a little bit ambivalent. On one hand you can already start wearing loafers but on the other hand the weather is still favorable for those who want to keep wearing their winter jackets and roll neck sweaters. As I personally favor both (loafers without socks and roll necks), on Saturday I decided to combine them into one outfit. Always there is no need for puffy or striking pocket square. Actually with this outfit one could have left the square totally out, even though white tv-fold is always a safe bet.

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#tyylit-inspiration - Tuesday with versatility

Today's inspiration underlines versatility and the right use of patterns and color.  In terms of outerwear, a single-breasted navy blue overcoat is a safe choice that is suitable to be worn over a suit for the office as well as it is with some denim and knitwear for those casual weekend getaways. A lightweight and unstructured wool-suit featuring a subtle overcheck pattern can easily be combined as separates and there really is no choice that would be more versatile than a light blue button-up shirt. It's been said that one should never have more than three different patterns in one outfits. In case any of the pattern is even a bit on the bold side I would personally make that...

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