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Caruso sport coat with Berwich trousers - Italian casual

Today taking a look of how to wear a light colored patterned sport coat with light colored trousers. What to consider when both main parts of the outfit are quite light in color.  There really ain't any "rules" of "how to wear a sport coat with patterned fabrics". But in general one should keep in mind - the bigger, bold and vivid the pattern, the smaller is the potential for the jacket being used in formal or business oriented combinations. On the other hand with a sport coat featuring slight windowpane or prince of wales-check one can easily and imperceptibly "dress up"otherwise casual ensembles such as cotton slacks and button-up shirt or a roll neck sweater. Also, an unstructured jacket with...

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

As mentioned yesterday, 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).  The structure and details can make a great difference in terms of how versatile a suit can be. And of course the fabric plays a role as well. However, many suits can be made more versatile if they just are combined correctly. Yesterday I wore this same suit together with a striped shirt, dark gray wool tie, white tv-fold pocket square and black cap-toe oxfords. I...

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Thursday inspiration - casully celebrating the 1st of May

A couple of days I wrote shortly about the 2015 look book by P.Johnson Tailors. As tomorrow is a national holiday here in Finland and many people are going to celebrate that - came up with an outfit that could suit that celebration - inspired by the looks of P.Johnson Tailors. A sand-colored cotton (/linen) suit is a summer staple and combined with driving mocs and merino wool polo shirt it's a perfect look for casual spring and summer celebration. As the weather might still however be a little bit unstable one might want to prepare by putting on a field jacket that will bring a little protection against possible wind and rain. Field jacket: Herno Suit: Boglioli Shirt &...

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Casual Easter - white with purple

Time to head back to work and office tomorrow. Before that a set from the past weekend featuring this time a bit more color than usual. Color in celebration of Easter - how to wear purple As said many times - wearing bright colors should not be an end in itself but of course sometimes there are occasions that it is alright to wear some a bit more bold. An Easter could be described as that kind of occasion. As we on Saturday headed for a coffee to the city I decided to test my new G.Abo Napoli sport coat and trousers by Rose&Born which I also got last week from alterations. After some contemplation I decided to combine them...

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Wearing sport coat and sneakers

Starting the week with an outfit from past weekend. A casual combination featuring a cotton jersey blazer and runner sneakers - two things all people don't see appropriate to wear together. How to make it work with sneakers and a blazer? Casual weekend wear Sport coat and sneakers, especially runner-kind-of-sneakers are a combination that many object to. Some for aesthetic reasons, some just because there are "rules" that say one can not do so. The first for me is acceptable, not every one can like and be friends of everything. However I personally think it's just all about context, environment and right balance to make this combination work as any other ensemble. How to combine sport coat and sneakers When wearing...

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