With my brother moving in and the need to establish a in-house workshop for his project, the time came to get hands-down to business. In a different approach to my usual style posts, here’s a refreshing interpretation of traditional workwear. As a trademark work oriented garment, overalls rarely see the light of day when it comes to everyday wear.
However, recent revamped designs have been steadily making appearances on everything from lookbooks to runway shows. Although it’s definitely a very particular garment that won’t find widespread love within the menswear community, I always keep an open mind regarding the potencial of such pieces. This version by CAMO, in lightweight chambray and featuring an array of small details, provided the perfect canvas to play around with more polished elements. A traditional white oxford button down, linen paisley tie and tasseled loafers did the trick.
Details: chambray overall by CAMO, OCBD by Ralph Lauren, tasseled loafers by Bass and linen tie from Fumagalli courtesy of Finaest.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Sophnet SS14 Collection
The Japanese brand takes us on a journey to the sunny days ahead, with a distinct twist on relaxed summer attires. Making great use of allover prints such as camo, floral and paisley, as well as gingham and striped patterns, the collection portrays that unique summery vibe we’re all looking forward to…
Daily Paper AW13 Editorial
Drawing heavy inspiration from African culture and ethnic prints deriving from the Masaai tribe, the Amsterdam based label brings to life a range of upscaled streetwear staples such as button downs, varsity jackets, sweatshirts and tees.
Breaking the habit #1
Last season I worked together with Purificacion Garcia in styling some looks from their SS13 collection. This time around, we aimed to do something different and I took the opportunity to address a subject I had been postponing for a while: the suit breakdown. During this trio of posts, I’ll be showing just how versatile a suit can be, if one adjusts his vision on how it can be worn.
I’ve had several “arguments” with friends regarding this quintessential piece of men’s style, constantly advocating for its elegance, comfort and versatility. For many men out there, there’s an underlying negative connotation when suiting up, often related to the fact that most of them are required to do so for professional reasons. As individuals, this castrating obligation immediately makes them associate suits with discomfort, stiffness and lack of personality and self expression. While I can relate to where they’re coming from, I believe nothing could be further from the truth: a suit will, in my opinion, forever remain as the ultimate menswear attire, but the variety of interpretations it has suffered in recent years has proven it’s no longer reserved solely to successful business men or those with a classic style.
This is the first step to embrace suits in a whole different way and actually understand their potential and essential role in your wardrobe: not only is it possible to find an alternative that allows you to express your personal style, but you can also break it down in a number of ways… On this first entry however, I went for the most traditional approach, the full suit look. For starters, I chose a slightly different take on the classic navy suit, featuring a light beige windowpane pattern which grants it an appealing personality. After a couple of alterations, namely on the trouser length and cuffs, it already reflected a bit more of my own aesthetic and personal style, mixing unusual shades (such as the rich burgundy twill shirt) as well as patterns (checked suit, striped tie and polka dot braces), showing once again that there’s nothing boring about suiting up. Add to it some accessories, like the vintage pocket square, bracelets, shades and a pair of suede boots to break away from the formal feel and you’re all set.
Details: windowpane wool suit, twill button down shirt, suede boots, striped silk knit tie and polka dot braces by Purificacion Garcia, tortoise shades by Linda Farrow Luxe, vintage pocket square, bracelets by Viola Milano, watch by Rolex.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
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