I bought a new Samuelsohn odd jacket today. While considering the purchase I experimented with some different shirt and tie combinations. I thought it would be interesting to show how you can pair a classic jacket with basic gray trousers and then produce a variety of different looks by merely changing the shirt and tie. I like some of the combinations better than others, but I think the photographs illustrate the point.
I found this mannequin in a local Belk department store. The mannequin is dressed in a pink-check slim-fit non-iron shirt from Ralph Lauren. I liked the fit so much I bought six in a variety of colors and patterns. The outfit also includes a tan linen jacket, dark blue jeans, a dark brown belt, aviator-style sunglasses and a Fossil messenger bag.
These are mannequins from a Ralph Lauren outlet store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The outfit up front includes a coral-colored silk sweater over a blue and white striped shirt and madras tie. The pants are white with a red, white and blue ribbon belt. The mannequin in back sports madras pants, a white shirt and blue blazer.
Okay, I've been pretty slack lately about putting up any posts here at ASG. Most of my creative energy has been focused into my weekly column at Men's Flair. It has been suggested that I publish those same articles here at ASG (as I have done with a handful of those articles in the past). I'll probably get around to that at some point. Nevertheless, I've decided to do better about posting unique content here at ASG. Lately I've been snapping photographs of interesting outfits on store mannequins. I find that they provide good sartorial inspiration. So, at the least, I plan to occasionally post those pictures. In the meantime, please follow my column at Men's Flair.
I discovered a quite interesting blog yesterday called Mister Crew. It is advertised as "a collection of things on men's clothing and culture."
I think one of the most useful aspects of the blog are scans from Japanese style magazines, notably Men's Ex. Although the pages are in Japanese, the photographs and illustrations are very informative. The images remind me of the old Esquire illustrations that showed you how to combine jackets, pants, shirts, ties and other accessories into a cohesive outfit. One memorable scanned page from Men's Ex on the Mister Crew blog shows six different outfits, from casual to business attire, built off of one navy blazer.
Anyway, the Mister Crew blog provides a lot of useful information; it will be added to my favorites.
I have discovered another excellent classic style blog called Gentleman's Gazette. The blog is described as "an award winning online magazine for men who are interested in elegant clothing, accessories, style & savoir vivre in general." Check it out.