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How Much Time Do You Have?

WIWT

Torso - GANT Rugger
Back - Zara
Neck - Vintage
Waist - Margiela with H&M
Belt - Frank and Oak
Wrist - Tissot
Legs - H&M
Feet - Stacy Adams

WIWT Time To: Corduroy Fall


Torso - J. Crew
Neck - Hilfiger
Back - Vintage
Legs - Standard Cloth
Feet - Antonio Mauritzi

Stay Cool this Heatwave

In the summertime I find myself struggling to look sharp given that heat and layering just don’t coexist dryly for me. So in order to stay cool without layering shirts, ties, and jackets I’ve found a couple helpful tips…old and new (well, at least to me).

The 50’s Sleeve Roll

Though likely originating before 1950’s Greasers, the rolled sleeve is iconicized, in my opinion, by music greats like James Dean, and elvis presley. Seemingly to hold cigarette packs and traditionally done with plain white tees. I’ve done it here with a short sleeve button down, rolled 3 times and pulled in the back, for a more rugged look on a casual night out. Not to mention, gives more room for the breeze to hit you…hot summer nights.

The Contrast Handkerchief

This idea came to me recently, as I had been thinking about a way to bring the pocket square to a t-shirt or button down, and had seen it rarely on the street. What I found is that a glasses-cleaning handkerchief is the perfect size to fit in the breast pocket without creating too much puff or weighing down that part of the shirt. I’ve chosen to simply lay this grey handkerchief back over the pocket in a single triangle to keep it simple to start. Match it to the pants with a pattern and it could offer a great detail. Additionally, explore different folding patterns to lay it back over.

Use these tips with any shirts at any time and you’re bound to look sharp during this heat wave.

WIWT - Frank & Oakified

Chest - Frank & Oak

Back - Second Sunday (Thrifted)

Tie - Vintage Dad

Tie Bar - Frank & Oak

Belt - Frank & Oak 

Legs - H&M

Frank & Oak is a retailer that recently came onto my radar. Similar to Everlane they offer luxury quality goods at a very reasonable price, $50 or less (Everlane is $100). They have been offering a much wider variety of products from shirts for work and night, jackets, and some great accessories like this elastic navy blue belt. 

My favorite part, their unique “Hunt Club.” Every month I get first access to the new products where I can either pick three to be sent to me for trial or forfeit my Hunt Club for that month to keep my $45.00 deposit. Once I’ve decided which items to keep, I am credited $45.00 towards the purchase of those items with the deposit I put down. Furthermore, should I forget to forfeit my Hunt Club for the month, my $45.00 just becomes store credit towards my next purchases anyway. And to top it off you get about 10% back on all purchases in store credit. Its a win-win-win situation, and their design has not disappointed yet. The site is members only, but you can use your facebook account - and it’s well worth it.

WIWT (on June 28th)

Chest - GANT Rugger

Back - Tommy Hilfiger

Neck - Vintage

Tie Bar - Frank & Oak

Legs - wesc