Seasons? What? Last week on consecutive days I wore tweed, then linen suits. That’s the SF Bay Area for you — if you don’t like the season, just cross a bridge. Suits by @beckettrobb, shirts by @propercloth, pocket squares by #vandafineclothing, tie by @conrad.wu. #suit #menswear #mensstyle #dapper #sf
Another view of the green donegal tweed suit.
For my wardrobe, the jacket is at least as versatile as a navy blazer, if not more so. It goes as a suit, with gray trousers, with blue jeans, with white jeans, with tan jeans, with my closet full of earth-tone corduroys.
Suit & shirt by Beckett & Robb (Ariston & Canclini fabrics, respectively).
Linen waistcoat by Nordstrom, from Nordstrom Rack clearance sale.
Allen Edmonds boots.
It was a very Beckett & Robb week last week, wearing my B&R linen suit the day after my first outing with the new tweed. That’s Northern California summer for you. I got a new pink & blue madras shirt from Proper Cloth just in time for an anniversary outing to wine country.
I was just as out of place wearing a suit in California wine country as I am when I wear one in a San Francisco tech startup — even one as rumpled and casual as this — but I just don’t give a damn.
Green tweed and brown leather.
I feel like these shades were made to go together. Green Ariston donegal tweed suit by Becket & Robb ( beckettrobb ) with Fifth Street boots by Allen Edmonds.
The versatility of gray trousers.
Beckett & Robb has a fantastic, slightly rough, open-weave wool fabric from VBC in their stock collection. Like a rough hopsack. It makes a nice pair of summer-y wool trousers, and goes great with all sorts of things. Seen here with green donegal tweed, airforce blue linen, and navy cashmere (trousers, jackets, and shirt all by beckettrobb).
The donegal tweed is the latest suit from B&R - more photos of that shortly! The fabric is so fantastic - like speckly green pajamas.
My new suit, in that beautiful green donegal tweed from Ariston that’s been so popular with the #menswear crowd recently (with good reason). I just wish I’d taken the sunglasses out of my shirt collar.
Just picked it up today, and I don’t think it’ll need any alterations. This is my third order from B&R (excluding shirts), and they seem to have my measurements and tweaks pretty well nailed.
The foreshortening effect of the camera angle is rather amusing - my torso isn’t actually four times the size of my legs. Nor are the trousers as skinny as they look here.
Not that there’s anything wrong with skinny trousers.
I keed, I keed! Skinny trousers are the worst.
Dressing up on a day off, to go look at fabrics for suits at @beckettrobb. @prodigal_punk - I’m following your lead again, with a suit in the green Ariston donegal. #menswear #mensstyle #dandy #dapper #tweed #beckettrobb #vandafineclothing
When I started trying to dress better, it all started with finding a T-shirt that fit me perfectly, and buying 6 identical shirts and purging almost everything else. Find what works, get rid of what you know you won’t wear anymore, move on. Then I found a brand of jeans that fit me well (Taylor Stitch). These corduroys they made last winter, in the same cut as their jeans, and I love them.
Rinse, repeat for jackets, dress shirts, tailored clothing. You know how it goes. This is the Levi’s Commuter jacket in black, which reminds me a little of one of my favorite movie costumes.
The funny thing is, this combination here is almost identical to an outfit I wore a lot in high school - then it was a pair of olive green Levi’s 501s and a black leather jacket and Doc Martens.
Here’s something I’m looking forward to wearing more often, as the weather gets warmer - an unlined linen suit from Becket & Robb. Not long after getting it, I sort of regretted not getting it made as a three-piece.
But in actuality, I would probably never wear it with a matching waistcoat - I’d much rather mix it up a bit, so I had them make me this vest in a linen/wool/silk blend. It’s hard to see here, but the windowpane does have a thin blue component that really goes well with the blue linen. It’s a stock fabric at B&R. If they still have any left, I’m very tempted to get a suit made from it to match the vest, and mix & match with the blue suit.