Shawl Collar Pea Coat - YMC
Cable Knit - North Sea Clothing
Denim - UniQlo Japanese Selvedge
Gloves - John Lewis
Tassels - Loake Lincoln
Bobble knit beanie - Stolen from my flatmate ( mine was leant to a friend, along with a donegal cardigan, she has yet to return them, yes you Kate! )
This weeks Friday Challenge on StyleForum, set by BlazerandTie is to dress in a variation on ‘The Uniform' of Ethan Newton & Alan See of The Armoury. Grey trousers & blue coat, sometimes known as 'the security guard' look, but with the addition of the oh so useful brown suede shoe.
Although my usual efforts generally tilt towards ‘Pattern Cacophony’, there is always something to be said for letting the simplicity of classics do their work. The blue jacket, grey flannels combo has been a stalwart of wardrobes for as long as men have been dressing in the modern style, almost a minimum of dress for daytime occasions in the thirties, considered sporty, almost louche away from weekends and Holiday spots.
Properly employed, it can still be an elegant and interesting way to dress.
Not at all like a Rent-O-Cop!
Vintage bespoke coat, part of a suit - Thresher & Glenny
White oxford cloth shirt with ‘contour’ spread collar - MtM by Hemrajani Brothers
Denim blue donegal style tie - Vanda Fine Clothing
Vintage bespoke oxfords - Ebay
E. Marinella silk square - Ebay
Watered silk boutonnière - A Suitable Wardrobe
Alberto Meda, Prototype ‘Light Light’ Armchair, 1988
( via Phillips Art Auctions )