I believe a man should have color in his imagination, character and his clothes.Considering my proudly conservative wardrobe, I find bright and loud colored items very desperate and gaudy, yet occasionally I find it very refreshing
Pink and green. Outside my stubborn fixation on conservative colors, pairing these two have got to be favorite color combo. I love this combo so much there is not week that I don’t pair these two; either via my shirt and tie or shirt and pocket square or in my extreme state shirt and socks.
In the 1920’s themed TV show Boardwalk Empire, celebrated actor John Buscemi plays the role of one the most immaculately dressed gangsters to ever grace TV. Before all hours killed on the couch held captivate by the well put together costume of the show, I’ll admit had a shallow appreciation for detail and accessorizing. Knucky Thompson, the shows leading character played John Buscemi, has single handedly defined the meaning of a well dressed man. My infatuation with his character’s wardrobe has suddenly sparked an acute eye for lapel pins, waist coats and collar tab shirts paired with flamboyant paisley printed silk ties. I use to hold the view that men in the 50’s represented the peak of menswear but the men of the 20’s blow them out of the water without breaking a sweat. John Buscemi’s character has a knack of channeling bold colors in a way that has got reaching out for my pink shirts and purple printed ties, which is rather surprising for a gentleman whose idea of dancing on the edge of style is employing just two patterns in an ensemble. Thank you Mr. Knucky Thomson Allen x
About a month ago I picked up this beautiful TM Lewin three button navy suit during one of my thrifting rendezvous.Initially i wrote it off as a bad impulse buy until a liitle inspiration fairy flew my way. The three button cut on this little beauty gave a little room in the shoulder ,but I figured once it was my size it would probably work out if my tailor and the laundry guys had a go at it, I was so dead wrong.
Notch Lapel seersucker jacket by Hackett, Shirt by TM Lewin, Gray pants by Jack Reid, Vintage Suspenders and Tassel loafers by Johnston & Murphy