Tailored Casual with the Tucked-in Short Sleeve Shirt

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If you can’t already tell, I really document my casual outfits.  At one end, I typically dress down a suit or blazer with a polo shirt.  For the other side of the spectrum, I go full 1990’s inspired, with a faded sweater and some jeans and sneakers.  For this article, I decided to delve more into into an outfit that is more “casually tailored”, a term frequented by style bloggers like Dan Trepanier.  My version looks toward the cool summer/vacation styles of the 1930s-1950s, where tucked in shortsleeves were all the rage.  It’s perfect for summer, since you’re probably looking to leave your long-sleeve shirts at home.

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Three DBs, Three Styles

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This past weekend, I decided to challenge my self and wear a Double Breasted jacket every day.  Most guys don’t like to wear double breasted suits and blazers since they think it’s too old school or it never fits right.  Well, I’m here to prove you wrong; the double breasted jacket is awesome and is a definite great addition to your sartorial wardrobe.  To add to the fun, I also decided to take the opportunity and craft outfits for three of my favorite styles!

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A Tailoring Experiment: Pleated Trousers

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Now that we can agree that pleats are cool, it’s time to try them out.  I noted in my previous article that it is difficult to obtain pleated pants with the necessary details (high rise, slim-straight).  So when I was presented with an opportunity to try and tailor down some 1980’s baggy, double pleated pants, I took it.  If it worked out, I may have found a way to get pleated pants at an affordable price! If not, I’ll be out a few bucks, but I know it can’t be done. Let’s find out!

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The Armoury for Less: Blue, Grey, and Brown

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Nothing is more classic than the colors of blue, grey, and brown.  They are staples that every man should have in his closet, whether they take form as a suit, sportcoat, pants, or even ties! This article recreates an outfit from the Armoury (and Brycelands Co) utilizing these classic colors.  The fact that my outfit costs $300 while the other costs $3,000 is an added bonus.

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A Subdued Spring/Summer Pitti Uomo

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Pitti Uomo, the bi-annual tradeshow and site of #menswear pilgrimage, has come and gone again.  Men of course were dressed in a variety of styles, whether they were classic like the Armoury boys or overly peacocking like AE Marmora.  Even though we couldn’t attend, my friends decided to be inspired and dress up.  Instead of going a bit crazy like we did last time,  we went with more subdued and classic styles.

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