When it comes to Monday inspirations I always want to create them for one purpose, and that’s to inspire my readers on what to wear for the upcoming week. This means that I often do not look at the price tag on the products that I’m using but today we will do this differently, today is about putting together an affordable outfit for the summer. The whole outfit will cost less than 5000 SEK and includes everything from a straw hat from H&M to an affordable watch from Briston.
Today’s inspiration is about the gentleman who’s taking a stroll in the city. The weather is nearly perfect with the sun shining against your sunglasses, having an Italian espresso and just enjoying life (credits to Eidos Napoli for header).
The Panama hat, one of the most classic head wear piece a gentleman can wear. It can be worn in various of ways, casually with a pair of khaki trousers and a polo shirt on top, to a navy suit with the tie and leather shoes. I couldn’t decide which one I should choose, so I made a inspiration with a combination between both of them.
The navy suit is without any doubt the most versatile piece of clothing that you can wear in the office, but sometimes there’s just moments when you want to dress down. We still have the shirt and tie but instead we’re replacing the oxfords with a pair of loafers and a more bold pocket square. This may not be accepted at the more formal meetings, but I think it’s a perfect example how you can dress down for the office without drawing too much attention.
So after a short period off it’s time to get back to business. As of this Monday I would like us to take a closer at what I would call the ‘Italian Preppy’. At first sight a pinstripe fabric makes the suit formal that’s used for business meetings, but when combined right it can be worn in a completely different way. This is how I would wear the grey pinstripe suit, combining Italian flair with a taste of American preppiness. How would you wear it?
It’s time to get back to basics and we do this with iconic navy suit. This suit is the base for every man’s wardrobe and there’s not a single color which can’t be combined with it. Today I’ve choosen a lightweight suit in fresco wool to celebrate the warmer weather that’s finally here to stay.
I’m not the person who normally wears hats but a hat that has catched my attention lately is the newsboy cap. This is thanks to people like Antonio Ciongoli and Fabio Attanasio that always wears them to perfection. Today’s Monday inspiration will focus on this particular cap how to combine it in a way that’s not to dressed or to casual (header, Antonio Ciongoli and Quinton Clemm over at Eidos Napoli).
A color that has got my attention for a while now is the color brown. Brown matches with nearly all colors that you can think of, it’s only your imagination that stops you what to combine it with. I think brown works best with blue, green or beige and that’s what today’s inspiration is about, my favorite colors combined with the brown jacket.
I know that I talk a lot about earthy colors but there’s a reason for this. The reason is fairly simple, it’s the easiest group of color that can be used for both men and women. The key to a good wardrobe is to have colors that’s easier to combine with each other, and therefor do I highly recommend to start off with similar colors to build it. Today I’ve combined khaki, brown and beige in lighter tones to catch the right feeling for spring (Header credits to Eidos Napoli).
The legendary M-65 field jacket is a classic piece that will be the perfect companion for the upcoming spring. It’s good against wind, keeps you warm during colder spring days and most of the field jackets nowadays is water repellent and protects very decent if the rain decides to come. I’ve combined two Italian’s specialists together, with a water-repellent field jacket from Apesi in the army green color and a suit from Satoria Formosa in the popular Solaro fabric will get you that perfect spring feeling.