I was asked about what inspired the way I put my outfit together each day. I think through most of the getting dressed process subconsciously. My first thought is about who I’ll be meeting that day. Typically the older generation tend to be traditional & the younger generation contemporary.
My style remains the same but how I express it can be tweaked. I tend to be reserved for when I’m in the company of traditional mindsets & more flamboyant for the rest. My suit is the first thing I select, my shirt the second. I believe the shirt should contrast the vibrancy of my chosen suit fabric. Bold patterns and colourful suits blend well with plain shirts – preferably white. Plain fabrics allow for striped and patterned shirts, although white shirts can work well here too.
“..always Morts & More…”
The tie is the next item I reach for. I love knitted ties – anytime I can blend one into my outfit, I will. The majority of the ties I wear are plain (albeit bright) or stripy. I reserve the stripes for when I’m wearing a suit without a bold pattern. Then I make sure my pocket square compliments either my tie or shirt. I detail how I do that in this video here. My cufflinks are always Morts & More. The socks go on next, followed by the shoes. I like it when I can match my socks to my tie, alternatively I match or compliment them with my trousers.
I think this system is simple, yet very effective. What is yours?
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