Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dress Code: Cloudy Day Shopping

-Yesterday the weather kept alternating between sunbreak and light sprinkles, but Grace and I headed to Portland to do some shopping before we head back to school. I'm posting this just to propose the idea of chambray (or any casual BD) over a light sweater as an early-spring (or early-fall) option. As far as a concept goes with this, I guess the main idea is protecting the refined shirt/tie/sweater with a more rugged piece. You might ask "Protecting from what?" and I might reply "a hobo's shiv." But really there's no concept, I just think it looks kind of cool, and I liked the three depths of blue in the complete look. I've done this before over a grey crewneck sweatshirt, but this was the first time I threw the chambray on as a shirt-jacket over a tie-combo. A bit unconventional, but I think this is something I'll try again when I'm in need of one more light layer.
-Chambray, Gap $40
-Sweater, J. Crew $40
-Gnar face, No sleep, priceless.

5 comments:

Saqib said...

I've worn that Gap chambray over an oxford and with a puffer vest. Never thought of wearing it over a sweater but seems to work well. Just wish it was a little heavier weight fabric.

JFK Jean said...

Sick kit. Had to snatch this one up for the Mod archives....

Angelo said...

Much appreciated homie

Brian Bielawa said...

not bad, cool look. What are the shoes Angelo?

Angelo said...

Shoes are DKNY calfskins, cheap inbetweeners to get me through until I can snag some Aldens.