Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Quarter: SS Looks featuring Wharf Shirting

-I've written a few times about how I prefer fall/winter style, but this winter has been brutally cold and wet, and I'm ready for some sun. With graduation (and having to find a job) on the horizon, I needed to upgrade my SS shirt game, so I turned to my friends at Wharf for a helping hand. Having been thoroughly satisfied with my Wharf "ONE" last season, this year I sprung for the THREE linen spread-collar and the TWO BD club-collar in seersucker. Aside from my purple chambray Gitman, I didn't have any shirts that were both light enough for the summer heat but refined enough for whatever formal tasks the summer might bring (job interviews, weddings, etc.) But I am legitimately stoked on these two shirts. The fabric choice is perfect for warm weather and collar type is versatile in its own way. I built a few SS looks around the two shirts, check out the photos and further commentary after the jump.

-On the new episode on No Logos (which will be out soon!) my colleagues express their affinity for an unbuttoned spread-collar. I have to respectfully disagree, I think spread collars should really only be rocked with a tie. That may limit the shirt's versatility, but I like that it forces you to dress up your look a bit, especially in the SS seasons when people tend to lean toward casual too often. What I like about the linen is that from any distance it looks refined, but it feels a bit rugged and breezy.
-Above: Jacket - Rugby. Knit - The Tie Bar. Tie Bar - Vintage. Pocket square - The Hill-Side. Belt - Vintage. Pants - Topman. Shoes - Alden. Watch - Bertucci. 
-Above: Some random leftover shots with the spread collar. The spread on the Wharf version isn't incredibly dramatic, which I think is a more accessible shirt for most guys, especially those making their first spread-collar purchase.
-Above: Jacket - Rugby. Pocket square - The Hill-Side. Jeans - Naked & Famous. 
-This was my first club-collar purchase and what I'm really digging is the ability to go from dressed-up to casual easily. The BD club can be worn just like any other button-down collar.
-Above: Tie - Blackbird. Tie Bar - vintage. 
-Above: Vest - vintage. Tie - Topman. Socks - Happy Socks. Sweater - J. Crew. Bow - Rugby.