Summer Style, All In The Details

As we are now in the full swing of summer, let’s look at one way to give an East Coast sartorial tradition a contemporary twist.  Nothing quite says summer style like a blue blazer, linen trousers, and worn-in white bucks.  Timeless, yes; but not necessarily stuffy.

In this case, details make the difference and allow the outfit to reflect a breezy, comfortable air.

Some may recognize these images as being from the session that yielded OTC’s winning Brooks Brothers’ “Dandiest at the Derby” entry.

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The Ralph Lauren blazer benefits from an updated cut, side vents, and high arm-hole stance.  Brightening up the outfit while pulling together the ensemble’s components is a Hickey Freeman tie in a contemporary plaid.  Brooks Brothers’ Ainsley shirt, Custom linen trousers and 22 year-old Brooks Brother’s white bucks – no socks – set the sartorial foundation.

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A pale blue edged pocket square from Alan Flusser, Smart Turnout’s Yale University cuff links, and J. Press ribbon belt provide personal detail and visual texture.  Rounding out the look is a vintage Brooks Brothers’ Panama hat and family walking stick with silver collar, monogrammed in 1923.

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2 Responses to “Summer Style, All In The Details”

  1. stephen says:

    Lookin good!

  2. OTC says:

    Thank you, sir!

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