Having one or two blouses made from traditional menswear shirting fabrics in your closet is a good idea.
Some days it’s nice to put on a menswear shirt and cozy sweater.
We needn’t be all svelte, all the time.
You’ve seen this shirt and sweater — together and apart — before.
It’s time for another round of applause for the off-the-shoulder sweater.
I had an idea recently for a series of sequential posts — threads — in which I show a garment as part of two or three different outfits. Not an original idea, but nevertheless a good one, yes?* Because, ideally, that’s the way our wardrobes should work: every piece should go with at least three things.
So, you’ve got that to look forward to in 2019! Plus, several of my colleagues have agreed to do guest posts. Very exciting to contemplate the forthcoming variety.
This sweater is an oatmeal-y non-color — which I like — but I felt that it would benefit from a little color. Marigold is just right; a complement to the blue and the undertones of the oatmeal.
Back to menswear shirting!
I wouldn’t wear a shirt like this with a grey flannel two- or three-button suit in earnest for a formal work occasion (client meeting, court), but I would wear it untucked with such a suit belted with, say, the Weight Securing System on a day when I only had internal meetings scheduled. That would be an appropriate send-up of the patriarchy.
Sweater: Theory; Shirt: Thomas Mason for JCrew; Jeans: JCrew; Shoes: Coach; Bag: Coach
* I feel like I have floated this idea in the past, but cannot find the promise in a quick search of old posts. Regardless, the idea is more concrete this time. I’ve sketched out five threads (A-E) of two or three posts each (A1, A2, A3), which overlap (e.g., a post can be both C2 and D1). I used the software that is used to forecast blood bank logistics to map it out.+
+ I’m kidding . . .but only about the software.