Tuesday, February 2, 2016

LOOKBOOK | The velvety suit

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I realized I've been buying suits for the last two months or so. It's a bit weird if I really think about it because where I work we don't really wear suits. Heck, nobody even wears a tie anymore! But in an irrational attempt at rationalizing my purchases, I only went after the ones that were on sale (okay, save for one). Less guilt, I guess?

Anyway, I've since made a resolve to put in a little more effort into dressing up for work. That includes wearing more long-sleeved shirts, neckties and bow ties, and yes, suits. I mean, I gotta wear all the stuff I've been buying, right? You see, I usually fall into this trap where, due to sheer laziness, I simply wear a pullover or sweatshirt with whatever pants that requires the least amount of ironing.

So today I'm wearing a suit. A velvety suit.

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Thordis always scares me whenever she assumes this position atop the railings.

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I say velvety because it's not really velvet although the fabric's texture has that soft, velvety feel to it. It's a blend of reddish brown and white, which I think lends the suit some character.

Because, as I said, ours is not a suits type of workplace, I opted to dress it down. I did wear what you could call a proper office or business shirt but I ditched the tie. I chose something with pink because it goes well with the suit's color. I also went for a sockless look with cream-colored loafers. They're from a local brand called Paradigm Shoes, by the way (Support local!).

Now it feels very casual.

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All buttoned up but still the goofy o'l me.

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The gold aglets add a touch of sophistication to these loafers.

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All set and ready to rumble at work.

I know the pants need a little trimming but that'll do for now.
Suit and belt (Zara Man); shirt (Raoul); loafers (Paradigm Shoes).


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