Who Wore it Best: Olive Leather Wingtips

September 11th, 2013

I beat the guys so badly in our latest “who wore it best” post, that I thought I should offer them a rematch asap.

It just so happen that our friends at Johnston & Murphy were looking to hook-up the Articles of Style crew with some new kicks for Fashion Week, so Towni, Wes and I looked through their latest collection and agreed on a pair for our next challenge… We all love a good wingtip, especially one in an unexpected, but still versatile, color. Therefore, we went with the Tyndall wingtip in olive leather.

Feel free to vote for your favorite outfit, and tell us why (or why not) in the comments!

1. Dan – Tropical Tailoring

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This is officially the first look published from our new home in Los Angeles.

We shot this in our backyard (Alex and I are sharing a house) and, yes, we have a backyard! Complete with our own fruit trees (oranges, bananas, avocados, pomogranates, all that). As a guy from Canada who’s been living in manhattan for the past eight years, I’m excited for a change in lifestyle…not to mention the changes coming with our site, content and business… More on all that soon.

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I’m still figuring out my LA style, so for this “who wore it best” I thought I’d stick to what I know best: seasonal tailoring.

Had to go with the tropical inspiration: unlined linen suit, flowy raw silk shirt, and a classic Panama hat. The brass and gold touches give it a little edge and compliment the rich green of the shoes.

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These olive leather wingtips are more versatile than you might think.

My favorite things to pair them with: khaki chinos, washed jeans, light grey trousers, tan/brown suits.

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  • White linen/silk henley t-shirt by Theory ·
  • Brass railroad spike ring by Giles & Brother ·
  • “Stella” Watch by Brera Orologi ·
  • Slim brown leather belt Vintage ·
  • “Tyndall” olive leather wingtips by Johnston & Murphy
  • · Natural 100% linen suit

Sand Linen Suit

2. Towni – Weekend Grungy

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Towni took a casual angle, repping his new home in Brooklyn with a grungy denim-on-denim look. The only time the guy wears a suit anymore is when he’s working his new gig at MAB!

Either way, he offsets the denim washes like a pro, while subtly pulling together the greens of the shirt, belt, and shoes.

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Towni has really got me thinking about growing my hair out – especially now that I’m out on the West coast.

I think the long hair, and the Samurai bun (as he calls it), really suits him. With the beard it gives him a slight “grungy” character that offset his usually very clean, preppy style.

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It’s also worth mentioning how comfortable these shoes are!

Their cushioned insole, leather lining and rubber sole make them noticeably more comfortable than a lot of wingtips…which is especially noticeable when you’re in the business of wearing shoes fresh out of the box, without socks.

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  • Denim jacket by Levis Vintage ·
  • Red/Green Plaid shirt by JCrew ·
  • Faded black jeans by J. Crew ·
  • Aviator shades by Randolph Engineering ·
  • “Tyndall” olive leather wingtips by Johnston & Murphy

3. Wes – Original Gangster

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Wes went full-out 1920’s gangster with a mean double-breasted suit, club collar shirt and  retro paisley tie. Call it rum-runner-chic.

This is one of those outfits, and photos, that represents the beauty of timeless style. For example, check it out in black & white; without context it would be very hard to determine the year/decade/era.

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I have a feeling we’re going to get a lot of emails about this beautiful Ariston cloth suit…

Don’t forget, Articles of Style readers get 10% off their first order at Michael Andrews Bespoke.

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The olive leather almost looks brown, but stands apart just enough to catch the eye.

Of course they’re sharp enough for a business suit, they’re dressy wingtips after all.

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Charcoal Essential Suit

White USA Oxford Shirt

 

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Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

Articles of Style

 

Photography by Alex Crawford