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November 20th, 2013

1. Oh So 70s


Photography shot with the Canon EOS 70D digital SLR camera, with Dual Pixel AF technology and built-in Wi-Fi

The trick to mixing black and brown is keeping a noticeable contrast. Rather than combining black with dark chocolate, try a lighter shade like this tobacco hopsack.

On a separate note; something about a mustache and a paisley scarf is so 70s, in a good way.


Taking cues from The Odd Vest here. I designed this double-breasted waistcoat with rounded corners and shawl lapels (part of a three-piece suit in Ariston fabric) to double as a formal waistcoat under one of my tuxedos or dinner jackets.

A paisley scarf is a nod to the old school, and a great way to add a punch of pattern to a more subdued look.


I’ve been working closely with the good people at Johnston & Murphy, test-driving their new styles and providing feedback on the quality and design. I was rather impressed with these two-tone (black & brown) chunky wingtips.

The Karnes Wingtip model is a great pair to add contrast to a look – whether it’s a rugged edge to a tailored look (like here), or a clean & sharp feel to a more casual weekend outfit.