N/Style: Mixing up your weekend style

I often find that on the weekends/when traveling I prefer to ditch the dress shirt when not called for, but love to wear my blazers. During the colder months, I love to wear a long sleeve polo under my blazers. The collar, while not usually a stiff as button downs gives some visual structure to the look as opposed to a crew-neck sweater. 

Polo/Belt: Ralph Lauren, Blazer/Socks: J. Crew, Pants: Brooks Brothers, Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, Glasses: Tom Ford, Watch: Maurice Lacroix. 

N/Style Journal: The Mews

With the vivid Spring colors in full effect, what better way to stand out than a bold-patterned blazer? I love this lightweight blazer from Hickey Freeman. The construction of the jacket is a bit less structured so it can be dressed up, or down. Here I have paired it with a crisp white button-down, and a pair of navy chinos. This look is a bit more dressy, but is still comfortable and can be worn without feeling too pretentious or overly dressed.  

N/Style Journal: The Friday Getaway

As the week draws to a close, what better way to leave work behind than in a Bentley? For this look I wore a navy suit jacket, with a classic Wall Street-inspired blue contrast collar shirt, some white chinos, and, to finish it off, a pair of suede double-monks. The upper half of the outfit has a more upscale look while the bottom half complements well but dresses down the outfit and keeps it young and fun. 

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Jacket: J. Lindeburg, Shirt: Ledbury Fine Shirt-Makers, Pants: Banana Republic, Shoes: Crosby Square, Watch: Daniel Wellington, Glasses: Ralph Lauren, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Car: 2015 Bentley Continental. Photography: Alec Hutchins

N/Style Journal: Denim on Denim

No white pants before Memorial Day? I'm calling bull on that one, after working in New York with publications like GQ, and Vogue no one could answer my question of why this is a rule, and further more agreed it was a silly rule. So I proudly wear these white jeans I recently purchased from Gap. They have stretch technology and have been incredibly light and comfortable after wearing them for a week straight. If you want to add in more denim either a light wash shirt or jacket is a great addition to the outfit. Here I kept the outfit a little more on the smart side with a Ralph Lauren polo, and Cole Haan loafers. 

N/Style Journal: I am Legend

While shooting across from Washington Square park with Emily a few days ago, we found a quiet little row of homes, with beautiful flowers, and trees. Having finished shooting my outfit of the day, I took off my tie and started to shoot her strolling down the side walk. After a few minutes an older Italian gentleman stepped out of his townhouse, and was watching us quite closely. Whilst preparing for what I thought would be a brisk command to leave the area of his sidewalk something strange happened. In a thick Italian accent, made deep with decades of use, he complemented me on my Hickey Freeman blazer. We began to talk about menswear, and after a few minutes of talking he opened the gate and told us we should shoot on his front stoop. Come to find out his townhouse was the very one used in the movie "I am Legend" starring Will Smithamong a host of other movies and TV shows. It was such a cool experience, and I couldn't have picked a better outfit for the occasion, however I do regret removing my tie, as you will note in the first few images. 

The double breasted blazer is by Hickey Freeman, and is made in America. It's become a staple piece in my wardrobe, and I will love it for years to come. The linen pants are by Bonobos, and suede loafers are by Johnston and Murphy. To pull it all together I threw in a white, cut-away collar shirt by Twillory, a green knit tie by Ledbury, and a navy tipped pocket square by Cotton Brew. 

N/Style Journal: Venturing out of downtown

Last week me and a few friends ventured out of our "below-midtown" Manhattan bubble and headed up to explore The Cloisters.  After a fantastic breakfast in the Lower East side at Café Henrie, we made the 45 minute train ride up to the museum and spent the beautiful Spring day exploring. For this look I went with a light brown blazer from J. Crew, paired with a short sleeve polo from Ralph Lauren. This is a casual look that is ideal for Spring/Summer weather. It elevates the casual polo and is a great look for casual events. 

Polo/Belt/Glasses: Ralph Lauren. Pants: Banana Republic, Jacket: J.Crew, Shoes: Johnston & Murphy.