This weeks outfit is a little more on the formal side. This look is ideal for weddings, work, or that date you want to look fantastic for. I love the classic style of the pale blue shirt, with a white contrast collar, and french cuffs. The history of the contrast collar shirt goes back around 100 years. Like most menswear, the concept of contrasting collars, and cuffs started out as something very functional. The shirt and cuffs on shirts used to be the first things to get dirty, and wear out, so a very creative woman made collars and cuffs that would detach from the shirts. Being that most shirts men wore back then were white, the cuffs came primarily in white and somewhere along the line someone swapped in white cuffs with a colored shirt.
The watch I chose to go with this is the Daniel Wellington "Classic York". I love the minimalistic face of the watch, with the dark textured brown band. The rose gold goes perfectly with the brown loafers, and tortoiseshell glasses. The white face complements the white accents found in the shirt, and pocket square.
The bracelets I selected are from oursaints.com. The brown and black textured beaded bracelets give the outfit a fun lift from the otherwise formal look.
I wore the same loafers I posted last week. This just goes to show the amount of versatility you can get out of this shoe. If you wanted to dress this look up a little bit you could swap out the loafers for a pair of brown oxfords or a velvet slipper from Stubbs and Wooton.
I chose a bright yellow silk knit tie, with navy stripes. The yellow adds a bit of flare to the overall look while the navy stripes connect back to the color of the suit. Lately I have been wearing a lot of knit ties. It gives a bit of a twist to the conventional tie, and provides a bit of fresh life to the outfit overall.
When it's all said and done, I really love this look. It has an air of classic sophistication, while not being to stuffy. It's a practical, and comfortable outfit that can give you the confidence you need whether you are wining, and dining clients or headed out for a night on the town.