Sundays

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Jacket: Barbour \ Charcoal Scoop Neck: H&M \ Windowpane Flannel Trousers: Gap x GQ \ Boots: Johnston & Murphy

Another instalment of the Sundays series, embodying simplicity with a waxed jacket, flannel trousers and well-worn boots. This is likely the last weekend to be able to wear Fall/Winter pieces. Here’s to warmer weather!

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Sundays

Introducing Sundays, a new series on DWNS showcasing what I am wearing on that particular day.

Growing up in a Christian family, my parents instil the importance of dressing up for church. It was a sign of respect to not only the congregation, but also to God. Many years later despite my infrequent attendance, I have embodied the concept of dressing your best for the last day of the week. “Sundays” isn’t descriptive sequence, but rather it’s a weekly visual representation of my ever evolving style and the notion of being casually tailored.

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Navy Hopsack Jacket and Shirt: Spier & Mackay \ Grey Hopsack Trousers: Epaulet \ Chocolate Suede Tassels: Crockett & Jones 

The first instalment features me soaking up the Sun with a neutral colour palette of brown, grey and navy – a combination that never goes out of style.

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Muji Linen Drawstring Trousers

For awhile now, I have been searching for a pair of higher rise casual linen pants with the intention to be worn with my casual and formal wardrobe, think loafers, button up shirts, casual sport coats, velvet slippers or scoop neck shirts. After a hard felt search, I think I finally found the perfect one.

The pair I picked up is from Muji, a Japanese retailer I exclusively buy my turtlenecks from. What I like about Muji, is it’s affordable price point and minimalistic approach to its products – no branding and simplistic designs. Their clothes also tend to run longer (sleeves, hem length) and slimmer, which is perfect for my slender body frame.

This pant is a true blue, which adds some colour to your Spring Summer wardrobe without appearing too outlandish, like a royal blue occasionally does. Here I have complied two looks, demonstrating it’s ability to be worn with casual or tailored pieces alike.

Laidback Weekends:

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Drawstring Linen Trousers and Grey Shawl Cardigan: Muji | White Scoop Neck: All Saints | Woven Braided Loafers: Allen Edmonds | Waxed Cotton Jacket: Barbour

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For a casual look I like to roll up the hem more to open the option of wearing sneakers. Additionally, a shawl collar cardigan is one of those sweaters that acts as an ideal substitute for blazers. This particular grey, also from Muji, has two front pockets, allowing for more storage and alleviating the need for a bag.

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I particularly like the weight of these trousers, they are incredibly light yet it drapes substantially well. The fit is slim but not overly so. Linen will also stretch out a little, so you don’t have to size up if it feels a little snug. This pair is in a size “XS” The inseam for all the sizes come in a standard 34″. I discovered this from trying the “S” too. Usually a 32″ inseam will achieve a perfect no-break for me but I have no intention of altering this as it gives me the liberty of rolling up the hem for casual pairings.

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Drawstring Formality:

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Navy String Loafers: Sacoor Brothers | Drawstring Linen Trousers: Muji | Band Collar Blue Gingham Linen Shirt: IndoChino | Blue Wool-Linen Jacket: Local Singaporean Tailor

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The trousers are a mid-high rise, measuring at 11″ for size “XS”. An interesting feature that this trouser has is a drawstring. Initially when I was on the hunt for a linen pant, the drawstring was not a feature I was seeking. But after product examination, the drawstring grows on you and helps to hold the trousers up if the waist is a little loose. Alternatively, there are also belt loops if you feel like using a braided belt instead.

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The trouser comes in four different colours: tan, navy, light grey and this blue. I find the grey to be a little too pale and the navy a little too dark, treading on opposite ends of the formality spectrum. For it’s intended purpose, I find the blue or tan to be the easiest colours to match. But of course, before you make this decision, you need to take into consideration of your wardrobe’s prominent colour palette.

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A matching jacket is available as well, making it perfect for those who are seeking to acquire a casual linen suit. I contemplated upon getting the jacket but the narrow notch lapels and 3 button closure was a little too trendy for my liking. At the time of purchase, these were on sale at $49.99. It might be full price at the moment but still well worth it.

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Odd Three Piece

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An “Odd Three Piece” is a term to describe an ensemble using different or un-matching cloths for it’s trousers, waistcoat and jacket. As clearly illustrated above, the trousers is a charcoal birdseye cloth, the waistcoat a blue tweed houndstooth and the jacket a grey wool Guabello cloth. Furthermore, a blue striped spread collar shirt and herringbone socks were used to add a little visual interest to the outfit’s entirety. An “Odd Three Piece” is a favourable method for individuals seeking to implement a little more creativity to their business casual attire.

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