Want Of The Week

This week’s Want Of The Week is a wool pinstripe scarf from Club Monaco.

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What was always known as a ‘formal’ pattern has been slowly making its transition into the casual sphere as of late. The backdrop colour is navy, making it easy to pair. The stripes are not as wide or aggressive as a chalkstripe, allowing you to provide pattern subtlety to your outfits. The scarf also helps to elongate your torso, which makes you appear taller (Y).

I can envision this scarf to be paired with a camel or navy overcoat, a neutral coloured turtleneck, slim brown trousers (navy and brown is always a favourable combination) and a pair of slick dark brown chukkas.

 

Want Of The Week

Introducing a new segment on the blog, Want Of The Week. The Want Of The Week features an item that I want, obviously, but not necessarily need. It also has to encompass the message of the blog, namely versatility and timelessness.

Without further adieu, the first item on WOTW (Want Of The Week) is a Navy Topcoat from SuitSupply.

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I listed the Topcoat as one of my Fall Essentials. It’s an incredibly versatile piece that allows you to pair it both casually and formally. Think of pairing a cashmere sweater (or hoodie) and denim for casual wear, while a shirt/tie (or turtleneck) and a suit/blazer for formal wear.

This slim cut pure wool jacket features a 2.5 roll lapel that visually elongates one’s torso, a generous notch lapel width (deducing it at 4″ from the given image), lightly padded shoulders for layering comfort and vertical pockets to keep your hands warm.

Certain brands like to substitute the vertical or patch pockets for flapped pockets instead. I don’t understand the rationale behind that… It essentially renders the pocket useless as placing anything in flapped pockets will only deteriorate the jacket.

Valued at $429, this beautiful topcoat also comes in a dark gray. Unless you only own navy suits, either colour will compliment your formal wardrobe well. However, I do believe that the navy topcoat will be substantially easier to pair casually. If you are interested, act quickly. Because sizes are running out fast.