So you're probably really questioning this title choice. To be honest, it had me stumped for a while, like how can I say "I dressed like a dad or well dressed middle aged man" in a cool kinda way? This was what I came up with, I guess I'm getting old (sort of?) maybe it's a mental thing.
Anyway, welcome to the second consistent post! I'm actually doing a bit of work with Weavers Door in Liverpool so I manage to get some shoots done whilst I'm with the boys (hence the recent rise in content).
So the fact of the matter is, I'm changing. I'm growing up and my fashion tastes are growing up too. It was kind of about halfway through this shoot when I realised this is probably a very similar style to what my dad would wear, just without the belly...
I was actually trying to go for something new in terms of my fashion tastes, experimenting with new cuts and fits, new brands and just generally trying to reinvent my style a little. And to be honest, the response on Instagram was pretty great. This outfit reached the most number of likes I've had in, well, ever. It's safe to say I was chuffed. When you're starting out as a blogger you really learn to appreciate the little things.
The bit you've all been waiting for, this glorious fit. Let's start with the jacket.
The Universal Works Bakers Jacket in Navy Moleskin. This has got to be one of the biggest staples you have GOT to have in your wardrobe. I've recently fallen head over heels in love with Universal Works, from their branding, fits and most of all, materials. This is a prime example of that, I own several work jackets, all with a similar style, colour and pocket layout. But it's the subtleties that will make me choose this above the rest. The moleskin as a material is one of the softest things I've ever touched, and it also gives this really nice textured look to the jacket. It has a heavy look to it but in truth, it's surprisingly light. Obviously you have all the pockets where you need them to be and the oversized yet tailored fit makes this jacket perfect for pretty much any scenario you might be dressing for.
Underneath I've gone back to my roots with the Carhartt Chase Neck Zip in Dark Grey. This is something new for me as I don't normally mess with this pullover kind of style, and the high neck reminiscent of sportswear or lounge wear is something I'd normally avoid. But this is the thing. It caught my eye, the last thing I expected was the first to complete the outfit. As an under layer I found it was perfect, it held just the right amount of detailing to not seem too obnoxious or in your face but still make a statement. With the 'belly pockets' (you know what I mean) as well, it's ideal for winter.
So going down one more layer, we reach the T-shirt. In my opinion one of the most important pieces you can ever own. This will literally define your comfort for the rest of your day so you'd better invest. I've gone for the Champion Reverse Weave T-Shirt in Rose (it's more like a pastel pink). I'm a big fan of this tee in general, even if it's not pink. The minimal branding on the left sleeve has got to be a winner for me and I haven't actually seen it implemented by many other brands, it's a subtlety that I personally enjoy, and you'll know that Champion logo from a mile off. As for my choice in pink. I needed something for this outfit to really make it pop. because the pullover was such a dark grey I found it kind of just washed me over with all the navy involved too. The pink was something to just break it up a little, not too much, but just enough. It makes the outfit look a little less thrown on and a little more curated, it gives this kind of statement of "yeah, I kinda just threw on some sh*t this morning, but I did actually think about what I was throwing on".
Last but not least I'm moving to the pants. These are the Carhartt Johnson Pant in a Dark Navy Heather. Now there are a couple of colours and materials to this pant so you know its a very versatile style. With this loose tapered fit it works well on my pretty skinny legs and the roll ups look good over almost any shoe. In terms of the pockets it has a very suit pant like feel, with buttoned back pockets and a flat front, it's got a very smart style, but you can wear them in a very casual way. The way they hang is just effortless yet with a little bit of, well, something! I always trust Carhartt with my leg wear, they constantly nail their colours and fits season to season, you can't go wrong.
As for accessories I'm holding the Carhartt Military Shopper Bag in Rover Green, this bad boy fits TONNES. Easy choice for any city traveler. And of course, footwear, I've got the Converse One Star's. Need I say more?
So, that's it for this week, I'm going to try and provide new content from now on a weekly basis, make up something a bit more regular for you guys! Let me know what you think, it's weird because as a blogger, you always ask yourself "does anyone actually read this stuff?" I mean, it's a tough call right? But anyway, for those who do, I hope you've enjoyed it!
'Til next time.