midweSTYLE: Campustyle

March 28, 2011
The Midwestyle Boys reunited on Park University’s campus (where none of us went). We mixed up classic looks and pieces with something fresh, new and unexpected:
Chambray pants, Dad’s old jacket and a pair of Red Wing boots.

A blazer to dress it up, a varsity jacket to keep cool and a windbreaker for purpose.

WHAT JEFF’S WEARING: A clean varsity jacket matched with chambray pants is an unexpected look I’ve grown to like. Instead of the regular denim, I often try to see how I can incorporate these chambray pants into a look. I think it turned out well, even when blending the textures and patterns.
WHAT SETH’S WEARING: When wearing a lighter jacket, it’s not a a bad idea to create a high contrast. The dark denim suited him well against his Dad’s glorious “Mizzou ’68” windbreaker. Pair this look with a neutral tie, and you’re looking sharp. Is he breaking the black/brown rule? To that we say, “What rule?”
WHAT CAM’S WEARING: Navy blazer and khaki chinos are a pretty standard go-to outfit, but we mixed it up with some boots. Preppy but practical. That’s what we like.

Jeff (L): Varsity wool & leather jacket (Wild Man Vintage, sale $9) by Butwin; Chambray welt pocket pant ($69) by American Apparel, brown captoe shoes (thrift, $5.99) by Bass; blue and yellow repp tie (thrifted, $1); gold “boyfriend” watch ($12.99) by Target.
Seth (C): “Slim Jim” dry black-coated denim (Standard Style, sale $75) by Nudie Jeans; wool skinny tie (Urban Outfitters, sale $9.99) by BDG; retro “Mizzou ’68′” windbreaker (father’s jacket in college); brown woven-and-stitched tassle loafers (thrifted, $9).

Cam (R): Suede Irish Setter boots by Red Wing Shoes; faded khaki chinos (Urban Outfitters, $50) by Paul Frank; navy “Captain’s Blazer” (thrifted, $10); pink plaid “Sunday’s Best” tie (thrifted, $2).

Photography by Jarred Donalson

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17952369089649656400 mallory wiegers

    in the nicest way possible, i dying that seth is standing up a stair

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14573602087933256660 Jarred D.

    @mallory wiegers he looked so out of place otherwise. It’s the price you pay to have tall friends.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02105619277913578745 The Thriftaholic (Leilani)

    All of you look sharp! I like how your outfits seem made for the setting, the vintage varsity jackets give the pictures a retro ‘man about campus’ feel. Well done.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17124534007969075304 sophiadiarrhea

    Jeff-Jeff, would it kill you to smile? You have such a pleasant grin.

    Well done, you’re all beauties.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16698059593079901763 Jeff

    Mal – We know.

    Jarred – #tallfriendproblems

    Leilani – Thanks friend!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01755368300049507580 IndiaMorgan

    how do you boys feel about a girl (or girls?) saying “woah i would kill for that lettermen / that windbreaker / those boots”? because, you know, i wouldn’t want to offend you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00165257615168669558 Seth J. Putnam

    @MalWiegs – You can GET OUT.

    @IndiaMorgan – We’re soooo offended. (Recommended reading: The shearling boots post in which I’m forced to buy women’s boots from L.L. Bean.) Naw, it’s all fair game as long as it works for your style.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10684115649974540620 Lily

    All of you look sharp! Great outfits!

    Lily @ http://wearwithchinos.com

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