Riff off Esquire, attach card people can print off and take their measurements.
For my second day of interviews*, I didn’t wear a tie or a dress shirt. It was cold, and I wanted to be warm yet still professional….looking….sort of. The day before, I picked up the perfect sweatshirt from Jack Spade and I really wanted to wear it on this dreary day. Why not be comfortable and stylish, so I pulled an “easy card” and threw a sport coat over it. Really, that’s all it takes. Just put a freaking blazer or sport coat (that fits, mind you) over your top.
It was a drab day in the city with my concrete camouflage outfit.
I think what made this outfit work was the slim fitting sweatshirt under the sport coat. The shark socks were a nice little touch to let you know that in fact, I do have a soul and a sense of humor. Sharks are always funny, right?
Billtornade grey wool sport coat, Marc by Marc Jacobs slim fit trousers, Jack Spade “Burkee” sweatshirt sale $62.50 reg $120, Nordstrom 1901 blue suede bucks sale $44 reg $99, Merona for Target shark socks $2.50 (you can get these now at your local Target, along with spiders, skulls, shamrocks and flamingos.
*These weren’t really interviews. These were more or less prearranged times to informally meet important people, smile and match my face to that resume as I handed it over. Brownie points awarded to make note on the color of my resume.
Jeff: You do not need many jackets or sport coats in your wardrobe. Perhaps a blue blazer and a grey sportcoat. Whatever is your style and the season. However for the winter, I got my hands on a grey sport coat and having been experimenting with different ways to wear it. 3 looks, 1 sport coat. The sport coat is a Billtornade one, shrunken size small. I’m 6’2 and about 150lbs, soaking wet.
WORK: Ok, not so professional. Gotta stay on the grind.
Baldwins “the Henley”, Filson tote, 1901 blue bucks.
|CASUAL: Why not throw a blazer over your sweatshirt.
Jack Spade slim fit crewneck, Marc by Marc Jacobs slim fit slacks.
|PLAY: Striped tee and sport coat. Sure.
American Apparel tee, Gant by Michael Bastian F/W destroyed khakis, thrifted Bass shoes.
Why you need a good sportcoat?
WORK: Throw it on over a button down for an interview.
CASUAL: Throw it on over a sweatshirt so you make your look at little more put together but comfortable.
PLAY: Throw it on over a t-shirt and pray for the coming of spring to arrive with some stripes.
Go ahead and throw a sportcoat over your t-shirt and jeans, hell, even try it over a slim-fitting sweatshirt.
Baldwin denim 6months, no wash “the Henley” dry stretch $198, Filson Canvas tote $40 –
reg $80 (ebay), Nordstrom 1901 blue suede bucks $44 – reg $99, American Apparel White Oxford Button down $50, J.CREW leather belt $4.99 – reg $25, Timex Camper Watch $18 – reg $25 (amazon), Thrifted Van Heusen tie $1, Thrifted antique rifle tie bar $6, Billtornade Wool Small Blazer $210 – reg $680.
I don’t know who you are Sergio
Valerie Valente, but your brown tie is beautiful. Go America.