been a while, but your boy is back and possibly in a very big way. i got married 8 weeks ago and in true hashtag menswear form am obligated to give you fellers a run down on the fit for the day. also, capitalization is over for me. we’re in the future, baby, damn near 2015, lowercasing for efficiency will be key to our survival. in my last post i talked about Paul Eliot USA, a project I was working on with my dear friend and DC #menswear buddy M. Eliot Payne. after a year of developing suit prototypes from scratch (running into our more than our fair share of fashion start-up pitfalls) we found ourselves with different visions both business and style-wise and thus decided to go our separate ways in delivering American-made suits to the masses. I cannot thank my friend enough for going in with me on the time and expense required to develop a bootstrapped clothing line.
now, the unstruxedo.
a dream of mine a year or so in the making that i was very proud to wear on my wedding day. the idea was simple.. take the unstructured, patch pocket soft jacket in a lightweight black wool and finish it with satin tuxedo trim. starting with my last prototype jacket, i took the pattern back to the drawing board to fix it up with peak lapels, maintaining the same high button stance and casual detailing. floating canvas was inserted in the chest to provide a little more body to the jacket and sleeve heading to the shoulders. the jacket remained 1/4 lined and lining was added to the front of the trousers (only to the knee), which was much needed on a June afternoon in the sun wearing black wool.
note: it was literally (figuratively literally) impossible not to end the gallery with the “walking off into our new life” image
Tuxedo - “custom, no labels..”
Shirt - Read Wall custom cutaway 3” club collar, stud front
Sus’penders - gift from Jay at The Knottery
Shoes - Jack Erwin ’Jake’ single monk, DIY-dyed black
Watch - Seiko 5 on a nato band
Pocketsquare - Heirloom from my wife’s grandmother
Bow tie - vintage something