One of the main things I like about changing seasons, is the end of season sales at stores. I’ve mentioned this before, but since I used to work at a retail store, I know how good the sales can get. I picked up this suit at the end of the season from Club Monaco. It’s a navy two button spring suit made of cotton, half canvas, with working button holes.
I paid $99 for the jacket and $34 for the pants. Very seldomly do I not get the works, I’m a believer in buying the suit that what one can afford, and then take it to the tailor. (saw that quote recently on Tumblr via Nacho Broadway)
Pants ($20 for tailoring): Slimmed from above the knee down, and the cuff taken down from 2″ to 1.75″. It is some what difficult to see in the pictures (I’m working on getting a lighting setup, so I can take better pics with more detail)
Jacket ($65 for tailoring): Tapered in the waist, sleeves shortened (very small amount, just enough so the cuff would show) and I had the sleeves slimmed from about mid bicep down. I also had the center seam taken in as well.
Check out my Tumblr for out takes.
Tie: J.Crew, Shirt: Ralph Lauren, Tie bar: Fine and Dandy Shop
Honor Thy Tailor,