Today’s ensemble is just a little bit devious. You see, recently my Boyfriend went on a trip for work, one of the stops of which was London. Of course, his luggage went missing, and he needed to buy new clothes for a conference he was attending. I had asked him to stop by the T.M. Lewin store in London to pick me up a set of Collar Stays, so naturally, he decided to kill two birds with one stone and grab some work Shirts and Ties there. The shirt I am wearing today is one of those.
I have been lusting after this Shirt from the moment I unpacked his luggage. We’re fairly lucky in that while I am taller and his shoulders are a little broader – the Boyfriend and I can essentially share the majority of our clothing. And while we have very different tastes when it comes to clothes; this classic navy and white striped Shirt is something that I think most men could agree is very desirable.
Today’s criminally sourced ensemble was:
navy and white striped Business Shirt – T.M. Lewin, London Store
orange wool Vest – XXXX, Etsy
navy silk Necktie with white pindots – John & Lois, thrifted
gold tone Tie-bar and Cufflinks - gifted
brown leather Belt – Country Road
lightly distressed Bootcut Jeans – Armani Exchange A|X, thrifted
brown leather laser-etched Shoes – Raphael Steffens
The criminal element of this ensemble is in the fact that I don’t really intend to give the Shirt back. Ever. I’m basically planning on washing it and then stashing it safely in my half of the wardrobe. There is a pink and white Shirt I could offer him in exchange, which would suit him much more than it suits me... But where is the fun in that?