Some new arrivals at J. Crew lately. I’ve held a long-standing grudge that J. Crew doesn’t make slimmer dress shirts. Now they do:
Not only that, but they added a pajama set. I’ve been eying (side note, “eyeing” looks better than “eying”) the set at Brooks Brothers, but of course, prefer J. Crew.
New arrivals here:
Thought I should list out everything I’ll be wearing. Starting at the top…
Bow tie: I’m going with a black bow tie from Brooks Brothers. It’s got a very classic bow shape, and I think it will be perfect. Here
Tuxedo shirt: This one was a little more difficult of a decision (first world problem)… I prefer going with American brands, but Thomas Pink has been great for me so far and I decided to go with their Marcella evening shirt. It’s got a bib, and no pleats. Classic but not too stuffy. Here
Dinner jacket & trousers: This was a pretty easy choice. I’m a huge J. Crew fan, and my two suits are both from J. Crew. They’ve always served me very well. I went for a peak lapel, although the shawl collar was tempting. The shawl collar seemed a bit too outside the box. Here
Suspenders: Honestly, I still can’t decide whether I will wear these or not. They’re nice, but they’re a bit on the skinny side. The black also sticks out quite sharply, and white may be a better choice. Here
Cuff links & studs: Just found Indochino today. They had the best picture of their cuff links and studs that I had seen, so what the hell, I ordered them. Here
Shoes: This is easily the most difficult part. Don’t have them yet. Should I spend ~$500? Thinking Alden, Brooks Brothers, Kent Wang… see below, you get the drift.
Huge J. Crew fan, and starting to like Alden more and more. It would make sense to like these white bucks from J. Crew x Alden.