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Accessories to complete this openshirt chino look?

Aug 5, 2012
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Hi I work as a webdesign consultant for rather serious businesses.

It's very difficulty stylewise because my clients expect me to be this cool type of both professional and creative on the same time ... also I'm based in Denmark that is rather Liberal.

I've created this avatar that works rather well for me now.

I wear:
Either a blazer or a trendcoat showing up (seldom both).
A shirt with the first buttons open (without tie).
Jeans or Chinos
And diffrent office friendly boots (like Clarks desert boots).

Usually my shirt is white, light blue or denim
Pants; Green (often), black or denim.
Boots: Black leather or blue or brown suede.

Then I wear either an AP Diver, Rolex Explorer II or Panerai watch.

Also perhaps I should say I work mostly with women.
Might be why this style works for me, because innocent seduction is part of my job.

I'm trying to be a little covert not to fall into the normal frame of salesmen.

It's also a very practical style; because I'm often on the move ...
Have to be able to run outside with photographers and stuff somestimes also.

I'm looking for suggestions for accessories or details (preferable cheaper ones) to complete this look.
Any suggestions?

Also any other style advice I can use regarding this would be highly appreciated also.

Thank you so much.


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Sep 18, 2012
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Have you considered a Vicuña scarf or shawl? Maybe try a wool Fedora? A medallion with an open shirt is quite fetching. Flares optional.



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Sep 18, 2012
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I forgot the obvious, a PANAMA..


Mahatma Jawndi
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Apr 10, 2011
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The things you listed sound fine to me.

From what I've seen, I think many men would do well by digging "deeper" into a look, rather than exploring it "wider." In other words, refining a look by homing on the silhouette, fabrics, etc.

You mentioned that you wear a sport coat with jeans or chinos. I think that can be a good look, but so much depends on the silhouette of the items, or their specific details. Jeans with a sport coat can look terrible or great depending on the exact items.

I find that many men may cycle through four or five navy sport coats before they develop an eye for how to wear one.

If you're just starting out, I would try to refine that look. Go to different stores, including ones outside of your budget, and see how different cuts and models look on you. Try things on just to see. Develop an eye for things.

If you're absolutely confident that you have this look nailed down, then it sounds like you have a business casual wardrobe. I would then just get sport coats in other materials -- a lightweight navy summer jacket, a brown tweed, etc. I generally think it's easier for guys to wear this stuff with wool tailored trousers rather than denim, but understand that some men feel uncomfortable in some things they see as "dressy." I would at least give it a try. Maybe pick up a pair of grey flannel trousers or grey tropical wool. Go for mid-grey, as it will give you a good baseline for future sport coat purchases.

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