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OUTFIT: Men’s Moto Jacket

Rebel Prep

I’ve been looking for the perfect leather biker jacket for a while now and I’m really loving the one I finally settled on. Even before I picked this one up, I already imagined what I’d wear it with. I pictured black skinnies, Converses, black sweaters, basically a lot of black. But then last weekend as I was heading out to brunch I just kinda threw it on over my “preppy-ish” outfit because I needed an extra layer for the cold and surprisingly I really liked the look. Like the contrast of the preppy tie and button down with the “edginess” of a moto jacket - kinda like Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl when she turns all badass in her school uniform. Anyway, I think it kinda strikes the perfect balance in the outfit and can’t wait to wear this jacket lots more. 

Wearing:

Jacket c/o ASOS  //  Shirt by Uniqlo (Similar)  //  Cardigan by Uniqlo (Similar)  //  Pants c/o Club Monaco  //  Shoes c/o Florhsheim  //  Tie c/o Rail + River  //  Watch c/o Fossil

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Brown Suede Shoes for Autumn

While I think brown suede shoes are great for every season (perhaps except winter), they’re particularly fitting for autumn. The soft, warm looking texture fits in well with the season’s mood and looks great against the brown corduroys, gray flannel trousers, and olive moleskins that should be in your standard Fall rotation. 

If you don’t already have a pair, consider getting something nice for this Fall. If you can afford to splurge, I recommend Crockett & Jones’ Belgrave in polo brown calf suede. It’s a pretty expensive shoe, but I think one of the most handsome ones you can buy. For something more affordable,  check out this Charles Tyrwhitt suede chukka (which is on sale right now), Loake’s suede Eton loafer, and Rancourt’s suede camp mocs. For something a bit cheaper than those, there's Florsheim’s Haviland longwing. I’m not that crazy about Florsheim, but they’re one of the cheapest Goodyear welted shoes on the market. Use the code NewFW11 at checkout and you’ll get 10% off as well as free shipping (thanks to The Silentist for the tip). 

Lastly, it’s not released yet, but the guys at Run of the Mill are coming out with a suede double monkstrap on a Danite sole. The price will be around $450 and it should be released in a month or so. 

(photo credit: NOBD from StyleForum)

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recently had a chance to hang and meet the crew of TSBmen. Really great dudes. I threw together a few looks for a quick shoot with Alex Crawford - results 1/3

hat via street vendor
bandana via starstruck vintage
jacket/shirt via vintage (1940s military shirt. added paisley accents & moved  buttons around for the double breasted effect)
shirt via j.crew
denim via levis (1980s 550 fit, eBay)
shoe via florsheim

make it your own.