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Because I'm A Wild Animal: Affordable Wes Anderson Inspired Looks II

Damn, coming up with Wes Anderson looks is harder than I thought. When it comes to the costuming in Wes Anderson movies it’s always very specific and in many cases custom made. What you’ll also notice is that if an outfit is a bit more traditional, let’s say a blazer and trousers for instance, it has very specific details that can make it harder to replicate or even catch the vibe for. Because the outfit (like most of Anderson’s work) is defined by the details. So this is my attempt going forward. This is what I can throw together based on what’s currently in my closet.

Mr. Bunce from The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Sport Coat: Topman ($110)
Shirt: H&M ($25)
Knit Tie: J Crew Factory ($15)
Chinos: Levi’s 511 Trousers ($45)
Boots: Jeffrey Tyler ($75)
Watch: Momentum Square One ($200)
Belt: J Crew Factory ($15)

Total : $485($285 without the watch.)

Whole lot of earth tones in the Fantastic Mister Fox. I actually don’t really wear that much brown so this was a pretty difficult movie to put together. I’m going to watch it again soon so I may come up with another look from that later.

(Not Really) A Fantastic Mr Fox Look

Jacket: J Crew Factory ($50)
Sweater: Polo Ralph Lauren ($40)
Shirt: H&M ($15)
Herringbone Tie: H&M ($25)
Jeans: J Crew Factory Driggs ($45)
Boots: Steve Madden ($150)
Watch: Orient Ray ($150)
Sunglasses: $10

Total: $485 ($335 without the watch)

So this is not really based on a specific outfit from the film. It’s more based on the overall feel. But I think it has the color palette and textures to fit into the movie. I can see one of the characters possibly wearing something like this.

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In Pur-Suit Of Sexy

Look Good, Like REALLY Good, With The REISS Personal Tailoring Experience

Although I’m not an everyday “suit-and-tie” guy, fashun sweats can only get you so far in life. There a comes an occasion, or two, throughout the year when you just have to get gussied up. Whether it’s a wedding, work event, or a fancy pants cocktail party, a proper suit is a must-have for every man.

About a month ago, I was invited to experience the REISS personal tailoring service at the New York City Bleecker Street store, and with 2 formal events on the horizon I was more than happy to oblige. The London-based brand has become known for it’s impeccable tailoring so it was no surprise that every detail in the made to measure process was perfectly executed. When they tell you that this suit is made for you, they’re not kidding. Here’s a rundown of all the little details I chose, just to give you an idea.

  • Single button, single breasted jacket style with waistcoat
  • Half lined jacket with navy lining and white piping
  • Side Vents
  • Notch lapel
  • Blue glen plaid wool fabric
  • Straight flap pockets
  • Four-button functional cuffs with sky blue button hole thread and gray marble buttons
  • Flat front trousers with cuffs and side tab waist style, cut slim and cropped above the ankle
  • Rust colored under collar melton
  • Monogram over left inside waist pocket

I literally had no idea there were so many customizations you could make to a “simple” suit, but the learning process became part of the fun. If you’re like me, and hesitant when it comes to decision-making you can rest assured that the personal tailoring team will talk you through everything. For me the main concern when it comes to suits is the fit. As a shorter guy, I tend to drown in suits sized for the average height male. With the made-to-meaure experience, I can now bypass the hassle of finding a decent tailor and have a suit that fits me perfectly.

After the initial measuring and a followup fitting, the final product was amazing! They say that every man looks powerful and confident in a suit, and that couldn’t be more true of the way I felt when I first tried it on.

The US launch of the Reiss personal tailoring service is set to launch next month at their NYC store at 309-313 Bleecker Street where Dmitriy will take excellent care of you! Learn more about this service before it’s launch on their website.

Wearing:

REISS Custom Suit//  Modus Man Shirt  //  J.Crew Tie  //  Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Tie Bar  //  Florsheim Shoes  //  ZB Savoy Pocket Square  //  John Ruvin Eyeglasses

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OUTFIT: Men’s Camel Coat

The Sunless Winter Tan

Just because you’re stuck inside during this cold, snowy winter doesn’t mean you can’t get your tan on. Let’s face it, you’re probably too broke from all those snow day junk food, liquor, and net-flix binges to afford that sunny island getaway, but adding a warm camel-colored coat to your winter rotation is an alternative way to get that golden glow that’ll be a whole lot cheaper and last longer. My recommendation would be a wool peacoat or topcoat. Dress it up by wearing it over a suit or blazer, or dress it down over  a casual flannel with jeans and sneakers. The neutral color will go with just about anything in your wardrobe. My personal favorite color pairings are white, gray, and navy to go with that perfect tan coat. Check out a few options below and let me know which one’s your favorite in the comments!

Wearing:

H&M Peacoat//  Express Baseball Jacket  //  Uniqlo Turtleneck  //  H&M Pants  //  Vintage Florsheim Shoes  //  Lookmazing Eyeglasses

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