Menswear Look Of The Week: Day To Night

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If you’re a guy like me, your wardrobe is comprised mainly of basic staples because 1) the high cost-to-wear ratio and 2) you’re usually in a rush. Having a collection of simple pieces like these almost guarantees you a quick roll out of bed (sometimes late!), a reach for the nearest clean clothes you can find and jetting out the door in a jiffy—and a sure-fire winner of an outfit.

ALIVE Day to Night

Above, we have an outfit for day (left) and the same foundation of that outfit for night (right). Although the day outfit might seem more casual, it works for the office, for a meeting over a cup of coffee, anything for which you might need to look presentable in the professional sphere. Layer the white shirt and color-blocked sweater, pair with the blue-stone chinos, and top it off with some waxed cotton brogues. Waxed cotton or leather—either works!

Say you’re meeting friends for a special occasion after a long day at the office. Maybe you’re even going out on a hot date. For night, you’ll want something a little lighter. Ditch the sweater for the bowler hat and tie (that you packed in your work bag), and you’re a changed man. Don’t think of the tie as an always-formal accessory; it’s not. Ties like these, by Jupe and Jackie, can surely be worn with a sharp suit. But this pairing gives a lighthearted quick-change for the style-savvy working guy who’s having a nice night out to decompress after a long day at work. And who doesn’t want that?

Ted Baker shirt ($140 at Moris Men’s Shop); Scotch & Soda sweater (similar styles available at 10denza); Ben Sherman Chinos ($95 at Moris Men’s Shop); Raen Dayton sunglasses ($99 at East + West); TOMS Brogues ($98 at Sole & Blues); Penguin bowler ($59 at Sole & Blues); Jupe by Jackie flower tie ($145-170 at Collective)

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