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For summer. From old issues of Leon and Men’s Ex.

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Leon Spring Scan Outtakes

Some old scans from a 2009 issue that I never got around to posting…

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Patterned Trousers for Fall

From Leon, issue December 2008. Patterned trousers might seem difficult, but they can be worked in by pairing them with a non-patterned solid sportcoat or jacket (likewise: when wearing a patterned sportcoat, switch to solid trousers).


Colorful Inspirations


Nautical Sweater + Navy Blazer

Spotted in an older issue of Leon (the recent ones have been no good).

I think this is a good way to work in one of those Saint James nautical sweaters, which can be a bit too bold to be worn on their own.

Knit Ties

After I finished college and started to explore traditional men’s clothing a bit more, knit ties were one of the last hold outs – I just didn’t see a point in wearing them, especially when my regimental stripe ties seemed to work well with everything already. Like the rest of the more interesting things in my wardrobe, that eureka moment finally hit and I now own more knit ties than I do regular ones.

What I’ve learned: knit ties are useful in making a formal appearance look casual, and they also add extra texture to an outfit when variety is needed. The solid colored ties look better than those with the dots, and those with the dots look better than those with the stripes. Stick with widths between 2-3″ inches, anything wider and the tie becomes a bit unwieldy. J.Crew’s knit ties are sometimes difficult to get good knots out of, Ralph Lauren’s are generally safe to go with, and those made by Gallo and Drake’s of London are top notch but pricey.

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Looks for Winter, from Leon

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Dressing Up Down Vests

Browsing through the December issue of Leon, I noticed that they picked down vests as their item of the month.

Wearing a down vest with a sportcoat or blazer is walking a fine line between looking nice and looking dumb, and they’re best left to more casual outfits.

When trying to dress up a down vest, stick to ones made with a wool shell and in a color that compliments the rest of your clothing.

White Pants for Summer

Here are some scans from Leon showing several great examples of how to pair up white pants and sportcoats for summer.  Not too difficult, and the navy blazer matches up great again.

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Pairing Colored Pants for Spring – Part 2

Now for pink pants!

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