It’s Saturday morning, 11am. You’re meeting your significant other for brunch in twenty minutes. The restaurant can be crowded, you may have to wait outside; they might be bringing their friend/boss/enemy from work; after you’re going to the movies and later on you’re meeting friends for drinks. What do you wear?
Relax, our hungry and possibly just-ever-so-slightly-hungover friend, we are here to help.
With the right combinations and some very limited change-of-dress (add a tie here; remove a hoodie there), you’ve got the makings of a look that’ll have you looking sharp—in comfort—all weekend long. A few tips:
The blazer is your best friend.
Whether you wear one to work, get yourself a casual version for the weekend. The pockets are great for a Saturday afternoon on the go, and slide a button-down and maybe even a tie under there and you’re just one layer away from semi-formality.
Figure out the best jeans and shoe combo.
To wit: Slim denim from Levi’s, plus a pair of chukkas from Maurizi or Hush Puppies, offer the perfect blend style, comfort and versatility.
Tie one on.
You know what fits super easily into your blazer pocket? A tie. Ready and willing to dress up your sportshirt at a moment’s notice in case a casual brunch transitions to an afternoon on the go to a nice dinner out.
Choose your jeans wisely.
Slim, dark denim from Levi’s toe the line between relaxed and dressed up, especially when paired with a blazer from Abito.
Dressing down? Skip the collar.
Good news for all you guys who like to keep things on the casual side: The crew-neck-tee-and-tailored jacket look has come a long way since the days of Sonny Crockett.
Go ahead, order the Western Omelet. But skip the home fries.
Let’s face it: slim-fitting jeans look best on a slim guy.