Craig Shows us what he wore today, sporting his latest suit and a dapper bow tie from General Knot
So, Date Night has come around again, do you just go with jeans and a T-Shirt? After all it’s been years and s/he doesn’t really care what you wear right? Wrong! They care, and they care a lot, even if they say they don’t, they do, trust me!
If you’re going to make an effort to keep date night a ‘thing’ you also need to make an effort to make him/her feel special and that means taking the time to dress appropriately to show her that she’s still worth making an effort for. It matters, don’t ever think that it doesn’t!
So, that said I chose a new 100% cotton suit from H&M. The material is a heavier weight and feels substantial and of a higher quality that you may think. It also doesn’t crease like you think a cotton suit may.
Letting the suit be the center of attention, I kept things simple with a plain white slim fit shirt. To elevate the look so something a bit more special I added a new bow tie from General Knot & Co who are a US based brand specialising in unique ties and accessories made from vintage fabrics. This tie is the ‘Pendleton’ Tobacco Shadow Plaid & 1950s Wheat Grass Reversible tie, priced at $78.00. I have checked online to see if it is still available for you but it looks to have sold out. So, if you do see anything online that you like, I recommend that you snap it up before it’s gone for good as they are all limited edition!
The pocket square and beaded trouser chain maintained the colour scheme and told an Autumnal story, which is compounded by the richly coloured leather gloves, briefcase socks and shoes.
Overall this is a classic and very vintage style look which is obviously enhanced by the bow tie and the other accessories, such as the pedal bike lapel pin. The over sized glasses also help to keep this look cohesive.
Our date night was a success. We ate as ASK Italian and shared an Antipasto starter before digging in to meatballs and a seafood risotto. After a chocolate Lava Mountain we made our way to the cinema to see Solace, a thriller staring the talented Anthony Hopkins. We had a great night, I’m not saying that this suit made that happen but it most definitely contributed.
WHERE IT’S ALL FROM
Brown Cotton Suit: H&M £85.00
Slim Fit White Shirt: H&M £9.99
Vintage fabric Bow Tie: General Knot & Co $39.00
Leather Gloves: Zara £25.99
Pocket Square: Ebay
Watch: AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane £280
Glasses: London Retro ‘Goldsmiths’ from Glasses Direct £90.00
Shoes: Bordo ‘Brooksby Grain’ Leather Apron Toe Shoe £69.99
Briefcase: RJR By John Rocha at Debenhams £55.00
Dark Red Ribbed Socks: Uniqlo £2.60
Bicycle Lapel Pin: River Island £5.00
Beaded Trouser Chain: Home Made
Belt: Primark £3.00