Anonymous asked: Would love your advice on an easy - semi-casual (I.e. no sport coat) spring/summer outfit. Thanks,
Play around with fabrics and proportions. Keep the materials light and the fit solid, and you’ll be all set.
Anonymous asked: hi jake! Love the blog and everything. Just want to see what's your opinion on this matter: What's your definition of a well-dressed individual?
Thanks much. For me, a well-dressed individual is someone who wears clothing that fits as it should, and is confident in what he or she is wearing. I obviously have my own preferences and there are clearly degrees of good taste, but with the amount of subjectivity involved in the perception of individual style, it’s impossible to distill that down to any narrow set of defining characteristics.
Anonymous asked: does anyone make popover's anymore that you know of?
Yeah, Sid does.
Meet my studio manager, Hobbes. -Justin Chung
A very British cloth by a very British tailor.
I elaborate: the cloth is known as a “solaro” cloth. Back in the day, people used to think red was more effective at reflecting heat than white was and so red cloths would be more suitable for the summer. The solaro cloth is an iridescent, red/green/tan cloth with a deep red base to it that was designed for hot weather wear. Now we have much more effective alternatives but the cloth stays around because it is quite beautiful, albeit an acquired taste.
This particular one was made up by the very talented Kathryn Sargent,
Measure your clothing properly.