PUBLICAFFAIR

If you’re anything like me, you wear a suit once every 2 years.  That being said- I look for EVERY opportunity to throw one on… 😉

Unfortunately I didn’t grow up in the Midwest and all my friends aren’t getting married before the crippling age of 25 so my attendance at weddings is pretty rare.  If, however, I was to attend a friends wedding- this would be my outfit of choice:

I got this suit for Christmas a few years back and it has really come in handy.  Tweed is perfect for this time of year because it isn’t that warm out and it’s different from the “everyday suit.”

Since I don’t attend weddings that often, I like to think outside the box with my outfit.
The goal is to have fun without looking funny.
It’s all about the accessories.  Women have so many options when it comes to dresses while men are limited with their evening looks.  You have to work with what you’ve got AKA: Socks, Ties and Lapel Pins.
If you are considering purchasing a new suit- don’t feel like you need to spend a million dollars.  Buy a neutral one like I did here so that you can accessorize it however you want!
Places like Topman, Zara and Urban Outfitters (on occasion) have great selections of affordable suits.  Personally, I wouldn’t get my wedding suit at one of these places but for now- they’ll do just fine.  🙂

I was feeling v romantic when I put this look together and stuck with tones of burgundy, rose and blush.  They’re the perfect color combination heading into spring.  Also I can easily swap the pants out with jeans for a more chill date night or event.  

I made this lapel pin from a bouquet of fake flowers in my room and an old pin I didn’t like anymore.  As I’ve mentioned in my previous post “HOLIDAZE” – lapels are the little accent that tie a look together.

   It’s important to take inspiration anywhere you can get it.  While in New York, I stumbled upon this drawing I did my freshmen year of college.  It was inspired by prom and the feeling of being vulnerable and giving up a piece of yourself and blah blah blah (lets not get too EMO there, Dean!)  I remembered how much it meant to me which inspired me to put this look together.   
  If you have an important date or event coming up, remember to go big or go home.  Try different patterns and textures until you like what you see.  Everyone has their own version of “dressing up” so don’t ever feel pressure to be boring.  Remember that only dead fish go with the flow… 🙂
Ciao for now,
Dean
S H O P   T H I S  L O O K :

 

 

PHOTOS- IRON AND HONEY

Suit- HAWKINGS MCGILL

Shirt- UNIQLO

Shoes-  FERRAGAMO

Bow tie- ALL SAINTS

Socks- H&M

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