Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tip-of-the-Day: Dress for the weather

I was out-and-about yesterday (I was born in Canada, so that should be read "oot-'n-aboot") and I walked by a young man in a great black leather motorcycle-style jacket, brand spanking new. Under he had a rumpled dress shirt, a skinny tie, and a nice slim cardigan for layering. It was great. There was only one problem: it was raining. It had been raining all morning and all day, so there was not much of an excuse to be caught out in one's fine hide.

This brings me to today's tip: dress for the weather. My fellow pedestrian would have looked great if the sun was out - and even better if the sun had already gone down. But instead, he looked like he was trying too hard; like he had this outfit planned out for days and couldn't wait to wear it, no matter what. He should have left the leather at home and threw on a slim trench or Mac.

Part of being stylish is making sensible choices for the weather and/or occasion, and within those sensible choices, adding elements of personal style. As I always say, rules are meant to be broken...but leather and rain are just a bad mix.

Take after the gentleman pictured below; ready to battle whatever Mother Nature throws at him in his tailored rainwear.

Yours in style, Style Blogger.

1 comment:

Al said...

Very true. The trench jacket has become a staple this season. Also, I have been intrigued with how many guys in the city are wearing the G Star spring jackets! Off to SoHo...