Oct 05, 2015

Make a Tailored Sports Jacket Your Fall Staple

Quite possibly one of the few style-outs from the Spring...

Menswear outfit: blue chalk stripe blazer over a sporty track jacket with jeans and boots

Menswear outfit: chalk stripe blazer with a track jacket and jeans

Talun Zeitoun wearing a chalk stripe blazer and track jacket

Talun Zeitoun wearing a chalk stripe blazer, track jacket, indigo denim jeans, and boots

Indigo denim, chalk stripe blazer and boots

Talun Zeitoun wearing a chalk stripe blazer, track jacket, indigo denim and boots

Quite possibly one of the few style-outs from the Spring 2016 European menswear shows that continues to permeate my brain is AMI’s fusion of exceptional tailoring with traditionally sporty elements. So, as to let it breathe good old NYC fresh air, I’m giving it a go with this look many months before spring -- cheating a bit per se -- as I find it incredibly functional (not to mention warm) for fall. Take a track jacket, something I’ve had in my closet since high school and been using majorly for walks to and from the gym since, tuck it into your jeans (wha?!), and throw a blazer over it. Of course, wear a tee beneath unless you like that top commando thing you see going down runways (no passing judgements here). I’ve always been a big sweater-beneath-blazer fan, but ironically enough, I find that a structured track jacket slightly elevates a blazer look with modern proportions -- a little pizzazz (cue jazz hands) to that dinner outfit. Who’da-thought?

Side note: if you're looking for slick pair of denim that won't make your credit cards cry mercy, give DSTLD a go. I discovered this LA-based brand a while ago and it's easily my new go-to for incredibly affordable ($65 jeans?!) and durable essentials. True to size, they also look and feel great... but that's besides the point since, well, duh!, we're here already working them into one of my favorite fall outfits to date.

Wearing:Officine Generale Jacket // Y-3 Flight Jacket // DSTLD Jeans and Tee // Vince Boots // Tom Ford Sunglasses // Maison Margiela Ring (similar)
Photography: Justin Duplantis

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tagged Maison Margiela, DSTLD, Officine Generale, tom ford, Vince, Y-3