Mar 14, 2015

A Tale of Two Cities—and How to Look Good In-Between

One Dapper Street shows us how he dresses in Toronto, in NYC, and for all the airports in between.

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Photography by Lisa Dengler of Just Another with a Nikon D800 in partnership with Burberry

WHAT I WORE IN TORONTO:

Heritage Trench Coat by Burberry | Size 48 | Shop here

Scarf by Burberry | One Size | Shop here

Cardigan by Reiss | Size Medium | Shop here

Button-Down Shirt by Black Lapel | Size 15.5 | Shop here

Slim Dress Pants by Bar III | Size 31 (tailored) | Shop here

Double-Monkstrap Shoes by Bally | Size 10 | Shop here

Watch by Coach | One Size | Shop here

WHAT I WORE AT THE AIRPORT:

Bonded Cotton Trench Coat by Burberry | Size 48 | Shop here

Denim Shirt by Reiss | Size Medium | Shop here

Dress Pants by Burberry | Size 31 | Shop here

Suede Boots by Mr. B’s | Size 10 | Similar here

Watch by Triwa | One Size | Shop here

Beaded Bracelet by Ebb & Flow x One Dapper Street | One Size | Shop here

Backpack/ Carry-On by Kenneth Cole | One Size | Shop here

WHAT I WORE IN NEW YORK:

Linen Trench Coat by Burberry | Size 46 | Shop here

Knit Sweater by Burberry | Size Medium | Similar here

Draw-String Dress Pants by Express | Size 31 (tailored) | Shop here

Sneakers by Hydrogen-1 | Size 10 | Similar here

Watch by Triwa | One Size | Shop here

… aaand FYI: I’m 6’2″, with a skinny, athletic body-type, wearing a true US10 or EU43.

Always on the go lately, I decided to do a little travel story with one of my absolute favorite brands out there: Burberry. While the brand is known for the classic heritage trench coat, I fell deeply in love with it around the time they launched the high-fashion Prorsum runway collection. I thought New York and Toronto would be wonderful cities to mirror the span of fashion-forwardness represented by Burberry today.

Toronto, while fashionable, is not as fashion-forward as NYC I would argue. So the first look we shot here is fairly traditional, induced with a hint of high-fashion: a classic slim pair of trousers, cropped to mid-ankle, combined with a white shirt and a buttoned up cardigan, no tie. The soles of the shoes pick up the black in the trousers, and seamlessly integrated the caramel color of the gorgeous Prorsum scarf, which I carelessly wrappe around the classic stone-colored trench coat. I went a long, modern fitted coat with black buttons, which works stylistically with the rest of the look.

At the airport — basically inbetween the two cities — we’re getting a little more fashion forward, and also a little more edgy. An untucked denim-shirt, combined with a slightly drop-crotch, tapered pant and suede boots are the basis for the look, which is really only complete with the slightly over-sized bonded cotton coat. The beautiful olive color is reflected in watch and bracelet, as well as the previously mentioned boots. A highlight for me this trip was definitely the convertible backpack / trolly as a carry-on ;)

Back in NYC, it’s time for some fashion. We left in the winter and arrived to a springy New York, the best New York there is. Here, I wore a grey, monochrome look, paired with a white t-shirt peaking out here and there and a pair of white sneakers. Since there’s still no color, not even in the sterling watch, it allowed for a nice statement-coat: a slim-fit, purple linen coat. Need I say more?

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