Christian Ross

A Fashionable Thursday v6

To make up for the lack of fashionable content last week, I’ll extend today’s version slightly longer.

I’ve recently read that it often hurts a project when announced with promises to build and produce. I think I’ve done that to myself. Right after AFTv1 I started thinking of ways to expand it. I started shopping ideas around and eventually found an idea I like and a partner to venture it with. But then I mentioned its possibility here.

The project isn’t dead but it hasn’t moved in some time. My own fault. I am a victim of my own doing, struggling to find the right balance of form to go with function. In English, I can’t settle on a design I like and I don’t want to launch it looking like it just had a nose job.

Enough with the boring stories.

Paul Smith – Black

These two finds from the Black Collection by Paul Smith would do fine in any woman’s closet. Though I’m not always a huge fan of the shoulder sweaters, the blue in this one makes the herringbone pattern of the dress pop.

Without seeing it standing up, the dress on the right could be slightly misleading and end up looking balloon-ish if done wrong. Buyer beware.

paul smith dresses - black collection

(via Paul Smith)

Bonobos Superfreakonomics

I’m amazed at the consistency of Bonobos looks. They rarely seem to miss. I’m also amazed that others aren’t amazed when a pair of pants on sale is still $188. (more…)

A Fashionable Thursday v5

My original intention for AFT this week was to do an all-shoe rundown. That immediately went out the door when possibly the worlds’ best fitting button down shirt came across my desk.

I’ll keep an all-shoe post on the to do list for another week.

Band of Outsiders : button down – sea island

As with most things I wear, I have rules concerning button down shirts. I’m a big fan of button down collars on shirts without a tie. Not so much with one though. Call me crazy but why would a person take the time to dress up a look with a tie and then cinch it off with a couple of buttons on a shirt? Let it breathe.

No need for a tie here, this shirt kills on its own. Slim fit goodness. $325

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A Fashionable Thursday v4

It’s Thursday again. AFTv4 is upon us. As much as I’ve enjoyed it so far, I’ve got to find a better way then waiting until midnight to get them put together. All menswear this week. Ladies, you’ll get your fair share soon enough.

Lost? A look back: AFTv1, AFTv2, & AFTv3

The Gray Two-button

A must-have in the closet of all men, including my own. I need to invest in a pocket square. Prior to that, I need to invest in a suit jacket with an open chest pocket.

J. Crew Gray Two-button suit

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A Fashionable Thursday v3

Back on my game with a condensed version on purpose. Loving the responses I have received so far, from those that have mentioned anything it seems like a portion of you might be digging AFT’s. Feel free to comment, disagree or send me an email if you’ve got something to say.

In anticipation of a slight cool down over the next few days, I went casual and fall-ish. The everyday wear.

Ted Baker Depict Zip Through Jacket

This jacket looks like it might be made out of the same cotton/material that sweatpants are. For $147, I would hope not. I dig the shoulder seam and the industrial zippers. My one fear is that jackets like this have a tendency to bunch up around the middle creating a nice little faux-belly. I don’t need any help.

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A Fashionable Thursday v2

It wasn’t that I planned on dropping the ball this early into the adventure, it was really just the fact that I didn’t know it was Thursday.

For this edition of AFT, I am introducing fashion for both women and kids. And there’s more going on behind the scenes that I’m not a liberty to discuss yet. But rest assured, it will be huge. Blow your mind huge. I had some help with the women’s stuff.

If you need to know the rules or missed AFT v1, catch up here.

Brushed cotton two-button blazer