As far as seasonal fabrics go, seersucker is one of my favorites. I love the crisp puckered texture and light blue stripes, but most of all, I love the laughs my friends get when I walk up to greet them and they realize I’m wearing seersucker. Somewhere in it’s history, seersucker became a bit of a joke, and that’s really why I love wearing it. It’s so unexpected and ridiculous to most people that it never fails to get a chuckle.
After two years of wearing this blazer, I finally bit the bullet and took it in to get the shoulders narrowed. It can be an expensive and laborious alteration, so if you can avoid it, I’d suggest you do. I have the unfortunate luck of having shoulders that are just a tad narrower than standard sizes, so it’s an alteration I’ve had to do a few times now. If you find yourself in need of shoulder alterations, I’d suggest finding a tailor that specializes in custom menswear, as this tailor will be skilled enough to handle the task.
Here’s a look at this blazer before alterations, as well as a look at what a tailor will do to narrow the shoulder:
I was immediately drawn to the shape and design of this handbag, but when the sales associate unzipped it to reveal a shoulder strap, I was in love. I really love when designers think about versatility and ease of wear of their designs, and being able to not only carry this bag as a tote, but also on the shoulder and cross body is going to make it a wardrobe workhorse.
:: photos – Mr. AN ::
Outfit Details – Theory blazer :: Ann Taylor blouse :: J.Crew Crewcuts shorts :: Banana Republic belt :: pocket square from Italy :: Christian Louboutin shoes :: Valentino handbag :: Kate Spade watch (customized) :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o) (in silver) :: Daisy Knights ring (similar from ASOS) :: Banana Republic rings