- Though I do myself dress formal-casual most of the time, these casual shirts do not appeal to me, I am perhaps a little younger than the target demographic. I think they look more suitable for middle-aged men aspiring to look more youthful.
- I like the white and the purple ties for their charm yet simplicity
- I do like the blue blazer, however I am not a fan of white buttons nor the white trousers.
Okay, so I have literally copy-and-pasted their emails but it’s always better to let someone talk for themselves. James, though a consistent wearer of suits, was not a fan of the checked shirts or the white buttons. I’m afraid that I do agree with him on the blue blazer, as it seems very typical of the preppy side of the USA. Then again, Paul Fredrick is an American label so I can understand this slight twist to a standard blazer.
The headings for each of Jake’s comments are based on the five topics that I was asked to comment on. I agree with his choice of dress shirts, though I do favour purples and navy shirts as well. This grey shirt in particular would be great for smart-casual or even business suit. A little different to the normal white shirt. Equally true is that the best way to coordinate outfits is to match complimenting colours.
However, that is where the similarities stop between Jake and I. I probably stick far closer to the traditional seasons with pastels and brights for spring/summer, turning into muted mustards and burgundies in autumn with black and sparkles reigning supreme in winter. And don’t even start me on florals, tribal, folk and grunge pattern trends across the seasons.
Accessories for me are the best way to stand out, combining the last two points together. (Another post on how to stand out with accessories will be coming shortly.) Essentially, as a fan of relatively plain clothes in bright or dark colours, accessories are how I add interest to any outfit. Don’t overcrowd it but you don’t have to go minimalist. Whether it’s a slogan bag in a colour that purposefully clashes or a chunky necklace that breaks up a top, catch people’s eye with something a bit different.
To end this, I have liked what I have seen of Paul Fredrick so far. It’s an American brand, which is clear in the brand DNA, and that could be a problem here in the UK. However, if there is one thing I have learnt about British style, it is its ability to encompass fashions from all over the world. From what I have seen, summer may well be the season for Paul Fredrick and I look forward to spotting them on the streets around Britain…
…Also, I must see how much those chilli cufflinks are. Just the thing for a man who likes it hot!
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*This was post was the idea of Paul Fredrick who approached me. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.