Day 1 – Jacket and tie: Crane Brothers; pocket square: vintage; jeans: 3X1; shoes: Converse; shirt: Lands' End.
Last week Lands' End issued me with my dream challenge. They said: "We'll send you five of our No Iron Dress Shirts, you wear one each day, and blog the results." I said: "Okayyyy!" It was good for a couple of reasons — I do not own an iron, so no iron is always my preference; it forced me to wear an actual different outfit every day for five days (which is an extreme rarity... confession: I did wear the same pair of jeans for three of the days); and I got to keep the five shirts at the end of the week. Win/win all round. So I thrashed them. I wore them on Citibikes, to clubs, on the street, at meetings, while shooting an episode of Maybelline NY to NZ, and to bed, Sarah Jessica Parker style. I even took them to my favourite Korean laundromat and got them to hot wash and dry the bejeezus out of them, and they were returned with nary a wrinkle. Impressive. The first thing I love about these shirts is that you can order them in the collar size AND sleeve length you want. I have an extremely skinny neck and serious beef with elongated shirt sleeves, so this worked a treat (I got mine in 14 1/2" by 32" and they were perfect). Next, they are super long in the body, which means they stay entirely tucked in all day. Finally, they're genuinely slim fit, so there's no bagging out through the waist, which happens with just about every shirt I buy. In conclusion: It's a bloody good shirt. Check out all my outfits, below.
Still crisp after an afternoon nap.
Day 2 – Jacket: Levi's; cardigan: Uniqlo; jeans: APC; shoes: Converse; shirt: Lands' End.
Day 3 – Jacket: Aspesi; tie: Polo Ralph Lauren; pocket square: vintage; corduroys: Dr Denim; shoes: Converse; shirt: Lands' End.
Day 4 – Hat: Little Brother X Katherine is Awesome; jacket: Barkers X Swanndri; tie: Ovadia & Sons; pocket square: Smith & Caugheys; jeans: APC; shoes: Converse; shirt: Lands' End.
Day 5 – Hat: Little Brother X Katherine is Awesome; jacket: Z Zegna; tie: Crane Brothers; belt: Barkers; jeans: APC; shirt: Lands' End.
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