Workwear for real
Workwear for real
Standing next to the U.S. Ambassador to Germany Emerson
Of California, laid back guy with lovely Gucci loafers. Pinstripe suit and Gucci loafers; only Californians can pull that off.
Neuigkeiten von der Pitti Uomo in Florenz: Es kommt Entspannung in die Männermode. Der stilsichere Herr experimentiert - aber mit Anspruch.
For my German readers out there. A quick rehash what has been going on in Florence.
I don’t know what happened but the temperatures in Berlin dropped down significantly from the low 40s to the low 10s. There is snow and ice everywhere!
Traditional winter fabrics such as flannel, tweed, and loden keep me warm as I have to use public transportation. Being exposed to nature, forces me to layer up.
I found this wonderful loden coat at a thrift store at Bahnhof Zoo. It is navy blue, loden, and traditionally cut. That means a slightly wide and long cut to protect me from snow and wind.
What I really like is the drape. I find myself wearing slightly looser cuts with some drape. It provides me movement and the elegance of fabric draping down my body. The interesting part is the huge pleat in the back that provides me - in combination with the raglan sleeves -a lot of ease for freedom of movement.
Salko navy blue loden coat 25€ thrifted| Suitsupply flannel 100€| Borsalino tweed cap $4 thrifted| testoni derby shoes $20 thrifted
First snow in Berlin #bcbg #photographersselfie #fuberlin #therealzou #jojo #snowwhite (at Freie Universität Berlin)
Mild Winter in Berlin
This Berlin winter has been really mild compared to sub-zero temperatures in the United States. The quilted jacket has become an excellent jacket for these temperatures layered with a cable knit sweater and oxford shirt. I see more and more people wearing quilted jackets in the streets of Berlin and Hamburg and it has easily become one of the most worn pieces of outerwear here.
Compared to San Francisco, Berlin is pretty much on the same level when it comes to casual wear. When I am not in Mitte or the consulate building, denim is my choice of fabric. People in Berlin wear corduroy as well, especially in conspicuous colors like burnt orange or dark purple, but you mostly see them on older men or men at Savignyplatz.
Hat: Military surplus eBay/ Jacket: Barbour Liddesdale thrifted/ Sweater: Polo cable knit/ Shirt: Candy striped L.L. Bean thrifted/ Jeans: Gustin 15oz. Japanese denim/ Shoes: Trickers Macho Style eBay/ Scarf: Brooks Brothers thrifted
#rusinurbe #menswear #95 #country #hamburg #christmas (at Die Wohngeschwister)
From the American embassy to the Hungarian embassy for an attaché event.
I find myself lately wearing more understated pieces. I recon that it would be highly inappropriate to wear too skinny trousers or even harris tweed. During the week I mostly wear a blazer or if there’s an event I would wear a suit. Always with a tie.
#Lebkuchen #menswear (at annes bude)
Since I work at the U.S. Embassy now, I got to wear suits more often.