15 Oct 2020

Tinker, Tailor : Or Just Tailor?

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glen check wool check jacket  ||  double lapel wool blend jacket   ||  check trousers  ||  white trousers

Alexander McQueen designers know how to tailor and tinker.

As much as life has changed and we are all living in sweats and comfortable wear, I still love a fancy bit of tailoring. There is nothing like a perfect pinstripe or a cheeky check to put a pep in the step. Whatever we do and whatever our age a styled two-piece jacket and pants can look wonderful.

As we said though – life has changed and the total formal look is not the most wearable if life revolves around home and the great outdoors.

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So how do we tinker the tailored?

For starters, I pull apart the pieces and will wear the jacket with a more relaxed pant or even track pants. Especially these here. This sweatsuit is really one of the best I have had and one of the least expensive. The Goldilocks of sportswear – not too heavy, not too light and just right.

If you like the look and the blazer is roomy enough then we can wear a fine hoodie underneath: The tailored blazer then becomes a mid-season coat of sorts.

Add the combat boots or trainers and the tailored is well and truly tinkered.

The same goes for a classic pair of pants. Wear a sweatshirt or a chunky knit and a longer coat. What about the camel combination we spoke about recently?

If you are lucky enough to be out and about then I would tailor it all the way. What’s not to love?

alexander mcqueen pictured left

peplum pinstripe jacket ||  pants  || canvas trainers

Winter fashion is the one I wait for and examine from site to site and cover to cover. I can’t see enough coats, jackets and bots – they are simply my thing. As much as I love a floaty dress, a gorgeous caftan or a linen pant – nothing is as tempting as a new winter jacket. I feel like I have won the fashion sweepstakes. Maybe it is because I grew up in a warm and mild climate and never had the need for coats; I am making up for lost time ;)

Working with the times is how we stay au courant so if I have to tinker with the tailored then that’s what I’ll do. xv

Tailored For Tinkering: Not Always Alexander Mc Queen

**treasure and bond double  ||  good american double  ||  theory puppy tooth check  ||  smythe pinstripe  ||  alc double || alc single check


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Oh how I need to redo my wardrobe, Vicki! I am thinking now, thanks to these ideas, that instead of wearing the tired old jacket that was once my husband’s (yes, I have worn his jacket on cool late summer days!), I should just invest in a stylish but comfortable tailored jacket. Maybe a tweed? A blazer perhaps, to wear with jeans. I wonder, do you have any tips on retirement wardrobe in the time of a pandemic?


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