Recently J Crew wanted to know how guys were wearing their Ludlow suits. I have to admit I have a lot of J Crew clothes for casual wear but I never really tried them for suiting. So naturally I was game to show how I Ludlow.
The company has been doing their Ludlow suits since 2008 and launched their #HowILudlow as an Instagram campaign asking guys to show how they styled their famous suit. The timing was perfect for me because J Crew was opening up a new men shop here in Washington DC. I figured it would be a great way to be a part of the campaign and have a great look for the opening of the store.
J Crew suits come in two fits, the Ludlow and the Crosby. The Ludlow features a slim silhouette for a more modern fit where the Crosby is tailored for the athletic guy allowing for extra room at key points. I was a little hesitant to try the Ludlow fearing it would be too slim for my large frame. However laying my fears aside I went with the Ludlow fit and chose a suit in my regular size.
The suit was a great fit and with a small minor adjustment (sleeves need to be shortened), it’s perfect! Even better was the quality of the material and the variety of options available for the suiting choices. In addition, J Crew also has an excellent selection of formal options in both classic and modern looks. These choice will be perfect for Washington for all of the formal events and galas that happen in town.
With the cooler weather I wanted something that would be ideal for the fall/winter season. I opted for an Italian wool suit in grey glen plaid. I can easily seeing dressing it down with a turtleneck or even wearing the jacket and pants as separates for a variety of options. (Look for some upcoming posts in the near future!) And that is how I Ludlow!
It was truly an honor to be able to wear the suit for the opening. I got to meet Frank Muytjens, the men’s head designer of J Crew who has been credited with revitalizing the company’s appeal since its initial mail order catalog beginnings. So what do you think of how I Ludlow? I think I knocked it out of the park.
Show My Look /Details
Glen Plaid Ludlow Blazer – J Crew; Glen Plaid Ludlow Trousers – J Crew; Light Blue Dress Shirt – Armani Collezioni; Yellow Paisley Tie – Saks Fifth Avenue; Yellow Lapel Pin – Hook + Albert; Watch – Daniel Wellington; Shoes – J Fitzpatrick (Similar – J Crew); Tote – Coach; Sunglasses – Tom Ford