I.W. Harper asked me to put together a style guide and I was eager to jump to the task. I like whiskey and I like fashion so why not combine both and show off some I.W. Harper style? New York Fashion Week was coming up and I needed to pick out some looks to rock while I was in the Big Apple.
One of the new stores to hit DC is Ministry of Supply and the folks there were eager to help me find that perfect look. While the store has an Internet presence, this up and comer presently only has three locations, Boston, San Francisco and my hometown, DC,. so I knew the look that I picked out would be something that not everyone would be wearing. And isn’t that a way to live like Mr. Harper? I knew I would be unique.
New York just like D.C. can be pretty hot during the summer and Ministry’s clothes are ideal for this weather. By using technical fabrics, the clothes are great for the active guy because they help fight sweat yet are still breathable. Another bonus is that they resist wrinkles so they are great travel clothes.
Using a minimalist approach, the clothes have an aesthetic that is similar to Theory, a brand that is right up my alley. So why sipping a glass of whiskey, I set out to find something to make the journey to New York. I’m a tailored clothing guy so I opted for a suited look. I wanted something summery so I picked a blazer and matching slacks in a bold cadet blue.
Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. Because my suit was the solid blue, I paired a checked shirt with a striped tie. The shirt with its smaller checks was a great backdrop for the thicker striped tie. Finishing the look with white loafers, I was ready for fashion week and prepared to show of I.W. Harper style.
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