Friday, February 6, 2009
Apparel Watch...Italian Chino Suit
Go to your local menswear store and ask for a khaki suit. It’s very likely that they’ll bring out something in light brown or some type of olive color. That’s not what a young man needs to be a true fashion rebel this spring. A khaki suit should be, well, khaki. This cotton Italian chino suit from J. Crew is just that. I first saw it in GQ Magazine and fell in love with it. I plan on buying this suit or one similar to it for the spring and early fall months when the weather says “wear what you want.” The suit will run you $386 dollars but it's worth it.
The suit is slim, chic and manly. It’ll make you stand out wherever you go. I’m envisioning this suit with a light blue shirt, navy tie and a pair of loafers. Though, it would go with much more than that. Here are the details:
Blazer: Smooth cotton twill woven in Italy. Our classic cut, destined to be a wardrobe essential. Felt under collar. Two-button closure. Flap pockets, interior pockets. Nonfunctional buttons at cuffs. Center back vent. Fully lined. Import. Dry clean. Catalog/jcrew.com only.
Pants: Smooth cotton twill woven in Italy. Silk-tie stripe piping at interior waistband. Zip fly. Off-seam pockets, back pockets. Half lined. Import. Dry clean. Catalog/jcrew.com only. Traditional trouser fit, straight through hip and thigh, with a straight leg.