HOW TO DRESS
A casual sophisticated look
Though typically associated with cowboys, workwear, and Americana in general, the origins of jeans actually trace back to 16th-century Genoa, Italy, from which a cotton corduroy precursor to today’s trendy textile began to be exported throughout Europe – and the rest is pop culture history.
Today, the sight of blue jeans instantly evokes a casual spirit, which is why they should be styled with just the right elements to hit the perfect off-duty chord. An exceptional outerwear piece will do the trick. This seemingly simple quilted goose down jacket features leather details with a textured motif and a monogrammed pin on the lapel. Up the formal factor with calfskin suede, two-toned Oxford shoes, or for a more relaxed look, leather calfskin high top sneakers that zip up the side.
Mixed style messages call for easy, low-key accessories such as a wool and silk scarf with contrasting stripe, an ascot hat with sewn-in visor and an elegant, textured calfskin credit card holder.