Fashion Outfits

Styling My Kind of Tailoring

tailoring001Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: David

Not long ago at a work event, I wore a suit jacket for the first time paired with some almost-matching smart trousers, and the experience has inspired to create this outfit. In this post, I like to show you guys how I would interpret modern gents tailoring, my way.



In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not a three-piece kind of dude… I have never worn a suit in the history of the blog, probably never will. For someone who claims to be into fashion, this is sort of a crime but me and suits don’t gel. I would definitely stick out like a sore thumb at Pitti Uomo, by miles, but that doesn’t deter me from experimenting…

tailoring008如果你还没发觉的话,从晋升部落客到现在我从来没有穿过正统的西服。我认为我本身的风格和较正式的西装完全不搭。虽然这对一个自认热爱时尚的人来说可算是个罪,但是穿上西装的我样子老实说就是有点呆。想必如果我出现在Pitti Uomo(意大利佛罗伦萨男装时尚周),大众肯定会觉得我非常格格不入。不过我还是不畏尝试一下以自己的风格看看会穿出啥样的味道。

tailoring011First off, I substitute a made-to-measure jacket with this oversized number from ASOS that I’m absolutely obsessed with. The fabric has a silky quality that flows~ thus giving off a sheen that I adore, and I think it looks quite beautiful in pictures. 首先,我把传统的西装外套转换成了这件ASOS的过大码外套。我喜欢它的元素在于布质的光滑表面在微风里呈现的丝绸般的飘逸和光泽。


tailoring004Besides the outerwear, certain others elements are also kept within the formal frame of mind, i.e. the (cropped) trousers and loafers while everything else in contrast is pretty cash’. Finally, to feel complete as a wannabe 9-to-5er, I finish off with a leather clutch from Zara. It’s a very classy, modern alternative to a satchel and for its modest price tag, it actually looks and feels rather premium.





I hope you like my take on a formal look. I’m aware that it’s not necessarily what a normal person would wear to attend a conference as such, it is more of a streetstyle interpretation of it. 我希望你们喜欢这个造型。常人可能会认为这并不是传统西式的打扮…没错,我其实并没说想要说服任何人打扮成这样去出席公事会议,这只不过是我把西方绅士和小奥个人街头风格混合出来的效果。

tailoring002If you’re not a suit person like I’m not, let me know how you like to dress up in a formal way… Your formal way. See ya in the next post! 如果你也是个对西装这个概念较为叛逆的人的话,请记得跟我分享你有啥特殊的穿法哦!下张帖我们再会呗!


Oliver ❤

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    June 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Love this outfit, everything works so well together.

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    June 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Style is on point as always Oli! need to catch up soon xx

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      June 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      We do, Naffy!! I don’t think we’ve actually met properly after all this time!

      Oliver x

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    June 5, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Wow! You seem to have effortless style! Love the over sized jacket and the clutch bag – the whole outfit it’s well put together. I think it would work in the office. Beautiful photography too!

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    June 5, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Love this outfit – everything works so good together! 🙂

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    Ana De- Jesus
    June 5, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Personally I love your take on formal wear and I was actually wondering if you would like to be interviewed for my blog? I love your style 🙂

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      June 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Hey Ana, thanks for the comment! Yeah, that would be cool! Drop me an email or hit me up on Facebook and we can discuss that further ☺️

      Oliver x

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    Blog Andra Dorolti
    June 5, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Me likey! I love how you matched with the background too, just perfect!
    I don’t know why, but I love seeing formal trousers with thin tops. It looks so effortlessly cool 🙂

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    June 6, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I love how you have matched everything and it is still formal but how cool it looks too !

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    Ickle Pickle
    June 6, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I love your twist on the formal look – you look great – very cool. My older son would love this look. Kaz

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    Cassandra Mayers
    June 7, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I think thats a great formal but not boring look! Looks great 🙂

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    Sarah Bailey
    June 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I love your take on the formal look, it actually looks so style but also comfortable as well. x

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    June 8, 2016 at 12:46 am

    That is a very creative idea, especially for those who don’t like suits. The outfit is very stylish and professional! Maybe you’ll start a trend:)

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    Nicola Cassidy
    June 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Looks great! I love the black satchel. I know what you mean about not wearing suits – I used to have a lot of power suits in my wardrobe but have mostly disarmed them – I think its shows more personality being able to dress a bit different.

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      June 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Nicola. I’ve never owned a suit ever in my life and I probably never will…

      Oliver x

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    Lisa (
    June 8, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Fab outfit – it’s great to see something a bit different from the norm but still fitting into the formal bracket! You clearly have an eye for these things!

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    amy lyons
    June 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    The whole outfits looks so great, you really do have such a fantastic sense of style! xx

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