This week's Profile is Steve Phillips of New Jersey. Philly Fashion guru Sabir Peele tells us why Steve Phillips is this week's That Guy.
What I like about this look.
Steven's look is mild weather winter appropriate. Since we have been hits with waves of unseasonable warmth during the day and some-what "normal" winter weather temperatures at night, his use of a sweater vest and scarf work great for light layering. By adding a scarf with small dash of color, he has done a great job of breaking up the navy blue base of this outfit.
Where could this outfit be worn?
The look is perfect for the office, a dinner date or for a holiday party.
Where can you buy this particular look?
If you are in the market for a sweater vest, Lands End may be your best choice in terms of fair price and variety of colors. As a complement to your navy outfit, a nice pair of camel colored, Oxford style lace up shoes is an excellent option. Brands like Johnston & Murphy and Allen Edmonds carry some very well crafted Oxford dress shoes that can be dressed up or down, depending on the situation. Grab a solid scarf with minor color accents to bring your entire look together. Brands like Brooks Brothers and Ralph should be your go to for plaid and rugby pattern scarves.
Generally, I am a fan of this look particularly because of the use of a sweater vest. The sweater vest has gotten a bad rep over the years and has been synonymous with professor types. The great things about a sweater vest is that you can use it to layering with suits, jean jackets or a top coat without the adding bunching in the arms due to the lack of sleeves. Since this outfit is primarily one color (navy), take a risk and up the ante with a bold color sock.