This week's Profile is Ontario Armstrong of Mt. Airy. Philly Fashion guru Sabir Peele tells us why Ontario is this week's That Guy.
Photo Credit: Brent Eysler
What I like about this look?
Ontario's look is a mix of “Italian sprezzatura” and American prep wrapped into a nicely tailored package. Since the upper-half of his outfit has patterns, he made sure his blazer and shirt were in the navy blue color family. My favorite part of this outfit is the white jeans. They give his outfit a spring flair.
Where could this outfit be worn?
This look is perfect for the spring/summer business casual environment. If you’re having trouble figuring out what to wear to a garden or outdoor party, this outfit is a perfect. This is a great outfit to pull out when you are going on a date and you want to exude a bit of confidence with your style. By adding a solid navy blue knit tie to this look, you can make your way to a wedding that has that more spring inspired feel.
Where can you buy this particular look?
The great thing about this blazer is that it was originally a part of a full suit. Brands like Modasuite, Jack Wills, Ralph Lauren or Enzo Custom Clothier all carry or can custom make peak lapel that can be mixed well into your everyday wear. A blazer isn't complete without a pocket square peering out of the breast pocket. Brands like Armstrong & Wilson, Fifth & Brannan, TheKnottery.com and TheTiebar.com all carry a variety of pocket squares in different patterns and fabrics. This season, you will see guys really embracing white denim and pants. Bonobos, Tommy Hilfiger and H&M are brands that carry white and colored denim that can really spruce up your spring/summer wardrobe. To complete the look, add a pair of loafers in the oxblood color which you can find at brands like Johnston & Murphy, Florsheim, Allen Edmonds and G.H Bass & Co.
This is one of the few outfits that I would say is perfect depending on where you will be wearing it. The one thing I would change would be to go with a solid white pocket square to complement the white jeans as well as the white in the gingham shirt. Guys don't be afraid of white jeans or pants this year. They can be pair with sneakers, loafers, dress shoes and boat shoes very well. Pulling off a pair of white pants isn't as hard as it seems, just beware of ketchup!