Friday, September 14, 2012

Casual Fridays #4: George Harrison

Working to look sharp for a rare evening out on the town can actually be easy. The tough job is trying to look sharp on a daily, casual basis. Yeah, you might have your Friday night suit at your beck and call, but what does it matter if you spend the rest of your time in target t-shirts and jeans? Every Friday, I'd like to offer up some style inspiration for tightening up your casual look, because let's face it... sometimes you just don't feel like wearing a tie, but still want to keep it sharp.

After a rough week at work, it's time to slow things down for the weekend. So, let's start it off with this nice, kick-back photo of my favorite Beatle, George Harrison:
From the mikl-em's combine blog.

Harrison's just bustin' a slow hang in a sharp roll-neck sweater, thinly-striped (or are they corduroy?) trousers, and a beautiful 4-button (?) coat... all the ingredients for a crisp, casual look.

The best piece here, though, is the turtleneck sweater with the ribbed neck and bottom. The neck is not overdone with so much material that he's barely able to lift his head out from it. He's got room to breathe! And the material of the sweater doesn't look too heavy so he can wear this in pretty moderate weather without sweating on the inside. I love me a good roll neck, but haven't had much luck finding them in the past. Seems things have change now, thanks to companies like John Smedley and Art Gallery!

And George seems to keep his patterns limited only to his trousers (assuming they're not corduroy), which provides a nice break from the solid light-coloring of the sweater and the dark of the jacket. I wish I had a color photo handy, just to see what color those trousers are and how they work with the rest of the outfit. Awesome balance, overall though, of color and pattern, I'm sure!

All right now, let's end this post and start the weekend with my most favorite Beatles song ever... written by George Harrison!

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