This monochrome outfit plays with one of my favorite colors: bordeaux. It is also unintentionally an all-Gap outfit. I bought the oxford shirt, cashmere-blend sweater and chinos at different times but somehow decided to throw them all on together. The coat is from the first Christophe Lemaire for Uniqlo collection which was one of the best purchases I've made, because of versatility, fit and color. The shoes are nine years old, from Generic Surplus. They look quite worn-out but are still comfortable, and perfect for work. The polkadot socks that break up the monochrome are from Happy Socks – they were a Christmas present from a former colleague.
It's streetwear-influenced, laid-back with a touch of class, in an electric mix of muted colors. After living in Paris for almost two years, my style has become more streamlined, with many black items in my closet. Even though I am wearing leather shoes for this outfit, most of the time I am in sneakers – I especially like to pair them with my tailored suits to give them a cool, casual edge.
I've wanted a pair of matte frame sunglasses for a while, so when I saw a pair of Carhartt x Retrosuperfuture on sale I clicked add to cart without hesitation. They were perfect. All-black with reflective gray lenses, plus they came in a genuinely practical case. I can't wait 'till the sun comes out so I can rock them!
As you might have guessed, my sneakers. My current rotation is a pair of very colorful Stan Smiths and some olive-green Tubulars, both by Adidas Originals. I'm also eyeing up a pair of New Balance 247 Luxes because they come in all-leather and would be perfect for a day-to-night look.
The past season has revealed so many hits and misses. I loved the strong yet sensual women from Loewe, and the power-dressing from Balenciaga and Céline. Plus, Raf Simons put out a fantastic modern-American sportswear collection at Calvin Klein that actually made NYFW great again.
Shop items inspired by Thus' look and other pieces he mentioned: