Hey, gidday mates! I’ve been going so casual for the past few months that I thought it was about time that I went back to my schoolboy-dressing roots for a minute. So with that in mind, this was the outfit I wore when Jenny and I deejayed the William Morris Endeavor holiday party at The Bowery Hotel a couple weeks ago. I’m not messing around when I say schoolboy, and to be fair, if I pushed this outfit any further it’d probably err on the side of costume, but here and now, it’s a uniform classic: Navy chalk-stripe blazer, white button-down shirt, navy knit tie, grey pants, black Docs, done.Click to Continue!
Did you know that when I first started this blog I was so obsessed with dressing like a schoolboy that I used to go to uniform stores in Auckland and buy actual school uniform sweaters and pants and socks in that perfect shade of charcoal grey? True story. So I guess you could say that if I’ve had any stylistic evolution over the past six years, it’s been from student to student teacher… And I guess we could count the 50 shades of grey in my hair as a kind of personal evolution.Click to Continue!
It’s no secret I’m a fan of uniform dressing. In fact, the third post I wrote on Isaac Likes was all about dressing like a schoolboy. Michael Whittaker and I were at a bit of a loose end yesterday so we decided to pay a visit to the School Uniform Centre in Remuera. I figured at the very least I could find a few sweaters to add to my collection – but it never occurred to me that the whole ensemble could be so fresh. Once I got started I couldn’t stop and before long I’d walked out with aClick to Continue!
Like I said last week, my beige pants are back with Murray Crane at the moment – he’s making me another couple of pairs with pleats added. I’ve been wearing these grey pants ever since. I bought them from Top Man in Dublin in January but never really wore them because they were a bit too full in the leg for my liking. I took them to the tailors two weeks ago and asked them to taper, crop and cuff them. They came back perfect. They’re exactly the same as my Burnside High School uniform pants – now all IClick to Continue!
Along with the beige pants I wear everyday, I only ever wear beige socks. It started out as a thing I liked to do with this one pair of beige shorts, but then it started taking over. Now all I ever seem to buy are beige socks. They go with everything – beige pants, blue jeans, maroon sweaters… I’ve had cheap socks and expensive socks, but my favourites are the ribbed ones from Hallensteins. My school socks were beige. Must all be part of my obsession with dressing like a schoolboy. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!