Smart Spring Sunday.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
                                              - Leonardo da Vinci

It's Spring - the sun is out but it can still be quite brisk this time of the year, especially in Melbourne. These trans-seaonal days can be can be hot then cold and wet then dry, so today to accommodate the shifting weather, I've gone for a mix of fabrics. Linen trousers, a fine pique polo and a Sports jacket - all are fine for a smart but casual Spring day, but to add interest, I've reversed the tones and put light onto dark. A lighter jacket highlights my face enough so wearing darker tones won't wash me out. This works well with my high contrast features. 

This process is easier than you think. By looking at yourself in the mirror, you can watch what colours wash you out whilst trying on jackets, polos even shirt and tie combinations. 

To finish off I used a third colour to marry the outfit together in my choice of shoes and pocket square. Done.

Jacket from Thrift Store
Polo by Barbour (from Henry Bucks)
Pants by Oscar Hunt Tailors
Pocket Square by Paolo Albizzati (from Henry Bucks)
Sunglasses by Cutler  & Gross
Shoes by Jocent Royal


  1. Yo that's a nice outfit! I like these monks, nice colors. Not a fan of this polo shirt though. Seems like a lack of contrast.

    1. Thank you for your comments, the contrast is in the blazer as I stated in the post I reversed the tones. Maybe not to everyone's liking but that's style for you! ;)

  2. Well put together outfit. I'm interested in the shoes - had a look at their site and prices are very cheap. How do they fit into the shoe hierarchy? Lower level English makers?

    1. Thanks Scott, the shoes are well made they only thing that is an issue for me is the soles and heel are quite hard. I'm not a heavy walker to they will take a little longer to wear in so to speak. I'd put these above Meermin and around loake level for now. I will see how they are in a months time!

    2. Hi there,
      First of all, I like the look, particularly the jacket and shoes! Though polo's aren't much to my taste.

      More importantly I was wondering if we could get an update on the shoes? Jocent Royal is having a sale at the moment and I'd be interested to know how your pair is going before I take the plunge into my first pair of goodyear welted shoes.

    3. Robert,
      Thank you for contacting me. Jocent shoes for there price are good value, with their last they use I'm pretty much inbetween sizes. I'm usually a 7.5uk F last theirs is on the small side and as I said in previous comments the heels and soles are quite hard, so it's taking awhile to wear in!