Dotty recently joined the world of Pinterest (he was inspired after helping me with my Pinterest Series) and is obviously instantly addicted. Its fun checking out what he has been pinning – his pinning isn’t different to mine at all in that he pins the stuff he loves, it is just the content that is a little different. I’ll pin shoes, he’ll pin cars. I’ll pin a cute mirror, he’ll pin a bbq. That sort of thing.
My favourite board of Dotty’s however is his “Duds” board where is he putting together his very own style file. From leather jackets to shoes to whole coat-pants-shirt looks, it is interesting to see the different things that are catching his eye and that the style he is choosing for himself is exactly how I would style him as well.
I took an instant liking to this particular look from his board – a perfect Spring/Summer casual look (but not stubbies and jandals casual – if you are from NZ, you will know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. If you aren’t from NZ, count yourself lucky that you don’t know what I’m talking about) that is well thought out but not too thought out. A casual pair of shorts, some layering, a striped feature – this is a well dressed man.
Recreating was a little challenging as there just aren’t as many online websites for the men but it made me get a little creative and cast my online shopping net a little wider.
I started with this long sleeved striped t-shirt from Country Road – a good slim fit and paired it with these Acne ‘cheslyn’ shorts that are the perfect length and looseness. For the jacket, I went to All Saints and found this Solar hooded jacket that keeps the look interesting and fresh with the hood and pocket detailing.
I know Dotty is NOT a fan of boat shoes, so wanted something that was casual but not something my dad would wear and found that in these Esprit canvas sneakers. To add a bit of style and colour to the look, these Tom Ford “Henry” sunglasses worked in perfectly with this Andersons woven leather belt, the tortoiseshell arms complimenting the mahogany of the belt.
A great Spring/Summer look for a day on the lake followed by a bbq on the beach at sunset.