Fedora by Laird Hatters, MossBros. (Caramel Battenburg Check Scarf, Slim Fit White Shirt, Grey Wool Tartan Trousers, Navy Medallion Silk Tie, Taupe and Navy Medallion Silk Pocket Square) Brown Oxford shoes by BaseLondon.
Dressing smartly is an art. To be a master of this art is to consistently dress to the absolute best.
The corporate world has always fascinated me; uniformed dark suits and overcoats, style and class expressed in microscopic detail. Having myself been around financial districts, spying from the hospitality sector, I have always been studying and taking notes on the bespoke.
For my recent trip to Tokyo, I planned a shoot in one of the Financial Districts (Otemachi), wanting a strong ‘Sartorial’ theme. Style comes through challenge so to push myself in Otemachi I chose a universal Camel Coat from Moss Bros. The Camel Coat is a popular choice, so the challenge was to create a new perspective and bring a new look to an old classic.
This overcoat has a modern structure with classic tailoring elements. Reassuringly comfortable, warm and stylish this versatile coat pairs with smart/casual attire, a must-have for any winter collection. Weekdays or weekends, at work or winding down its a winner. 100% wool fabric and tailored cut, it keeps you warm but also gives a smooth fit on the body unlike so many heavy winter coats.
We arrived at Otemachi early enough to miss out on the corporate crowds, then walked ten minutes to the Imperial Palace. Here you look back and get this amazing panoramic view of the Financial District as seen throughout the shoot.
To complete the challenge of adding a fresh look to the Camel coat I dug deeper into the Moss Bros books to add different styling elements. Below you can see what helped me bring it all together: (Click on the links below if interested)
There is clear, crisp contrast. Black falls nicely from the hat to the three buttons on the coat and into the Grey Trousers. The togetherness of the scarf, tie and the Camel coat creates a single bespoke style that exceptionally compliments the backdrop. Sophistication in every aspect brought together by Moss Bros.
There’s a confidence in knowing and looking after yourself.
Knowing how to pull it off every time is to be a Master the Art of Style.