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Style Shots—Beau & Co. Chambray Pt IV
Photography by: Swabreen Bakr
Alas the final look in our chambray series is here; we’ve been tracking how to wear this versatile shirt from Summer to Fall with Michael Beaumont, one of our featured Philadelphia Creatives, and the tailor behind some of these exceptional menswear garments. Make sure to check out his bespoke menswear shop Beau & Co.
October is here, the leaves are starting to change and we’ve all begun to layer up a bit more; Michael breaks down this look as follows,
The final look of this mini-series is for a particularly cold, but dry Fall day. We used the same chambray shirt, chino and merino wool knit combination, but added one of our wool and cashmere blazers. This jacket is perfect for the Fall season, it’s a heavier weigh of cloth and has a full canvas for extra shape, and adds a little extra warmth through the body. We finished off the look with a cream scarf and a pair of thicker soled, dark brown leather shoes, which will do a better job of keeping the feet warm than the leather soled shoes from the early Fall outfit.
Again, a nice versatile outfit that would be great for a night out or for a day in the office, but do make sure you bring an umbrella when leaving the house with a blazer of this nature on, rain certainly isn’t a good friend of this cloth.
British tailor Michael J. Beaumont of Beau & Co.
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Top 3 Tips For Dressing Well
1. Fit is crucial! The most expensive fabric will look poor if the fit is off. If you can’t find store bought items that fit how you want them too, buy something that’s close and have it altered by a good tailor…or if it’s an option, opt for custom.
2. Take care of your clothes. Along the lines of #1, it doesn’t matter how expensive your outfit was, if it’s wrinkled and dirty, you’re going to look untidy. Regularly pressing a shirt and shining your shoes is a must.
3. Find your style and go with it. Wearing something you love is great for confidence; who cares whether other people like your outfit or not, as long as you feel great, wear it with pride.
Read our exclusive interview with Beau & Co. for some more tips and knowledge on custom clothing.
Photography by: Michael Ash Imagery
Words: Swabreen Bakr
Photography: Michael Ash Imagery
Beau & Co. is a British inspired custom clothing company for men based in Philadelphia, started by Michael J. Beaumont, a 27 year old gentleman born in Blackburn, England. Beaumont has travelled quite extensively across the United States and lived in Canada; he officially launched the company in February of 2012 with the hopes of transforming the way men dress.
We spoke to him about tailoring, the differences between how American and British men approach fashion, and what men should look when deciding on a tailor and having custom clothing made.
“As a tailor, it’s really important that you deliver what the client is looking for, rather than making them something that you like.”