Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Casual preppy with Fred Perry


I still remember fitting this Fred Perry blazer months ago. I couldn't forget its fit and the way it felt. I must have spent half an hour inside the dressing room just standing, then sitting, then standing again with the piece on. I couldn't take it off! It was the price though, that discouraged me.


Fast forward to last week, when I found the same blazer in the same size (probably the exact same jacket) hanging on the sale rack. I didn't hesitate.


Even though contrast piping is no longer the "in" thing, it still looked pretty to me. The blazer belongs to Fred Perry's Japanese collection, hence the slimmer fit. It hugs the body in a way that forms a more flattering silhouette.


Here is the lining. Yes, that's also a Fred Perry polo shirt I'm wearing inside, also from the Japan collection, but from the current season.


Paired the duo with slim carrot jeans from Topman. I used the black shirt and the navy jacket to tone down the relatively bright color of the pants. Would have topped off the look with boots, but I don't have a pair that is slim enough. So I settled for strappy sandals.


At first glance, there seems to be the same piping on the Fred Perry polo shirt, but look: a double collar! Like the unexpected sale, it is the little surprises that bring a smile on my face.

Polo shirt and blazer, Fred Perry; jeans, Topman; belt, A.P.C.; Kickers sandals: thrifted

Photos by Patricia Suzara


Anonymous said...

Sorry man, but I don't get the sandals, let alone the jacket. But
the jacket, I do like, and would me more interesting when used w/ a totally different ensemble.

Edrick said...

hello anonymous idk about you but me i love the sandals!! :-))

Anonymous said...

I do love the blazer! do they still sell this one?

Miguel Paolo Celestial said...

Anonymous#2: I think they still have a Medium on their sale rack at Greenbelt 5. What I'm wearing is a Small.

Anonymous said...

ukay ukay din ba yang sandals mo? di ka ba natatakot sa alipunga pag gumagamit ka ng 2nd hand lamog na shoes ng hindi minimedyasan?

Miguel Paolo Celestial said...

yup, yup, ukay ukay din. walang problema dun kasi pinapalinis ko naman lahat ng ukay na sapatos, sandals, at pati bag sa besas. ginagamitan ng saddle soap para labhan ang leather. may kamahalan lang nga (mas mahal pa sa bayad sa ukay), pero worth it. hindi naman ako bibili ng lamog na shoes. mukha bang lamog para sayo?

Edrick said...

hi anon! hahahahahahahahahahahha wala ka bang ginagawa sa buhay?? lol gumawa ka nalang ng fashion forward na blog para masaya HAHAHAHAHAHA PARTY