The best of modern men’s fashion

If you ask my dad, a collared shirt is the minimum dress code required (for a man) to leave the house. Even to walk the dog. He grew up as a member of the silent generation, when expressing discomfort of any kind was simply not tolerated; even less clothes that you were lucky enough to have on your back. So he can’t begin to imagine a world where young men care about such insignificant things as the comfort of their clothes. Yet here we are. Comfort and opinions on these matters rule. Much to my dad’s chagrin, the comfy togs favored by Millennials and Gen Z shoppers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. No tie, no problem! Today’s younger, modern consumers hail comfort as king. There’s no need for a tie when you’re working from home, having a side hustle, and having meetings in a coffee shop.

But fear not, all the glitz is not lost. Younger generations have found ways to help us relax our wardrobes a bit while still maintaining a sense of social decorum. Enter the shirt jacket, colloquially known as the Shacket. It’s been around for a few seasons but has become a real staple lately, combining a hint of formality with the cut and fit and/or fabric of a favorite shirt. The ceremonial is always respected while leaving the possibility of strolling in his home office between meetings. My dad may have lost his battle over the collared shirts, but not the war. Today’s casual looks are still respectable and fashion-forward and there are still plenty of gentlemen among us.

**Favorites include this sporty wool coat from Billy Reid. It looks like a soft cardigan but is formal enough to wear to dinner. This knit coat from Marine Layer also does the trick!**

L to R:
Stretch wool jacket by Atelier Munro, Rubenstein’s
Safari jacket in cotton and cashmere, by Atelier Munro, Rubenstein’s,

L to R:
Barracuda jacket, Q Clothiers
Quilted jacket, Billy Reid
Wool and cotton jacket, custom options at Rubensteins (free valet parking)

L to R:
Soft sports coat, Billy Reid
Soft wool jacket, Q Clothiers

Image 4: From left to right

L to R:
Suede and cashmere jacket, Saks Fifth Avenue
Suede jacket, Saks Fifth Avenue

Events this week:

Thursday, November 3: Display of Piranesi jewelery trunks at Saks Canal Place

Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5: (10h) Large estate auction from Crescent City Auction (highlights include a French cherry wood rocker and emerald earrings)

Friday, November 4 and saturday november 5: (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Offsite Holiday pop-ups for a French decoration store To Beautiful Things (#11 Place Trianon)

November 5: (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Freret Market – a pop up of local art, craftsmanship of gastronomy

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