Every now and then I like to bring a little bit of a wildly different aesthetic into my daily looks, just to spice things up and to keep people guessing. Today I decided to go for something a little bit country. The trick I think is to keep it subtle, enough of a change that people will notice that you’ve done something different without slapping them around the head with it. For example, this a little bit country look would have failed massively if I had have added a Stetson hat and cowboy boots, because that has gone well past a little bit country and straight in to a whole lot stereotyped. You never want to become a caricature, of your own personal aesthetic or of someone else’s that you happen to be borrowing from for a day. The seersucker and the particular cut and colour of my jeans today are a little bit country in the right context, but not enough that someone is going to say “Oooooh! I get it! You’re a farmer today!” You’re alluding to a look, to an aesthetic; not becoming it.
For today’s a little bit country outfit I wore:
blue and white striped seersucker blazer – Meeting Street, Etsy
navy tailored cotton dress shirt – Euromerican Tailors, Hong Kong
navy and white striped canvas belt – Sportscraft
raw denim ‘Dustman’ slim-jim jeans – Corr Blimey
blue leather Mexico 66 sneakers – Onitsuka Tiger