Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Style fit for a President: JFK

THERE ARE iconic looks that remain timeless, classic and simply natural, whatever era and they are perfect for summer, thank fully as it is now.

Keeping just the right side the prep style a man who is widely regarded as the most popular American President John F. Kennedy showed his cool style while onboard his favourite yacht Honey Fitz alongside the glitterati of power and politics during that golden era, with wife Jackie, the rest of the Kennedy clan and on the odd occasion Marylin Monroe.

When on Presidential duties JFK would always be smartly dressed, suits to die for, but while aboard his yacht, he would mix up a relaxed style of light trousers, pastel coloured shirt, with pen collars of course, and of course Wayfarers and a relaxed pair of tennies or pumps.

The look is switchable, which gives it it’s longevity, as not all of us can look as cool as JFK, but we can but try.
The Mikkel Rude sta-prest white trousers are a great starting point. 

Relaxed yet superbly cut, sitting below on the waist. This straight leg trouser has two side pockets, zip fly, two rear pockets and comes in a slim fit.

The next nearest lighter trousers are the Dockers chinos in either the Alpha khaki slim or the DO extra slim, these four pocket trouser, with lined waist band are perfect.

Ping in an Anderson’s belt either the brown braided leather or mustard, with the exquisite hand finished quality smacks of everything Sixties style and slips in perfectly with this light breezy look.

Now choosing the right polo shirt is thank fully not as tricky as it may have been a while back, with many labels honing that stunning Sixties cut and collar finish. 

First out the traps I am picking the Sunspel blue jersey, which comes in a a delightful French blue two button placket, in neat finish, all in succulent Egyptian cotton.
Next up must be the Orlebar Brown Terry Toweling sky polo. It is the perfect colourway with chest pocket and curved front and back hem. 
This shirt is almost too cool for school.

The Paul Smith Zebra blue also fits in nicely, with two button placket, Mother of pearl buttons Zebra logo embroidered on the chest, the shirt is a perfect soft cotton number, you could also drop in the Organic purple shirt as well, if you wanted to stand out a bit more.

Now stepping away, no pun intended, from the norm I would plump for the Armani jeans blue shoe with canvas and leather upper: rubber sole, metal eyelets, laced up this trainer/shoe is a modern twist on this timeless look, but if you are a stickler for as near as possible, then Shoes Like Pottery canvas trainer in indigo is a hark back to times gone by with vulcanised sole and canvas top. You could also rock the black shoe as well.

When topping off this look you could try to vary, but there really is only one glass for this and it is the Wayfarer or New Wayfarer Ray Ban have created.

Stunning with a delicious blue and brown frame, gradient brown lenses and total UV protection, what else would the President wear??!!!