Seven Days of Dapper: Nicole

After featuring Nicole as a model on the runway at our February 2014 New York Fashion Week event and naming her a finalist for our 100 Most Stylish list of 2014, we are  so excited to present a week’s worth of her style for our Seven Days of Dapper series. Now, you can finally get a peek into Nicole’s closet to see how she pulls together such fashionable looks on a daily basis.

 

Bio

Nicole is an Engineer at a software company, and originally hails from New Jersey. She currently resides in South Jersey, near Philadelphia, but spends quite a bit of time in Northern NJ, New York, Washington, D.C. and traveling to other cities for both work and pleasure. She spends her spare time with her family, friends and girlfriend, and playing in recreational softball, basketball and flag football leagues. Nicole enjoys trying new restaurants, craft beers, attending concerts and exploring the cities that she visits with her camera. She has always been interested in fashion and design, and has recently begun documenting her passion over the past year. You can find her on Instagram Here.

Photo credits: F. Harley

 

Day 1: Family Visit

 

Family is very important to me, so I make it a point to visit often. Since my parents’ house will always be home, I dress for maximum comfort but still dapper enough that I’ll be ready for anything that pops up. I always bring my duffel bag with me because I may decide to stay over for mom’s breakfast the next morning.

Day 1-1

Day 1-2

Day 1-3

 

Outfit details:
J. Crew Striped Oxford Shirt
4-Stroke 12 oz. Selvedge Denim Jeans
Converse Jack Purcell leather sneakers
Ebbets Flannels Newark Bears Cap
Randloph Engineering – Sportsman Aviator Sunglasses
Jewelry: Aldo Multi-charm leather rope necklace, Billykirk Leather Cuff, Tsovet Watch, Custom wood and sterling silver bracelet
Y-3 FS Duffel Bag

 

Day 2: Date Night

 

Sometimes it’s nice to go out after work and talk about my day with my lady over dinner and drinks after a nice walk in the park. I try not to go too casual, but also not too overdone, especially since we would likely go to a more casual place during the week.

 

Day 2-1

Day 2-2

 

Outfit details:
Ben Sherman Breton Striped T-Shirt
Gant Rugger Pinstripe Canvas Sportcoat
Brooks Brothers red diamond print pocket square
J. Crew Bowery slim-fit khakis
Brooklyn Circus Black Ivy Ebbets Flannel cap
Randloph Engineering Sportsman Aviator Sunglasses
Tretorn Nylite Canvas sneakers

 

Day 3: Lunch Meeting

 

The work week can get hectic, and in order to maximize my days and still make the time to build great working relationships with my customers, I like to schedule lunch meetings. Lunch meetings are usually business casual, and since it is getting warm out, I would typically go with a lighter sportcoat and switch things up with light colored wingtips.

Day 3-1

Day 3-2

 

Outfit details:
Bindle and Keep bespoke club collar shirt
Wingtip Clothiers Chambray Sportcoat
Nick Point Gingham Pocket Square
Steven Alan Oliver Trousers
Gordon Rush Schaffer Wingtip Oxfords
British Belt Company Henderson Leather Belt
Billykirk Padded Laptop Tote
Paul Smith Half Rectangle Sunglasses
Stuhrling Original Elite Blue Dial Watch, Tiffany Box Link bracelet, custom wood and sterling silver bracelet

 

Day 4: The Speaking Engagement

 

I often need to give presentations in front of a large room, sometimes upwards of 250 people. Since it’s important to present myself as well as I present my topic, I know I can’t go wrong with a nice dark-colored suit. The pops of color add personality but are not distracting to the audience… Have you ever watched a speaker and thought, “What the heck are they wearing?!” I bet you barely heard what they were saying because all you could concentrate on was the distracting element. Having been a member and Club President of Toastmasters, I learned that one of the key aspects of commanding a room is looking the part, and a well-tailored suit certainly helps.

 

Day 4-1

Day 4-4

Day 4-3

Day 4-2-4

Outfit details:
Bindle and Keep bespoke suit
Bindle and Keep bespoke club collar shirt
Clapham silk knit tie
Brooks Brothers blue gingham pocket square
Trafalgar leather belt
Calibrate Socks
Cole Haan Winter Wingtips
Coach Foldover Tote
Ivory + Mason Black-Blue Doheny Eyeglasses
Stuhrling Original Elite Blue Dial Watch, Tiffany Box Link bracelet, custom wood and sterling silver bracelet

 

Day 5: Happy Hour!

 

Considering that I work from home when I’m not driving around to meetings, post-work happy hour is a great way to stretch my legs after a long day of sitting at my desk. Even though it is warm out, it still has been getting chilly in the evenings, so the lightweight sportcoat is a great option.

 

Day 5-1

Day 5-2

Day 5-3

Outfit details:
J. Crew Ludlow sportcoat in glen plaid Italian silk-linen
J. Crew Wallace and Barnes band-collar shirt in Irish cotton-linen
J. Crew montclair navy floral pocket square
Ralph Lauren Varick slim fit moleskin pants
Ralph Lauren penny drivers
Ivory+Mason Bond wayfarers

 

Day 6: Road Trippin’!

 

On the weekends, it’s time to let loose. Sometimes I like to take a road trip with friends to a nearby city, like New York or Washington, D.C. And of course, there will be plenty of shenanigans along the way. Dressing for comfort is important, but so is style. Since chambray is one of my favorite warm-weather fabrics and blue is my favorite color, this effortless combo works perfectly no matter what the situation.

Day 6-1

 

Day 6-2

 

Outfit details:
Velour Tab Sport Shirt with white dots
Levis 501 Matchstick Jeans
Converse Chuck Taylor Pattern Chambray
Ivory+Mason Bond Wayfarers
Matt and Nat cognac checkered Mick Satchel
Tsovet Watch, Custom wood/sterling silver and denim coral bracelets, Tiffany Box Link bracelet

 

 

Day 7: The Wedding Suit

 

A wedding is always a momentous occasion, and of course I want to look my best… but I also need to be ready to get down on the dance floor. At some point, I need to be ready to take off the jacket and tie, especially since it might get a little warm while I am mingling and dancing.

 

Day 7-1

Day 7-2

Day 7-3

 

Outfit details:
Bindle and Keep bespoke suit
Bindle and Keep bespoke club collar shirt
Ben Sherman purple plaid skinny tie
Nick Point purple gingham pocket square
Cole Haan socks
Geoffrey Beene burgundy leather belt
Versace embossed loafers
Paul Smith Half Rectangle Sunglasses

 

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