Whatever a person puts on their body is an extension of who they are. It is the first thing someone notices as well as your first impression. It’s about portraying confidence, attention to detail, and individuality. You want to exude your identity and personality in what you wear and look good while doing it. That’s what drives my love for clothing and what should drive yours. In the words of Mark Twain, “Clothes Maketh the Man.” My name is Dean Bakes and this blog is all about the endless pursuit of style, fashion, and being the best man you can be.
Gieves & Hawkes - Savile Row Elite
Your Statement Piece
It’s not just a suit, it’s a cover letter; an image that represents who you are and what you are all about. Take this traditional pinstriped suit, but tapered to contemporary perfection. Add a crisp handkerchief, some peak lapels and that awesome Tom Ford plaid dress shirt and you’ll look the part in no time. "Banking types should take their cue from Gordon Gekko. Or pick the best-looking banker in their firm and copy him." - Tom Ford
The Quintessential Autumn getup. Get a shawl collar sweater, a pair of nicely fitted jeans and throw on some chelsea boots to top it all off. Just do it… you’ll thank me.
Hackett is killing it by throwing this awesome plaid on just about everything. I don’t really care what it is, this pattern just does the job. Shop at Hackett.
When it comes to outerwear, there continues to be more and more enticing options making it almost impossible to settle on one piece. Check out some of All Saints’ Autumn offerings like this herringbone biker jacket or the two awesome topcoats in houndstooth and a prince of wales check. Bundle up and look fresh.
Giorgio Armani ‘09
Giorgio Armani ‘13
Carmina’s blue suede chukka boots.
Tom Ford’s Autumn/Fall 2013 line is highlighted by extravagant fabrics as well as vivid bursts of color. They even did the photo shoot in a French chalet looking to accent the luxurious clothing with equally luxurious amenities such as a roaring fire, animal skins and furs. SWAG
Tom Hiddleston in a great top coat and role-neck in the Autumn Style Special of GQ.
Coat, £3,495. Roll neck, £655. Trousers, £435. All by Ralph Lauren Purple Label. ralphlauren.com
One reason Ermenegildo Zegna should be on your company to buy suits from list.