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This Summer’s Essential Menswear Pieces
Sabir M. Peele of Men's Style Pro Summer's Menswear Essentials 2016 sponsored by I.W. Harper Whiskey

As you may know, Men’s Style Pro has partnered with I.W. Harper Bourbon Whiskey for a few activations in Philly which included a private dinner at Twenty Manning Grill. To round out our partnership, I.W. Harper wanted to know about my current summer style essentials — so I put together one complete look of all the pieces I’m into this summer that can truly stand alone as the showpiece of any outfit. 

Sabir M. Peele of Men's Style Pro Summer's Menswear Essentials 2016 sponsored by I.W. Harper Whiskey

(Photography: Austin Horton)

Double-breasted Linen Windowpane Blazer – Banana Republic | Grey Crewneck T-Shirt – Uniqlo | Neutral Suede Monkstrap Shoes – Tobox (Philly) | Aviator Sunglasses – James Dean Eyewear | 1969 Slim Fit White Jeans – Gap | Grey-Tipped White Pocket Square & Blue Suede Woven Belt – The Tie Bar 

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In the spirit of #LiveLikeMrHarper, the style essentials that I’ll be highlighting area mix of classics — some with modern twists on the expected from an amped-up navy blazer to a pair locally-purchased, neutral color double-monkstrap shoes.

First up – The Navy Windowpane Blazer.

 

 

Sabir M. Peele of Men's Style Pro Summer's Menswear Essentials 2016 sponsored by I.W. Harper Whiskey

Any men’s style list you’ll read will make that statement that “every man should own a navy blazer”. I agreed with this statement because of the inherent versatility of ye’ old trusty blue blazer, however; they can be quite boring! 

This summer, add some juice to your traditional blue blazer by looking for a slightly heightened navy blue blazer in a windowpane pattern. You can find windowpane blazers in white, grey, orange and red — depending on your level of confidence will dictate which colorway you’ll choose. A white or grey windowpane is much more versatile and translate from the office to happy-hour. 

Be smart about your fabric choices. This particular blazer is linen, which is highly breathable and can stand-up to the summer heat. 

Sabir M. Peele of Men's Style Pro Summer's Menswear Essentials 2016 sponsored by I.W. Harper Whiskey

Mixed Metal Accessories

Break the rule of “you can’t mix metals” when it comes to your jewelry & accessories. A gold watch is as luxe and radiant as the summer sun,  paired with silver framed aviator glasses is less monotonous and casual. The twist? A colored & slightly translucent lens is refreshing and modern (see blue lens aviators above). 

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Sabir M. Peele of Men's Style Pro Summer's Menswear Essentials 2016 sponsored by I.W. Harper Whiskey

The Classics – Grey T-shirt & White Jeans (+navy woven suede belt)

Guys still have a fear of white jeans, so pairing it with a classic every man staple like grey t-shirt. Adding a grey t-shirt to this look is an easy way to subdue the formality of the blazer without disregarding the integrity of the look. A woven navy suede belt is neutral and complements your suede perfectly without matching them directly. 

Sabir M. Peele of Men's Style Pro Summer's Menswear Essentials 2016 sponsored by I.W. Harper Whiskey

Of course you’re wearing your favorite sneakers this summer — more power to you! But, there will come a time that you need to rock a proper shoe. I picked these up from a local Philly men’s footwear boutique – Tobox. It’s a great spot to just hang and enjoy some whiskey and to pick up some stellar footwear.

The color of these suede monkstraps falls between sand & beige and are the epitome of a summer shoe. The contrast the white jeans without becoming an eyesore and they pull the entire look together. 

(Post Sponsored by I.W. Harper Bourbon Whiskey. All content & opinions are that of Men’s Style Pro)

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