Scarlet & Gray / by Brandon Bryant

Photographer: Nick Urteaga (@n_a_urt66) - Canon 60D

Outfit Details (make sure to click and check them out):

Made to Measure Suit & Shirt: Cesar Renuan

Tie: (similar)

Pocket Square: Century 21 Department Store (similar)

Socks: JCrew (similar)

Shoes: Vintage Allen Edmonds

Watch: Timex Weekender

Fish hook bracelet: Dowling Brothers

Greetings, welcome to Wall Street Paper! This is the inaugural post for the blog.  In the spirit of The Ohio State Buckeyes winning the National Championship a week or so ago, I thought it was a no brainer to represent my alma mater in the first post. Lets get started!! With this look I kept it very simple and clean up top and then really spiced it up at the bottom. Many of us work in a corporate environment where its really hard to show personality and be different. A few ways to add flavor to your appearance at your everyday desk job are with funky patterned shirts, fun ties, a custom inside lining of the suit jacket, animated socks and sometimes you can switch up the shoe game with a double monk or even suede!

With this look I went with an awesome green and blue paisley lining of my jacket that really pops when you open it, a window paned wide collar dress shirt and red Christmas reindeer themed socks. Remember when adding personality to work attire you have to be careful.  If you are wearing a patterned shirt, then you would probably want to wear a solid color tie to keep people from becoming crossed eyed when they see you walk into the office in the morning.  Also with the socks, please feel free to get crazy and go all the way to the moon and back with cool designs.  Socks are the easiest/most affordable way to let people know you may know a thing or two about dressing well. Lastly, accessorize, accessorize, and accessorize!! Having cool bracelets, a watch with a changeable band, and any other wrist wear can really add character and compliment your daily attire.

Well I hope you enjoyed the first post for the blog.  Let me know what you think about the blog. Please stay tune for next weeks #DapperMonday post!!