UNPRETENTIOUS

UNPRETENTIOUS

Unpretentiousness is one of many attributes of the modern gentleman in the know. For the modern gentleman, an unpretentious approach to dressing is an expression of his natural shrewdness when it comes to looking good and stylish in a restrained and modest manner. (Laudablestyles)

Hello folks, it has definitely been a while. I've been very busy with life and all other things that are attached to it. However, I am excited to be back here doing what I love doing. Considering it's been a while since I posted on here, I thought I should slowly get back into the swing of things by sharing a couple of shots that reflect my looks as well as what I've been up to for the past couple of months. The shots were taken on a weekend visit to MIMA in Middlesbrough. Due to having less time to keep an eye on my wardrobe, I have adopted a diligent and an unpretentious approach to my dressing by combining both professional and casual style when necessary and practicable. This is a typical weekend look for me these days.
unpretentious look
unpretentious look
unpretentious look
For me, an unpretentious approach to dressing is rooted in the philosophy of less is more. More importantly, one thing I figured out when I was younger, was that rocking the most expensive designer and hype brands do not necessarily translate to stylishness, especially if confidence and the knowledge of fit are lacking. When choosing an outfit, I always consider the need, wearability, and smartness before anything else. Moreso, considering that I'm getting more busier these days, the comfortability and practicability of my outfit choices are also of utmost importance.
unpretentious look
unpretentious look
unpretentious look
 Visiting the local art gallery, I am wearing a sapphire skinny fit suit jacket with a light purple shirt and light blue trashed skinny jeans, combo with a pair of brown suede driving shoes. The blue suit is one of my old time favourites. Although part of a three-piece, I have found myself wearing it as a casual outfit as it adds a bit of smartness to my unpretentious look. 

"The suit, a bastion of masculinity and beacon of gentlemanly style, is still very much relevant in the modern day, obviously, but it’s not the be all and end all of looking good" (Gentleman's Journal)

 I opted for a random black tote bag (well, one of Editas') for my books wallet, pens, and phone.  I’ve found tote bags to be very handy and versatile for everyday run around. They are light and takes less space when not in use (you can literally fold and keep them in your pockets). With a ridiculous price of  £6, you can add a bit of trendiness to your look with a nice and quality tote bag. 
unpretentious look
unpretentious look
unpretentious look

UNPRETENTIOUS

Photography By EO
I am wearing
Ribbed hat by H&M: Shop here 
Sapphire skinny fit suit jacket by Red Herring: Shop here
Purple shirt by H&M: Shop here
Trashed Blue Jeans by H&M: Similar here
Brown suede driving shoes from TK Max: Shop here

22 Comments

  1. administrator
    5th March 2018 / 8:15 pm

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    5th March 2018 / 8:22 pm

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  3. Jasmin N
    5th March 2018 / 10:12 pm

    What a lovely casual look! That beanie looks lovely on you. Also, good to have you back 🙂

    • Laudablestyles
      Author
      5th March 2018 / 11:17 pm

      Thanks very much Jasmine. Yea, glad to be back writing again. How are you? Hope you are well.

  4. 6th March 2018 / 12:19 am

    This would be a great look for so many occasions. Casual and comfortable but still a level of sophistication w/ the blazer and loafers.

    • Laudablestyles
      Author
      7th March 2018 / 11:25 am

      Hi Beth, Thank you very much.

  5. 6th March 2018 / 6:38 am

    It’s great to have you back, Adetunji! It’s nice to see your outfits again after a little while. 🙂 This one is well put together and nice casual look. And btw, I wish I’d have more time to explore some art museums too. That’s a great way to spend a day.

    • Laudablestyles
      Author
      7th March 2018 / 11:23 am

      Hey Nora, thank you very much for your comments. Been very busy with dentistry…lol. It is awesome to be back though.

  6. 6th March 2018 / 7:30 am

    Welcome back – we missed you! Very nice and casual look – purple looks amazing on you!

    • Laudablestyles
      Author
      7th March 2018 / 11:21 am

      Thanks a bunch Karoliina. Hope you are well.

  7. 6th March 2018 / 9:07 am

    You look cool and stylish! I love this black tote bag, perfect for busy mornings around the city! Welcome back on board!

    • Laudablestyles
      Author
      7th March 2018 / 11:21 am

      Hi Helene, glad to be back and thank you very much for stopping by, hope you are well.

  8. 6th March 2018 / 10:11 am

    This is such a great look, I love that it can be adapted to what ever occasion. Its casual but still looks like you’ve put in an effort with your appearance! Love the photos too!
    Emily xx

    • Laudablestyles
      Author
      7th March 2018 / 11:19 am

      Hi Emily, thank you very much. I love to try my best in a less stressful way

  9. 6th March 2018 / 2:55 pm

    I like it! You look comfortable, yet professional all at the same time! I think what we wear says a lot about our personalities and this tells me you’d be a very laid back and welcoming person to interact with! It says you know how to be serious but how to have a little fun at the same time. Well done!

    • Laudablestyles
      Author
      7th March 2018 / 11:18 am

      Hi Kari, thanks very much for your lovely comments, means a lot. You are right, what we wear says a lot about who we are. I personally think pretentious dressing is just too much of a hassle. Keeping things simple is the way to go.

  10. 6th March 2018 / 4:23 pm

    The hat takes this outfit from generic to unique. Great work!

    • Laudablestyles
      Author
      7th March 2018 / 11:13 am

      Thanks Daima.

  11. Sondra Barker
    6th March 2018 / 4:59 pm

    You look great in this outfit. Very handsome.

    • Laudablestyles
      Author
      7th March 2018 / 11:11 am

      Thank you very much Sondra

  12. 7th March 2018 / 10:19 am

    Great casual look and I love mima I used to go regularly but haven’t been in a while. I may have to pop in 🙂

    • Laudablestyles
      Author
      7th March 2018 / 11:11 am

      Thanks for your comment Kitty. They currently have some awesome artwork on display. You should definitely visit when you’ve got the time.

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