A polished all black look for a moody day in Old Montreal…
This past weekend, in collaboration with the good folks over at Honda Canada, Steph and I took the new Honda HRV down for a weekend trip to Montreal. During our stay, we managed to walk through Old Montreal and notably, visit the Notre-Dame Basilica. †I hadn’t been to Montreal in over 10 years, so I was definitely excited to go exploring and be a tourist. The only bummer was that it rained for a lot of the weekend — but that didn’t stop us! So I decided to dress the mood with a polished all black look that’s topped with a textured charcoal grey blazer. A look that’s inspired by a couple of the most iconic artists and personal favorites — Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.
T H E † E S S E N T I A L
All pieces of this outfit are essentials to my wardrobe, as their easily worked in amongst other high and low pieces throughout Fall/Winter. However, I’ll highlight the need for a good thin merino wool turtleneck. Worn with a suit or business casual with a blazer and a black pair of jeans, a black turtleneck is a warmer substitute to your traditional black dress shirt. Traditional assumptions aside, the turtleneck isn’t your grandpa’s vibes anymore — you just have to wear it right. Swap out the blazer I’m wearing with a dark grey or tan top coat, and you’ve got yourself another polished look. I’ve seen the all black turtleneck look done with a black biker jacket and that looked pretty badass as well. Take a chance this Fall/Winter and mix it into your wardrobe — it’s casual enough to wear for a night out and dressed-up enough to substitute your shirt and tie.
S H O P † T H E † P O S T
You can shop this look and similar pieces below. I’ve also linked a few of my favorite turtle necks that I’d give a shot — check ’em out: