Some hard-won style advice
Amy Smilovic has taught me so much about cool dressing after 40. This is exciting!!!
This interview was exciting, then I price-checked the Creative Pragmatist book. 🙁
That square bag. Wow.
Hmm. I wish Indyx weren't so exclusively focused on women's fashion. So the quiz is a lot harder to take as a straight guy -- although it was sort of fun to lean into some gender fluidity. I came up with Simple, Tailored and Structured.
If that creative pragmatist book every goes on sale for like 85% off, give your listeners a shout out? I'm really interested, but also not wealthy.
I'm late to the comments but found this episode's framework quite calming/relaxing and informative. I was having a lot of fun thinking through my 3 adjectives for basics and decided to include a non-adjective (since they're just guidelines!): "teddy bear"
Would love to know what blazer she was wearing, it sounds like my kind of blazer
One of the rules which I find maddening is the idea that a man's single-breasted suit coat or sport coat should never have the bottom button fastened. I have some coats that simply look better fully fastened, and some which look better that way if I'm dressing them down with jeans and Docs, but look better the "right way" (bottom button unfastened) if I'm wearing them with slacks.
And other than "how to dress" vlogs and people who can afford $2000 suits, the only other people who seem to know this rule exists are the sort of pedants who use the phrases "well, actually" and "basically" a lot but don't, you know, wear suit coats, and the last time they wore anything remotely like a suit coat (or even a casual sport jacket) was their wedding tuxedo rental.
Took the quiz on Indyx and my style came out as Classic, Minimalist, and Romantic. Loved the episode!
Love Amy! I also love any episode helping me navigate my style. Thank you for this!
Your suit is damn sharp
Do you have links to her book? I searched by title and author and couldn’t find it in our library or on Amazon.