Styling: Sofia Tsakiri
Photographer: Panos Davios
Words by Eleni Papaioannou
If you want to be casual and proper at the same time, you can simply do both!
Some days you just have to be up for business, in your crisp suit and lace ups. Some other days you just feel like going to the office in your sweats. But not every day is clearly defined in a way that can steer you towards one or the other outfit. Say you have some casual get-togethers, you want to meet clients that you already have a good relationship with, and you are going to be talking about strategy and inspiration, not about figures and profits. They have already seen you in your suave, official looks, now it is time you took the next step in your relationship and relax things a bit. We are not saying you should appear in sneakers and jeans, (save that for Sunday morning coffee), but you can arrange to meet at the bar, dressed in a way that shows both appreciation for the person across the table and also a familiarity close to friendship and respect.
· You are actually wearing a blazer, so no one can blame you for not being professional. However, this one is made of soft wool that is both cozy and warm.
· Relaxing the correctness of your shirt and tie, what is that looming under your blazer? A nice sweater, instead of a vest! Put a zipper on it and see it become your casual ally.
· Speaking of the shirt and tie, they should be smart and witty. Be relaxed but not so relaxed…
· You are wearing leather brogues. Nothing strange there. But these babies have a double life, just like your blazer. They are proper and dandy, however they also have rubber soles, made for comfort and durability. Who knows when the meeting at the bar will end? Drinking is serious business!
The Drink: El Ron suave
40 ml Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
20 ml Sherry Pedro Ximenez
15 ml Mezcal Del Maguey Vida
Stir all ingredients together in a glass an add orange peel
WHERE TO BUY
Wool Blazer Jacket and Trousers, Cotton Printed Shirt, Wool Sweater with zipper, Silk Polka Dot Tie
and Leather Brogue Shoes, all by Gant, Available at Gant Stores.
The place: ODORI Vermuteria Di Atene
The Greek version of the famous Italian Vermouth bars we were introduced to in Torino, many years back…