To Sir, with love


To Sir, with love

Styling: Harris Davlas
Photographer: Panos Davios
Words by Sofia Tsakiri

Bring some late sixties college flair to your everyday business looks.

Feel like you’ve tried it all? Bored of the same old suit combos? Want to find a new alternative, something between the typical three-piece suit and the unofficial, casual styles that make you look you are about to hit the gym? Need not worry, our friend, as today’s inspiration comes from one of the most elegant, yet simply dressed characters on film.

Sidney Poitier’s teacher, in the 1967 film “To Sir, with love” pairs decent, common pieces with poise and gracefulness, making the simplest suits look tailor made. Surely no one expects you to show up in the meeting room in made-to-measure. Knowing, however, how to carry yourself and be comfortable in the skin you’re in is a whole new ballgame. With Poitier as our starting point, we created this college inspired look that you are going to love:

· A plaid blazer is a wardrobe staple that can have several incarnations. For this one, we gave it a simple, black turtleneck backdrop and a soft, camel coat to quiet it down.
· Instead of wool trousers, that have been the case with us many times before, we opted for a pair of super skinny jeans, to modernize the look and make it easy-going and comfortable.

Your shoes can either match your sweater or your accessories. We decided to pair them with a leather briefcase, in order to enhance the college look feel of the outfit. The camel coat, as we have already elaborated on it before, can be the key piece that binds everything together. Ideally, when you drop it, a whole new attitude emerges _and that seems to be the case with this outfit.


Camel Coat And Wool Multi Plaid Blazer Jacket all by Hackett London, Available at Shop & Trade.

Don Giovanni Super Skinny Jeans by Antony Morato, Available at Shop & Trade.

Leather briefcase by Ermenegildo Zegna, Available at Ermenegildo Zegna Boutique.

Socks by Calzedonia.

Leather Shoes by Gas, Available at Shop & Trade.