The weather may be all over the place, but rest assured, your wardrobe need not suffer. Nick McClish—who’s known around our office for his effortless ability to mix tailoring with relaxed, contemporary pieces—demonstrates easy layering in three distinct outfits that embrace his signature approach to modern classic dressing. And while the pieces in his edit range from hoodie to pinstripes, Nick explains they’re not styled based on specific occasions, but rather different facets of what he’d wear any given day of the week.
“Being from Southern California, I love any excuse to wear a hoodie. For a casual-yet-polished look that works for both weekdays and weekends, I’d pair the hoodie with a tailored piece like this lightweight jacket from Lemaire. For spring and summer I really enjoy a nice neutral palette of whites, creams, greys, and neutrals. It feels fresh and effortless, especially after a heavier, darker season like winter.”
“Pleated pants are making a comeback, but these days they’re updated by a subtle carrot silhouette, making them cooler than the version your dad had. I like the idea of mixing such a classic piece like pinstripe pants with something a bit sportier and modern, which is why I chose to pair them with the Brunello Cucinelli bomber and The Elder Statesman baseball cap. These minimal leather slippers by Soloviere are, in a way, the man’s answer to ballet flats. They’re all-purpose—sleek enough to wear at work and comfortable enough for Saturday errands.”
“A classic, tailored suit is a must-have and can elevate any occasion—even a day at the office—with its inherently cool confidence. Sartorio is such a great Exclusively Ours brand that’s made in the same Naples factory as Kiton. This silhouette embraces the season’s softer shoulders, which makes sitting at a desk all day much more comfortable. Right now, there’s a lean towards traditional Milanese dressing, which is less about mixing in a bold palette and more about combining lighter, timeless tones like blue, white, chocolate, and grey.”