Weekend Fresh: The Non-Slob Edition

In the past, I have a done a few posts on “weekend wear”. During the week, I, like most guys, am pretty much a suit and tie kind of guy with variation in my accessories (pockets squares, watches, silk knots, ties & bars). On the weekend, I do dress-down most of my looks, but, I never go as far as appearing to be slob. Tailored style has its place when rocking athletic jackets, sweaters and jeans just as much as it does when you are wearing a suit.

For the guy that really wants to mix their tailored look with casual look this outfit may serve as an inspiration.

Things to take away from this look:

  • If you want the sneaker look without actually wearing a pair of sneakers, a pair of white bucks are a great alternative.
  • Your dress shirts can have more than the role in your wardrobe (leave the suit behind). A contrast club collar shirt add a cool juxtaposition to a casual look, especially when pairing it with jeans.
  • An all cotton varsity jacket is much light than it’s leather sleeved big brother. When paired with the white bucks you will get a fully athletic aesthetic without appearing as if you just stepped off the basketball court.
  • Keep your shades classic. Going with a wayfarer or aviator style pair of sunglasses will always work for a casual look. This particular pair is piped in green which gives them their own personality. 
  • Going casual is a great time to experiment with fun footwear and socks. If you are not a fan of bucks, go with a clean pair of sneakers or tennis shoes. You can opt for a clean pair of drivers as well.

At the Veteran’s Memorial

Club Collar Shirt & Varsity Cotton Jacket by H&M – Maroon Sweater by ZaraRose Gold Watch by Michael Kors – 

McPhersons Wingtip Shoes by Johnston & Murphy – Mustache Socks by Sock it to Me

521 Jeans by Levi’s 


Sabir M. Peele

Twitter: @MensStylePro


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Categories: Everyday Casual, Men's Style, Shoes, Socks, Spring Mens Style

Author:Sabir M. Peele

Founder & Creative Director of menswear style & lifestyle blog Sabir serves as an independent brand consulting working with brands like GQ, AskMen, Indochino & Z Zegna (among others). Selected as #GQFall Best Dressed in 2013 & one of Esquire Magazine Best Dressed Real Men in America in 2010. Follow @MensStylePro on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Email with your inquiries.

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15 Comments on “Weekend Fresh: The Non-Slob Edition”

  1. March 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM #

    Nice kicks.

    • March 13, 2012 at 10:41 PM #

      Haha, do they look familiar to you?

      – Sabir

      • March 14, 2012 at 8:23 AM #

        Definitely considering picking up a pair for myself… but like you, I hate to pay full price. Gonan wait for the site to have a promotion, or something, I think.

  2. Dominic
    March 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM #

    Hey Sabir,

    I notice you wear alot of H&M pieces. Here in Canada, at the local downtown mall there is a small section dedicated to more dressier clothes like V neck sweaters, dress shirts, pants etc.

    Do you wear H&M on a regular basis? How long do you find the quality lasts? 2-3 years?

    • March 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM #

      Hey Dominic,

      I do have a fair amount of pieces from H&M. The lasting effect really depends on how you care for clothes. I’ve had some pieces for 4 to 5 years.



  3. Carter
    March 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM #

    Nice touch on the weekend wear. I saw a photo of you wearing a pair of brown double monks by mercant fiorienti. I’m thinking of purchasing a pair myself and was curious how the leather has held up for you, and any specific care you provide for the shoe? Keep the posts coming!
    Be Well

    • March 14, 2012 at 10:31 AM #

      Hey Carter,

      Those Mercanti’s double monks are a steal; however, the leather is soft and will scuff relatively easy on the sides. The captoe front is strong. I recommend getting some leather conditioner just have one hand the first time you notice that the shoes are too scuffed for your liking. Them give them a nice shine.



  4. Mike
    March 15, 2012 at 10:07 PM #

    question – i was looking at a buying a blazer, is it best to get it a size smaller for the fit, for example i usually wear a large, should i get a medium?

    • March 16, 2012 at 11:43 AM #

      Hi Mike,

      That is an excellent question. Sizing down usually is not the answer unless you blazer doesn’t hug your shoulders. Blazers should follow the same mantra as a leather jacket, which is; keep sizing down until the blazer is just a size too small then go up to the next size. This statement is somewhat true. To get a tailored fit instead of a smaller fit, I suggest getting your blazer taken in at the waist. Some blazers come more cropped so they will be shorter in length (which is what you may be referring to). I hope this helps.



  5. Jose Marcial
    March 17, 2012 at 12:22 AM #

    Did you have the sleeve length of this jacket altered? Do you do the same with Jean Jackets? I find that for most athletic jackets, such as this one or jean jackets, the body will fit but the sleeves will be too long.

    • March 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM #

      Hi Jose,

      I haven’t had any alterations done to this jacket’s sleeves.



  6. Ryan
    March 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM #

    Wow, absolutely love the white wingtips. Likely will pick a pair up myself. Very nice price on them, too. How is the comfort level on them?

    • March 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

      Hi Ryan,

      The comfort level on the shoes is at a 10!!!! Definitely purchase them!



  7. Richard
    April 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM #

    Hey Sabir,

    I was wondering, how tall are you? I think I have thesame body frame as you, but your style complements your height really well. Just something I want to put into consideration when stealing your style ideas haha…

    And oh, thanks for making me excited about dressing up again, saw your feature on TSB.


    • April 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM #

      Hi Richard,

      In terms of height, I am 5’9″ tall. Feel free to use my style as inspiration whenever you like. Working the TSB crew is always great (this was the second time we linked up). In terms of jeans, i usually wear a 32×30 (sometimes a 31). I have a pretty athletic background (ran track for 13 years from grade school, junior olympic and NCAA).

      Keep on Stylin’,


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