|Michael Sheridan trying on dress shirts at Mexx.|
On September 19th I had the pleasure of taking Michael Sheridan shopping. Michael has just recently changed jobs within his department at the Canada Revenue Agency, which means an increase in pay, travelling for work (he’s in Summerside at the moment), and giving training to employees. All of which mean it's time to step it up in the wardrobe department.
I’ve known Michael since 2004, and his personal style has definitely evolved in that time. When I first met him he wore mostly faded jeans, beat-up Blundtstones, and paisley shirts over band T-shirts. His style now is much more refined, while keeping the same cute, casual aesthetic he’s always had.
First on Michael’s list was dress shoes, and while we were making our way toward the men’s shoe department at The Bay at Bayshore, we came across a rack of ties that were 30% off. Michael and I pulled out seven slender Ben Sherman ties, and we winnowed that pile of ties down to four that he liked best.
Michael was reluctant to look for shoes at The Bay since he claimed that he had looked there before and hadn’t found anything that he liked. I convinced him to let me take a look “with my eyes”, he agreed, and I zoned in on these Calvin Klein beauties:
|Calvin Klein shoes–hot.|
Following The Bay, we headed to Banana Republic. Michael had been browsing their website and since he was in the market for a suit, he thought that they might have one that would work for him. While we were there I pulled some additional items for him to try on, including this sweater:
|Look how handsome!!!|
He also tried on a white and a grey long-sleeved T-shirt to wear under long-sleeved shirts in the winter–the white was far too sheer, but he did pick up the grey.
However, he was looking for a suit. So when he tried on the one he had been looking at online, he was hoping that it was going to work for him. Unfortunately, because Michael is on the shorter side, the proportions of the jacket were wrong for him. The top button was quite low on the torso, and the jacket was too long, making it look like he was a little boy playing dress-up in his father’s suit. Michael was disappointed but I knew we would find him something else.
And find him something else we did! We spent a good 45 minutes browsing the racks at Mexx, sending Michael off to the dressing room with a very large pile of things to try on, including this suit:
|Tailoring is important.|
We had a great day. What do you think of Michael’s purchases? Tell me in the comments!
*He has since e-mailed me to tell me he has worn them to work and they have proven comfortable, albeit a bit pinchy during the breaking-in process.