Monday, 26 May 2014

How To Style a Blue-Gold Suit | Menswear, Modelled by the Husband

Menswear: Grey suit with white shirt
A few firsts for my blog: menswear ideas on how to style a blue-gold suit, the first post taken over entirely by my husband, and outfits photos shot entirely by yours truly. I hope you'll take a minute to check out these images of a beautiful suit that I styled for him and actually got to photograph - it was great to flex my photography skills for a change.

I was approached by retro and mod menswear brand Adaptor Clothing, who wanted to know if I wanted to get behind the camera for a change and style my other half in a suit and shirt. As many of you know I did a photography degree and once wanted to be a fashion photographer, so there was no way I was going to let this chance slip through my fingers. The question was, did I still have an eye for it?


The suit we chose is the Adaptor Mod 60's Retro 3 Button Slim Suit - although it looks blue-grey, the colour is actually blue-gold. It has a beautiful gold sheen to it when you catch it in the light, and we both agreed that for a ready-made suit the quality is just wonderful, and the retro detailing and slim trouser legs definitely give it that Mad Men feel. The shirt we chose was a classic Oxford white button-down by Ben Sherman, which was also a really good quality shirt. After much trying-on of different ties we decided to go tie-less in the end, and added simple but striking details with a plain white pocket square and red socks with tan brogues. And scroll down for the chance to win one of two of these white Oxford shirts in my giveaway!

Menswear: Grey suit, red socks & tan brogues
Menswear: Grey suit, red socks & tan brogues
Grey suit, red socks & tan brogues
Menswear: Grey suit with white shirt
Menswear: Classic white shirt
Menswear: Grey suit, red socks & tan brogues
Menswear: Grey suit with white shirt
Menswear: Grey suit, red socks & tan brogues
Menswear: Grey suit with white shirt
Menswear: Grey suit with white shirt
Menswear: Grey suit, red socks & tan brogues
I'd like to think I haven't completely lost my touch as I'm pretty pleased with these pictures (I apologise for my inability to cut them down to my usual four or five) - and I have to say, I think Mr. Summers has somewhat upstaged me. On his first ever appearance, as well... le sigh. I've totally gained my own mini Zoolander - he said he didn't know how to pose and of course I gave him direction, but he does look like he's been doing this for years. Many thanks to Adaptor Clothing for giving me the opportunity to both style and photograph a shoot for a change, and of course for the fabulous shirt and suit - we had a lot of fun, even though it took ten times longer than my outfit shoots do :)


International Giveaway

How would you like the chance to win one of these classic white Oxford shirts? I have two to giveaway (both size Large, 16.5" collar, for up to a 42" chest) - all you have to do is enter via the widget below... good luck!

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Have you ever featured your other half on your blog - if so, how did it go (him modelling and you photographing)? And did you ever think there's maybe more to life than being really, really, really ridiculously good looking? (I do hope that joke's not lost on anyone...) 

Catherine x
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Suit: c/o Adaptor Clothing, Ben Sherman shirt: c/o Adaptor Clothing, Pocket square: Debenhams (similar), Brogues: Office (similar), Glasses: Kyusu

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103 comments

  1. This is such a great suit! I love the mod styling. Your photos and the Mr. look great!

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  2. What a cool looking couple you must make! Great post.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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  3. I think David Beckham is always looking spruced up! I think as he has got older, he has matured and his dress sense has improved! No more sarongs, but nice fitted suits!

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  4. Wow, most beautiful couple ever! Great photos, Catherine. I love the pop those shoes give to his suit. Very nice.

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  5. Damn, hot! First man I see in a suit and I like, and I like a lot! :D Great styling my dear, and you have a gorgeous hubby, you guys must be the most fashionable couple ever! :D

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    1. Hehe thank you Keit...! I think I may have to restrict him seeing too many of these comments or his head'll get really big ;)

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  6. Well, both pics AND husband looks great! You must look awesome together :)

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  7. Best dressed celebrity has to be George Clooney.

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  8. Fabulous. Hubby looks like a pro and I love the length of the trousers x

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    1. Me too, sweetie! I love how slim leg trousers are much shorter and show off coloured socks. Thank you xx

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  9. David Beckham - he always looks great!

    Ashleigh

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  10. Mr George Clooney always looks very dapper

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  11. love the red sock detail!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http;//fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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    1. I'm a big fan of coloured socks on men, Jeanne ;)

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  12. He is a natural, of course nothing to do with the talented photographer! xx

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  13. Great suit and gorgeous guy! You two are a stunning pair xox

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  14. David beckham always looks so smartly dressed

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  15. You're just too fabulous for words as a couple! Great photos, and how amazing does he look in that suit? And such effortless posing! My OH sometimes larks about in my tripod shots, gives a bit of 'blue steel' and all that, they're hilarious photos and I keep threatening to put them on Facebook. So nice to see something a bit different. P x

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    1. Oh stop it, Sarah - you're too kind! But I would agree he 'got' the posing thing straight away. But then there are some funny outtakes too... great blackmail material for the future!

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  16. P.S. Best dressed male celebrity? Len Goodman, for being a proper old school gent in a three piece suit and matching overoat. P x

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  17. Oh my gosh, dear Catherine...this is sooo crazy; I just asked MY husband if he would like to do a men's fashion post for my blog!! Great minds think alike!! Your hubby looks very dashing in this retro-feeling suit; he did a great job modelling...and you certainly haven't lost your touch as photographer!! XO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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    1. Seeing as this has had such a great response you should totally do it, Monika! Thank you for your lovely comments, as always!!

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  18. Great post! I recently featured my husband, as well, here at http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/hello-handsome/ . Best-dressed male celebrity? My vote goes to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who's totally unafraid of prints and putting the effort in.

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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    1. It seems featuring our OHs is becoming more and more popular...! And YES to JGL :)

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  19. Well, isn't he a handsome fellow! What a smashing couple you two make. You did a great job here. Kudos!

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  20. Thank you for this great giveaway!
    i think Geodes Clooney is well dressed...
    Crossed fingers!
    Melodie10@gmx.fr

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  21. Catherine, you never told us your husband is a model!! Honestly... wow! Can we have Mr Summers more often here on the blog?
    Now I should better enter your giveaway as otherwise Mr C will be jealous... ;-)
    xo
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Haha don't encourage him, Annette!! He's totally upstaged me - more Likes on my Bloglovin feed for him than I've had for me for a while! I knew he would, though - thank you my lovely x

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  22. definitely David Beckham right down to his sexy undies

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  23. You have nothing to worry about regarding your photography skills. The pictures are fabulous. Your husband looks so dapper in that elegant look.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  24. He totally looks like he is a pro and you did an amazing job with direction and photography. I tried to take photos of my husband couple times just a few shots and he always jokes and makes fun though. I do get the best smiles at least as a result. I do love taking photos of my kids. My daughter is a natural.
    I have also done photo shoots with some friends as I style them and it is tough giving direction isn't it?
    I find myself going to the spot and seeing how I would pose to help them. :)

    Oh, I just did a post inspired by you… :)
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com/2014/05/you-have-lost-your-muchness.html

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    1. Thank you, Daphne - yes the direction part is the hardest part, especially telling them to look right when it's your left!! I saw your post, you looked wonderful, I was so flattered! C x

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  25. I think David Beckham is still hot and well-dressed)

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  26. woah!! ok few things here:

    Keith is rocking that suit!! seriously he is bad ass!! did he model in a previous life , cos seriously, he could give the dolce & gabbana models a run for their money ;)

    Secondly, the photos...oh the photos. You really are fantastic behind the camera Catherine, its been wonderful to see your perspective as a photographer and i can see the talent you have!

    Thirdly. Mr Summers hair= awesome!

    the end haha
    xxxxxx

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    1. Awww Rachel thank you!!!!!!!! He certainly did his full Zoolander bit, but I think it was unintentional... he was concentrating so hard on the "shoulders back, tummy in, chin down" directions from me that he ended up with that brooding look on his face. In my shoots I have to make sure I'm doing all of the above but then soften my face as well, I can't get away with the scowling look, I look like a bag of spanners, haha!!!

      P.S. He was so pleased with his new haircut, he'll love that you said that :)

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  27. Kudos to the photographer and her handsome husband. Love your blog and thank you very much for your excellent photo and blog tips.

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    1. Jaime you're very welcome - and thank you! Such a lovely comment ! x

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  28. David Beckham is the best dressed male celebrity

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  29. David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Keith Richards! They have the advantage of good looks, but they're always well dressed too. Your photos are great!

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  30. You are such a gorgeous couple!! :)
    I would have to say Russell Brand - I know he's not everyones cup o'tea but I love his style :)

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  31. He look younger!. I wish all men can keep their health in control.

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  32. Great post and will be showing it to my husband ! The photography, the styling, the suit, Mr S - all shamazing!!

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  33. What a handsome hubby you have. He looks very dashing.

    X x

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  34. What a HANDSOME stylish husband you have. I thought at first he was a model, ahhhhhhhhhhh
    What a fabulous couple you make.
    loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Aww bless, Sacramento!! You're so sweet, thank you (and you'll make his day) x

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  35. I'm a fan of George Lamb, he always seems to be dressed well. Your fellow actually reminds me of him a little, I think it's the hair.
    Rubi x
    The Den

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    1. Rubi you'll doubly make his day if I tell him you said George Lamb!!!

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  36. Oh good job in turning your man into a hotter version! LOL! He looks great! Nice pair of shoes to go with the suit too =)

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  37. I know I'm supposed to be looking at the suit, but you husband has the best hair!!!!
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. It was a new haircut, JJ - he'll be so pleased! Thank you x

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  38. Of course the photos are terrific. Of course you haven't lost your touch. I mean, if you cannot do it, who can? It is nice to see your husband again (I remember the wedding photos). He is very, very stylish. You make a stunning pair. If there is to be a next time featuring him, can you ask him to give us a photo too where he smiles? I want to see his face when he smiles LOL.
    Greetje

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    1. Thank you Greetje, and yes I agree about the smiling...! He was concentrating so hard and getting so many directions from me that I couldn't then tell him to smile as well, he would have had a meltdown! Next time, I promise :)

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    2. hahaha. the things this man must endure from you... he must be very patient.

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  39. Jon Hamm...although I might be just saying that because he's so handsome!

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  40. I like the way how Johnny Depp is dressed. Thanks

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  41. I always think Benedict Cumberbatch looks immaculate.

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  42. Will Smith, regardless of the style or occasion he always likes georgeous

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  43. Woo.. looks like model, Hey Catherine your husband looks very dashing, Your hubby looks very stylish. The photography is awesome, your photography skills are great Catherine, These photos are fabulous. The combination of suit, shirt,shoes are perfect. Mens Dress Shirts A Huge variety of fashionable clothes

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