After a few days of a real heat wave, a cooler day came. Cool enough to wear a new pair of jeans I quickly got to like.

Denim is an autumn-winter kind of fabric. But it works on a cooler summer day as well. It was raining for the better part of the day – which made the weather fresh and brisk.

My jeans of choice used to be Levi’s 511, which I had often said were among my favourite clothes. I’ve found a worthy successor for them though, and here it is: 501 CT.

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Levi’s 501 is the most classic fit, with a wide, straight leg and high waist. CT at the end means they are tapered below the knee, which makes them look less bulky, but they remain comfortable due to extra room in the high and knee, and sit on the natural waist, and not low on the hips.

I managed to get a nice classic navy ones which will work well in place of my worn five-elevens.

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The jacket is a cotton-linen small houndstooth fabric in brown and beige.

I’m a bit annoyed by two little details: brown elbow patches, and leather piping on a ticket pocket. I’m endlessly fascinated by what drives the designers to add such unnecessary things to otherwise quite nice clothes. Especially if they also feature subtle and tasteful little details like a delicately curved chest pocket. This is beyond my understanding.

I’m thinking of getting rid of those sometime, once I have a few moments of free time.

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A pocket square with a gorgeous pattern in muted colours – which works with how the whole outfit is not very loud.

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This idea of not being very loud with my clothes is a bit of a leitmotif for me lately. I tend to feel better in clothes which are quite neutral and subtle. I avoid evident colour-coordination and over-accessorizing. It just works much better this way, I think.

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Jeans – Levi’s 501 CT // jacket – Massimo Dutti // shirt – Miler Menswear // pocket square – Poszetka.com // shoes – Yanko 545

Photos: Mariusz Jeziorko (Barwnie.com)

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My name's Szymon Jeziorko. I wear ties and write about it compulsively. More...

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