Watson's Winter Wednesday: Nothing Rhymes with Orange



We are extremely sad to announce that this is Watson's last Winter Wednesday post for this year. It has been an amazing and insightful journey to see the amount of attention to detail that goes into the curating of his signature looks, and we hope you have enjoyed his series of posts as much as we have.



Don't worry though - we have a very cool collaboration in the pipeline, so this won't be the last you see of @cnostaw! If you missed out his previous posts, be sure to check out his insider tips on how to pull off a blue suit here, a brown suit here, and a classic black suit here.

Merry Christmas everyone!

PS. Special thanks goes out to our Artistic Director & Photographer, the incredible @csquared317, for running the entire series' photoshoot. You're amazeballs.

My final entry for the Winter Wednesday series is one of my favorite looks.


This three-piece suit is more sophisticated than any I've had made before, with a bit of an extra flare in the double breasted waistcoat. When all buttoned up, it forms a unique cascading layered effect that is subtle but interesting.


To opt for a more streamlined look, you may have noticed that I don't have any belt loops in my suit pants. I feel like a belt can break up the flow of a well tailored suit, so I always opt for pants with side tabs. The down side is that if there is a drastic weight gain/loss, there aren't many options aside from getting new pants made. At my age, gain seems more likely than loss.


The shoes are again from YSL, with the same high cuban heel as last week's outfit, but in a more subtle grey leather. Feeling tall is one of my vices.



Of course, all these details are generally overlooked when I have them smothered by this gigantic orange parka. I love this citric marshmallow from Uniqlo for its softness, warmth, and its many pockets that are more than enough for this gadget enthusiast.


One of the other things I love about this jacket is that there are elastic drawstrings along the waist. When paired with a fitted suit, I like to pull the drawstrings a bit tighter so it shows more of a waist and doesn't look as rotund as when I'm just wearing it with t-shirt and jeans. And of course, for those extra chilly days, putting on the hood helps block even the most piercing winds, as well as let me do a killer imitation of Kenny. Mmf-mmmh-mmh-MMH-mmf-mmh.


Lastly, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Lifestyle Lookbook for giving me so many new profile pictures. I truly had a blast both in jumping and writing, and thank you all for reading so patiently. You can find more of my random styles on Instagram at @cnostaw. Please feel free to tag me on anything you think I should attempt to pull off while at my very conservative office. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. 

xo,

W

Watson wears the following:-

Blue three-piece suit: Simpson's Tailors in Sheung Wan (HK$6,000) 
White dress shirt: Simpson's Tailors in Sheung Wan (HK$400) 
Blue paisley tie: Lane Crawford self-brand (HK$500) 
Dotted pocket square: Takeo Kikuchi (HK$300) 
Grey cuban heeled boots: Yves Saint Laurent (HK$4,000) 
Orange premium down coat: Uniqlo (HK$550) 
Limited edition watch: Tag Heuer (HK$15,000)


  1. To avoid breaking up a fitted suit's flow, consider opting out of traditional belt loops and going for side tabs. It's not like you need the belt for a cell phone holster anymore, right? If you do, get rid of that cell phone holster, immediately.
  2. If you're looking to add a noticeable splash, consider going for complimentary opposite colors. Red with green, blue with orange, yellow with purple. There's a reason why these colors are so memorable. (Christmas, Dr. Seuss, and the Joker) 
  3. My final quick tip: whatever it is you wear, as long as you like it, OWN IT. Confidence is the best accessory with any outfit. 




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