Real People: Patch pocket suit

We’ve featured Nii Ayikwi from Atlanta (a.k.a. the Adabraka Sartorialist) several times on this site before and he’s consistently one of the best-dressed people I’ve seen. 

I wanted to point out this particular grey checked suit of his because of one certain detail: patch pockets. With jetted pockets being the most formal (as you would see on black-tie jackets), patch pockets represent the other end of the spectrum and you’d typically find them on blazers or sport coats. In the context of a suit, however, they can work quite well if they’re surrounded by other casual elements. The checked pattern on the suit certainly helps, but so does the striped shirt, the knit tie and the suede shoes. Quite well done.

-Kiyoshi

Our pal Nii Ayikwei at Adabraka Sartorialist gives you a rundown on how your pants should fit, and how to avoid looking like a doof.

As long as we’re posting fall outfits, here’s one on Nii Ayikwei from Atlanta.  Nice to see someone who isn’t a little fashion twig in a bow tie looking fantastic.  Great trench, too.  I think the proportions of this outfit are really excellent.

As long as we’re posting fall outfits, here’s one on Nii Ayikwei from Atlanta.  Nice to see someone who isn’t a little fashion twig in a bow tie looking fantastic.  Great trench, too.  I think the proportions of this outfit are really excellent.

Nii Ayikwei, pictured above, lives in Atlanta, where it’s hot as Hades this time of year.  He deals with it by wearing tropical-weight wool, which wears quite cool.  Speaking of cool - I like the cool tones in the palette of this outfit.  Makes you feel like summer is somehow manageable.

Nii Ayikwei, pictured above, lives in Atlanta, where it’s hot as Hades this time of year.  He deals with it by wearing tropical-weight wool, which wears quite cool.  Speaking of cool - I like the cool tones in the palette of this outfit.  Makes you feel like summer is somehow manageable.