Country Wedding

I wasn’t invited to any summer weddings, although this is probably what I would try to get away with if it were out in the country somewhere. I’ve always been fond of flouting the rules of formalwear — skinny jeans instead of dress pants, knit jackets instead of wool, wearing t shirts instead of button ups. And I suppose I’ve taken all of those rebellions and styled them up as one peculiar look.

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I was in Paris years and years ago and I saw a beautiful man in a beautiful jacket. I’m fairly certain it was a Chanel piece, and it was a baby blue tweed with just the right amount of nubby texture, and a hint of destruction. It was boxy but loose, form fitting but comfortable. You could tell he was as comfortable as  he was put together. And I saw him for maybe a minute — but the image stuck.

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So when I was in Zara browsing and I found this, I didn’t care that I had no money in my bank account, I grabbed my size and whipped out the credit card. The jacket was a dream of a find, and possibly my favorite piece in my wardrobe.

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The jorts have been with me some time, and they started their life as a pair of favorite jeans. It’s sometimes weird the things we have a hard time letting go of. I tried replacing these with a pair of pre-shredded jean shorts and they just don’t feel right. I feel like I’m cheating on a loved one when I wear them. So I remain loyal.

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The shoes are a pair of Bally’s that I got on eBay and have been with me for quite a few years. They seemed like an extravagant purchase when I bought them, with their patent leather accents, but in reality they were one of my best purchases. I’ve worn them all over the world, they’re super comfortable, and while I do need to go get them cleaned, they’re just as dear as the first day I wore them.

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Zara Blazer / ASOS T Shirt / Levis Jeans / Bally Shoes / Ray Ban Sunglasses

Photos courtesy Kristin Booker
Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.