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This article was published 1/2/2013 (1445 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Blending old with new is a modern way of dressing that keeps old, trustworthy styles look modern. Men are recognized for this much-admired way of dressing. Riley George, a business student at the University of Manitoba, is no exception. He enjoys the nostalgic blend of old vintage pieces with a contemporary tailored suit. His vintage bag and belt ties in well with his modern straight European-style sports jacket. George says, "I'm drawn to the older looks that are more classic -- my grandpa's bag I thought was a cool vintage piece. Even with my casual style, I like to mix the old with the new, which is kind of the inspiration." Riley George is running for president for the commerce student association at the Asper School of Business, where we found him after a speech and looking sharp.
What he wore...
Jacket -- "Le Ch¢teau. I got it at the outlet next to Polo Park."
Button-up shirt -- "H&M, this is actually my dad's. So I stole it from the dad."
Pocket square -- "This was actually from a little set my sister gave me, a Christmas gift. I have this one and one in white to switch it up."
Dress pants -- "Dress pants are from Calvin Klein."
Shoes -- Aldo
Bag -- "Bag is actually my great-grandpa's bag. He passed it on to my grandpa. I did my first work term for school and my mom gave it to me as a gift."
Jacket -- "Jacket is from Bluenotes."
Belt -- "The belt was actually my grandpa's, it's pretty cool. It's a travelling belt so there's actually a little zipper on the inside where you can store money. I don't, but he did."
"For me personally, well-fitted pants. I have thin legs so it's easy to get lost in pants if they're not fitting properly. So I need to make sure what I'm buying is according to how long my legs are and what they look like."
"For this look I would say Mad Men. I watched it all Christmas break. I like the old style and well-fitted suits. On a regular basis I would be wearing colourful pants, a T-shirt and a nice sweater for a more casual day but because I'm running for president I thought I would step up my game. My sister got me into reading the Sartorialist blog. I'm drawn to the older looks that are more classic, obviously with my grandpa's bag I thought that was a cool vintage piece. Even with my casual style I like to mix the old with the new, which is kind of the inspiration."
"For men I would say, try a little harder. I think sweats are for when you're at home and you should present yourself, even at school or out walking around, because as much as you think people don't judge you, they do. Layering and having a sweater underneath not only helps with the cold but if you wear the same jacket every day, you can make it look different if you're mixing it with different hoodies underneath."