way more awesome stuff.
7-3 Canada. Good time to write a quick post.
I wrote a blog entry on the Gotstyle blog last week called the Definition of a Henley, in case you missed it. I’m a big henley fan and think it’s a very underrated piece in any man’s wardrobe.
That’s all for now. My brain is way too scrambled from work. Back to my Starbucks orange blossom tea.
As many of you know, I operate and write for the Gotstyle blog. I just wrote a review on the new Aether jacket I picked up in December. If you’re one of the few that don’t follow that blog, you may proceed to slap yourself in the face, and head over there immediately.
While many can say that these are more obvious than helpful tips, there’s still an ubsurd amount of men who can’t grasp the concept. From Kris Van Assche of Dior Homme, a few important snippets from the Rules of Style on Details.
A lot of fashion houses design for the catwalk and not the street—then you see the clothes on a regular guy and it’s a mess. Don’t disguise your personality behind labels; impose it on the clothes.
The most embarrassing thing a man can own is a disposable razor. They’re for women. And speaking of grooming, there’s nothing less flattering than shaved legs.
Don’t just copy an outfit. Look in the mirror and do a reality check. It’s all about making the good match. You’ll know when something is right. And if you don’t, just walk down the street: If people look away from you, then you know you’ve done something wrong.
We’ve had beefy guys and we’ve had—well, skinny isn’t really the right word, it’s more like scary. Now men should be athletic, healthy. Today it’s about having a balance in life—having nice clothes, good food, and respecting your body.
A word of advice, as I had brief convo on this while showing this link to someone. It’s important for everyone to create their own style. Don’t live by what the mannequin says you should wear. Just know that these and other style tips are guidelines that everyone should adhere to when developing your own visual persona. Socially acceptable do’s that should be taken at equal stature as say, putting the toilet seat down after use. “A dude can pee sitting down if he wants, just as long as he washes his hands after.”
Love the detail shots. D&G’s menswear preview for this Fall/Winter 2010.
Brands aside, lets all just try to dress a bit more sophisticated? Please?
Burberry trench coat owners and web designers take note – Burberry invites all who regularly sport their trench coats that photograph well to submit their pictures to them in a huge collage contest. Beautifully displayed on their flash site artofthetrench.com, you can browse the catalog and see how proper a trench coat should look like. It’s like the Sartorialist: Trench Coat edition with web 2.0!