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Ditch the hoodie

If you’re over  23, not doing anything  in a aerobic/anaerobic capacity, not in Milwaukee, or stealing things a hooded sweatshirt is something you probably don’t want to wear. When I see guys wearing hoodies this is how I interpret the look.

hoody

 

Here’s some great alternatives that won’t make you look like you wear an upside down visor on the weekends.

Gap is having a great sale right now.

Use code GAPMORE to get 30% off the prices listed.

Gap – Brushed fleece raglan sweatshirt – $39.95

 

 

 Gap – Slub waffle-knit shawl pullover – $49.95

Surprising

I’m surprised this bro hasn’t shot off his face with that Red Ryder BB gun.

This photo is what I consider fashion. It’s fleeting and if you look back at this type of photo of yourself it will be embarrassing. There is no style or substance to it at all. They’ve taken the quintessential rugged look for men and turned it into a big ole “I got gyno titties” bitchfest.

bro_with_a_gun

Now compare that photo to this salty old bastard.

salty

 

Men’s Boots

When most guys hear men’s boots they get an image of “shit-kickers” or “steel-toe”. There’s actually a wide array of great looking boots out there that are stylish and casual enough to look great with jeans.

To me these ankle boots have a dressed up look because of the cap toe and the blue layer in the sole. What makes these more casual is the worn in leather, metal eyelets, and black laces.

 

Boots

Throwback Thursday

Steve McQueen

To me fashion and style are two very different things. Fashion is like a fickle 5 year old girl who can’t figure out what flavor ice cream to eat. Things will be good one day and gross the other.

Now style is classic and timeless. My view on style is that I want to look back at my photos 20 years from now and not cringe in embarrassment at what I’m wearing. Look at this photo of Steve McQueen from 1963.

His style is timeless.

Mens Brown shoes

Blue suit brown shoes

Typically I don’t like to wear black shoes that much since I find them a bit plain. Sure they will go with everything but it’s a safe choice. A stylish brown shoe injects  personality into your look.  A brown shoe will go with almost anything and give your style that nice bit of pop to make you stand out nicely amongst the herd.

Style tip – Brown shoes will not typically go well with a black suit. Sure it can be done but for the majority of people I recommend staying away from it.

How to wear a black shirt

Typically I don’t like seeing most guys wear a black shirt under their suit because they do it all wrong. They either go black on black looking like a bouncer or like a pale vampire.

Perfect example
Perfect example

However you use the correct color contrast in your outfit and you’ll tear shit up.

The Triad

The Fit

I love this photo from GQ.

Upgrade your styleThis guy goes from schlub to well dressed through proper fit, colors, and patterns. The larger check pattern on the after shirt gives a nice contrast which helps frame the face and compliments the guys complexion. In the before photo the guy looks a little pale and washed out because there is not contrast between the shirt and jacket which draws the focus away from the guys face. Choosing the right color combo is like a picture frame for your face. You want it to highlight your features and draw the viewer into the main subject… your face. For this guys complexion he wants to choose colors that have a high contrast. That’s why the large white checked shirt looks so good against the jacket.

Check out that fit as well. He goes from baggy and loose to close and fitted. It makes a huge difference in the way your perceive his body shape. A well fitting blazer will make all guys look good regardless of their size.