Archive for June, 2010

Spring Inspired: The Street Style Round-Up

From New York City to Tokyo, with Madrid, Milano, Barcelona, and Paris in between, check out the latest collection of street style photos. Maybe even get inspired.

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White Out. Not everybody can do it,
but those who do almost always look great.

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A lifetime essential– the jean jacket. The popularity of the jean jacket will fluctuate with each season. But it will, for sure, never completely go out of style.

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Still drumming. The band jacket is still hanging around.

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A little tear and tatter can add character to clothes

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Purposeful geekdom. I can finally admit that I never cared for the Willhem x Farrow glasses, (as seen above) they’ve just always looked, well, lame (for lack of a better word), lol. So those shades combined with the button-up white uniform shirt, high-watered black trousers, and elongated worn-in shoes makes this guy look like the ultimate geek– or a cartoon character. Either way, he still has a sense of personal style.

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Buttoned-Up is how alot of the cool kids do it.
(He should loose the purse though, unless of course it’s a computer bag, which means that he just shouldn’t hold it quite like that).

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90s summer camp x colorized, gone wild?

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“The Basics”

You may not wear yours the same fit as this guy, but when in doubt this Spring opt for a white tee, blazer, dark denim, and a pair of casual low-tops. Its hard to go wrong with those four.

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“And a hint of fatigue”. Army Fatigue/Camouflage is making its way back into our lives. From celebrities like Drake and Rihanna to fly stylish folks around the globe. Everyone is bringing back out or adding in one or two camouflage items to their wardrobe. This guy chose a jacket, the guy above him chose a bag, I chose a hat, what will you choose?

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“Going Sockless” is how a gentleman stays cool in the warm months.

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The beads. I really didn’t think that this trend would move so quickly, but it did. It’s hard to find someone, no matter wealth/status/race/or religion, who doesn’t bead it up every once and awhile. I guess the internet really does make trends alot more global.

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This is a great story on how to match your blues. Like we covered in the Spring/Summer Trend and Style Guide shades of blue are in for this season.

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Quite beautiful. I wish Scott Schuman (or one of his photographers) would have taken a full body shot of this guy’s ensemble. I’m curious to see his pants and shoes.

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“Shorts over leggings” one of the bolder Spring/Summer trends…
And this guy handles it pretty well


Harem Nation… featuring Nike Blazers

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So darn elegant. Love this one.

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“Gritty Sexy” is how I suppose this lad could be described. The ensemble is great in a picture, but I’m not sure if we’d love it as much in real life, hmmm….

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Whimsical elegance. It’s so important to ingrain your personality into your style. It helps tell the story of who you are.

Photos from: TheSartorialist.blogspot.com, LeLook.eu

From Steve Martin to Will Smith: The Jean Shirt and Suit.

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A little over two weeks ago, I found myself watching the first 30 minutes or so of Steve Martin’s Father of the Bride. Yeah, it’s not my first choice in movies, but it happened to come on right after Happy Gilmore (or some other common TBS Adam Sandler movie), and the remote control was too far away to immediately turn the channel, lol.

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While watching I couldn’t help but notice Steve Martin’s jean shirt, suit, and tie combination. He sported a baggy jean shirt, slightly over-sized blazer, double-pleated pants, and a fat tie that looked like it was made from my grandmother’s drapes. And though the look wasn’t the very best, it was a very common casually dressy look for the 90s. I’ve seen the look plenty of times when watching repeats of Living Single, Friends, Seinfeld, and even some of the later episodes of The Cosby Show.

Then last week (more like a week and a half ago) I watched an episode of Oprah that featured Will Smith. I silently chuckled to myself when I saw Will’s ensemble– it was literally the modern version of Steve Martin’s jean shirt and suit.
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This picture really doesn’t reflect how good Will’s ensemble
looked on the show. (It was taken with my phone, lol)

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Will wore a khaki colored cotton jacket and pants, jean shirt, black tie with silver clip, flowery pocket square (looked like it may have been by Duchamp), striped socks, and black bucks. He looked great.

Not everyone can pull off a jean shirt and suit because the look is still very 90′s-ish, and if paired incorrectly you’ll just look like you got stuck in a 1995 episode of Frasier. But if done right, then it can be very stylish. The hands down best pairing of a suit and jean shirt would be: a well-fitting light summer suit that’s cotton or linen, the jean shirt of course, a pair of bucks (bucks are a gentleman’s summer dress shoe), and a pocket square. If the occasion calls for it you can also add a fedora and/or a skinny tie and tie-clip.

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Check out Matthew Goode’s GQ jean shirt&suit looks
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Cotton-blend suit, $1,790, by Prada. Shirt, $98, and belt, by J.Crew.
Pocket square by Jack Spade. Sunglasses by Ray-Ban.

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Wool suit, $1,295, by Versace Collection. Shirt, $65, Martin + Osa. Tie, $60, by J.Crew.

More on the jean shirt here.

Sherbert Colored: Pink.Orange.Blue.

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G-shock Watch.

Oakley Frogskins.

Pink Fred Perry x Raf Simons Polo Shirt.

Humor Plaid Shirt.

Orange Vans.

Blue Vans.

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