Your seasonal staple fitted. It doesn't hurt to have one favorite fitted hat each season. And for the guys who don't wear fitted hats– you may not have any in your closet now, but there will probably be atleast one weekend, or rainy afternoon, where you wish you had a nice fitted to just switch it up a little bit. Check out Fitted Hats.
Cardigans. One can never have too many cardigans, so it's okay to slightly stock up. They take you from Fall to Spring without a hitch, while making cameos during the Summer season.
T.U.G Idea: When buying a "varsity" type sweater, get one that doesn't boldly sport the designer's logo so that you can customize and authenticate it. Go to your campus bookstore and purchase a custom embroidered patch of your university's emblem. Then iron and sew it onto the sweater. Some of you are probably like, "what, sew!", lol. Well, if you don't want to sew it yourself then most dry cleaners (with tailoring services) will sew in on for a few bucks.
striped oxford shirt, seersucker shorts (rolled up), and
leather tassel moccasins (loafers)
college tee, navy double-pleated corduroys, vans authentic
plaid button-down, paisley suspenders, white pants, loafers
vintage jean jacket, lightweight tweed trousers, canvas lace-ups
gingham button-up, gray jeans, army fatigue jacket, converse all-stars
Like we do in school, let's outline the article:
A: Checklist- the contents of an urban gentleman's wardrobe
B: Trends- the latest men fashion trends
II: Clothing, Shoes, Accessories (separate post)
A: Sales and Deals- the best deals from around the internet for men's clothing
III: Example Photos (separate post)
A: Urban Gentleman Kanayo King gives us examples of looks for The School Yard wardrobe
The Urban Gentleman has made "a hint of fatigue" very official, ever since we featured it I've seen an increase all around town– whether it's a fatigue bandanna in the back pocket , fatigue shoe-strings, or jacket.
Plaid is just going to be in until we're all just done with it. But I mean, how many more patterns are there– gingham, paisley, stripes… the point is– adding a little more plaid won't hurt you.
Monochromatic hues are still a favorite, and we're going to properly explore that over the next year. There's not alot of it on the streets because most people don't quite know how to do it, so we'll re-tackle that at some point over the next few months.
Not-so-skinny jeans are being happily received by those who thought jeans would just keep getting tighter– nah, we had to nip that in the bud. "Skinny" (or more like slim-fit) is still a yes, but skinny-as-hell is a no (basically bulge should not be seen, lol).
Boots all year round in different types and materials.
Jean jackets and jean on jean.
Era themed– whether it's 50s, 60s, 80s, or 90s.
And while looking at these trends remember our motto, "We Collect Fashion, We Create Style". Think about how you can integrate these trends into your own personal style; adapt the trends to your style, don't let the trends change your style.
Next up, we'll have a list of sales and deals from around the internet to purchase clothing, shoes, accessories. For now, you can look through last year's Back to School Wardrobe List.
Big Sale, up to 75% off.
Express: $30 off $75 or $15 off $30(ends August 22nd).
Famous Footwear: Save additional 20% site wide with promo code LOCKER
Buy One Get One Half Off Sale (ends Sept 18th)
Jos.A.Bank: 60-70% Off Sales Event! Plus All Orders $175+ Ship Free.
( Ends August 22nd)
Finish Line: $15 off $90- Use code SCHOOLSHOES at checkout
$10 off $60 use code SUMMERFUN (ends Aug 31st)
Puma: Free Backpack with Full Priced Footwear Purchase (ends Sept 6th)
7 for All Mankind: Free Shipping on orders over $150
Fossil: Free Shipping on Orders of $100
Puma: FREE Standard Shipping on Orders over $50 with code SHIPFREE810
(ends Sept 2nd)
Shoes.com: Save 15% at Shoes.com plus Free Shipping with promo code BTSSHOES10
(ends Sept 30th)
Hlaska.com: Free Shipping Always
Shopping: Last year it was all about "if i had to shop for you online today, this is what i'd buy", this time it's more like, "this stuff is pretty darn fly, and if you can add it to your wardrobe please do."
Converse: Men's shoes.
All-Star Slim Garment Dye, were $70 on sale for $49.99. These are pretty sweet. I can see them teamed up with a pair of slim fit jeans (for some reason G-stars come to mind), a well fitting button-up– buttoned all the way up (sleeves rolled), and classic shades.
Puma Tekkies. Here's a great buy, these shoes are on sale for $27. You can sport them through the rest of the summer, part of the fall, then bring them back out next spring. And let's face it, its tough finding men's shoes under $30, sooo, yeaa sizes are scarce but they have these in off-white/khaki, red, brown, and navy… I'm partial to the off-white/khaki.
Click HERE for The Schoolyard Wardrobe Part I
A brief interlude in The SchoolYard Wardrobe, to give you guys some vintage Back to School ads…
The headlines of the ad reads: "Authentic University Fashions Color-Blended in the Incomparable McGregor Way!" Cary of Frat Row. "Fraternizes" with color-packed sportswear! Greg. The Bachelor of Arts. Staying a bachelor is an art… in his McGregor sportswear! Triple-Threat Ted. Runs, passes, and kicks– but never kicks about this sportswear… it's McGregor!" Harmony Harold. Majors is music– and tunes up in McGregor's rich colorful tones! Cal. The King of Campus. He's a member of the Knowbility". Knows psychology, biology– and sportswear." CONTINUE READING MORE >>>