The Schoolyard Wardrobe, Part III



The Schoolyard Wardrobe, is our mini-guide for back-to-schoolers or back-to-workers (with "dress how you want" jobs). We started with a few tips and trends, gave you some sales, deals, and shoes, now we're wrapping it up with an informal look book of sorts. Basically a pre-fall run-down of what will be cool all-year long (dontcha feel lucky?). Cindy (Miss Urban Gentleman) and I casually put together a few looks to help you gents with your schoolyard wardrobe. Most are easy-to-get (simple) transitional looks that can take you from summer to fall.


8am class? Wake up and toss it on:
striped oxford shirt, seersucker shorts (rolled up), and
leather tassel moccasins (loafers)

short-sleeves button-down, linen trousers,
brown woven-detailed tassel loafers, vintage jean jacket.

Lets take a little time-out from all the designer logo "varsitywear"; take a trip to the campus bookstore, buy a shirt and/or cardigan, and properly represent your college or university.

college tee, navy double-pleated corduroys, vans authentic

(there's a pair of navy cords on sale at macys for 29.99)

In hand: The Filthy Rich Handbook

plaid button-down, paisley suspenders, white pants, loafers

When it comes to wearing a shirt in the spring, summer, and parts of fall, a basic schoolyard rule: "Button it down. Roll it up". Rolling up the sleeves gives you a more casual look.

vintage jean jacket, lightweight tweed trousers, canvas lace-ups

gingham button-up, gray jeans, army fatigue jacket, converse all-stars

While I usually let my back-pocket do all the fatiguing, I decided to amp it up and make my hint much more noticeable. (check part I for more camouflage/army fatigue options)


Subtle changes can be made to all of the above looks and the overall look will still be just as fly. For example: black or dark blue jeans instead of the gray; Navy trousers instead of the linen ones; etc. Be sure to go back and review Parts I and II to properly implement the schoolyard wardrobe.

The Schoolyard Wardrobe: Part I

The Schoolyard Wardrobe: Part III

The Urban Gentleman

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  1. Dude I like Your Style and Blog.

    I life in the Netherlands and here in Netherland not everybody have a Blog I don't know why?

    But can you follow me and I will follow you.

  2. All your outfits are soo cool!
    And you look so different in every picture, I like that.

    ps because you asked for it I will not put the link to my blog in this comment.

  3. That is SWEET! Especially the last two outfits.

  4. Liking the denim jacket. Also feel guys should work with specs more. However I feel the roll ups nowadays are being forced. You should rock them if its you but i see too many guys rocking it that i know wouldn't have if it wasn't on trend. Great post keep up the good work

  5. I freaking love this blog, like the style is always so on point! this dude stays fresh!! i definitely model my wardrobe after this site! peace!!


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