The Schoolyard Wardrobe, Part III

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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.

 

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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.

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college tee, navy double-pleated corduroys, vans authentic

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

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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

Jeaned Up

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Urban Gentleman Kanayo King
(shirt: Ralph Lauren, vest: vintage, jeans: RL, shoes: Converse)

We’ve combined a few trends to get this look: colorized, shades of blue, summer layers, and well, jean. Basically we’ve jeaned up urban gent Kanayo King, threw in some ‘characterized’ classic chucks, classic frames, and beaded accessories to top it all off.

Detailed Notes: These days when you opt for monochromatic or colorized, you can either keep it classic 80s with everything matching exactly or you can update it and add depth by varying the shade of the color you’re wearing… we did the latter. We also mixed jean textures: chambray shirt, hard denim vest, and soft denim jeans– this adds a sort of visual interest to the look and it gives it a bit of stylish ruggedness. (PS: The vest is actually a vintage jean jacket with the sleeves cut off).

Get the look:

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Bliss: Chocolate x Accessories



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Jessica White; Vintage Hand-Made Leather Messenger Bag;

Illesteva-Frieda-Sunglasses (round frames); Lanisha Cole;

Boss ‘Malaki’ Double Weave Belt; Corduroy Toms;

John Varvatos USA ‘Hipster’ Chukka Boots; BMW M6;

Urbanears ‘Plattan’ Headphones; D&G The One (cologne);

Cole Haan 1985 Summer Penny Loafers;

Naomi Campbell; 1974 Maserati Merak;

Havanna’ Sunglasses by Super ; Vintage Ralph Lauren Linen Tie



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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