One month ago I experienced New York's first Men's Fashion Week (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4). It was a wonderful palette of masculine style from one of the world's best cities. Yesterday, I entered the gates of AFROPUNK (an outdoor music festival in Brooklyn)… and the style, well, let's just say there's no where in the world in which you'll see such a diverse collection of garments, textures, and styling. The people here, ranging from babies to great grand parents, were the coolest (queue the Lupe Fiasco album). Individuality was on fleek (meaning: turned up to the highest capacity).
The Streetstyle of AFROPUNK (Mens):
This is just a taste – there will be more posted later.
Socks socks socks– whether striped or native-printed they're the latest essential statement making accessory for men. Stance and Nigel Knox loaded us up on socks, so in a late winter shoot we paired them with a few new pairs of Toms, stylish threads from Onassis, and a few other pieces.
"playing chinese checkers"; vintage Gant plaid button-up; selvedge Levis: Nigel Knox skull socks; Toms desert botas; LRG belt, Nixon watch
A few years ago it was all about skull scarves, last year and the year before skull velvet slippers, this year you gotta have atleast one pair of skull socks.
LRG crewneck sweater; Meltin' Pot denim; Stance camouflage socks; suede Toms shoes
vintage Atlanta snapback; Onassis chambray jacket shirt; Onassis harem pants; UGG sneakers; LRG scarf
Onassis has created a perfect pair of modern harem pants, not too over-exaggerated and Hammer-like, but just enough dimension in the shape to a second-look. (You can't see it in the pic, but the crotch of the pants does sag a bit, which of course adds to the authenticity of it being a pair of harems)
More reviews, photos, and get the looks below:
Talk about the workwear trend, is this kid really wearing a denim jumpsuit? And strolling a dolly along with confident ease? This has to be staged, either way… love it. Last question– where was this photo when we did all of our American Workwer features last year? Nevertheless get your little brother/nephew/son/godson/etc a taste of the look below:
photo via thelocals.dk
men's street style espadrilles
Our next featured style essential? Men's espadrilles… the perfect summer kick-around shoe, along with your canvas lace-ups of course.
And this year designers and brands have really expanded their espadrille offerings, they're not just offering the basic slip-on anymore… we've got high-top espadrilles, lace-up espadrilles, suede espadrilles, even leather espadrilles.Check it all out below:
Check out the complete Spring Summer Men's Style Guide, here.
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Copenhagen, Denmark / Helsinki, Finland / Milan, Paris, France/ Barcelona, Spain / Vienna, Austria / New York, NY.
Paris; Vintage traditional
New York; Prep Kid on bike
Barcelona; Spring/Summer Black– Dolce & Gabanna, Diesel
Vienna; Bright nautical
Copenhagen; Casualized hammertime
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Yea, we're going to drill it into your mind a little more, having atleast one rucksack in your wardrobe is a must. Whether you opt for vintage or brand spanking new and designer branded, having a rucksack or backpack is the most traditional way a man carries his many belongings.
Get The Look…
Street Style/ Rucksack Inspiration…
Check back later this week for more rucksack/backpack features and a rucksack/backpack giveaway.
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