STYLE. GROOMING. INSPIRATION. ADVICE.
Fashion week often means consuming more new trends than hot dinners, which can leave even the most seasoned street-style maestro in a predicament. Not this guy — he knows that a double-denim get-up like this oozes casual confidence that’s way more steezy than any OTT outfit. That’s not to say there’s not some good styling work going on here. A cult item in itself, his denim jacket comes customized with a throwback Nickelodeon patch and is perfectly matched with a pair of mid-wash jeans which he’s broken up nicely with a black belt. A slogan tee, some well-curated chains and pair of gold oval sunglasses top it off.
Part of the beauty of menswear in 2018 is that a slick look is no longer limited to traditional tailoring. Here we have what we call "art-school cool." It’s a low-key yet smart affair that this creative type has got down to a tee. A graphic-print long-sleeved top like this, with its interesting colors and abstract design, probably came from a cult brand most of us won’t have discovered until next year. From the skater-tuck of his tee (into a great pair of navy cropped pants) to his white socks and black Wallabees and the high-low combination of his smart leather belt and black cross-body — it’s all first class from this bachelor of arts.
If you thought tailoring was off the agenda for daytime and out-of-office, think again. Like we said, New York really does offer up the full spectrum of menswear today, including breezy summer suiting. This well-clad guy gives us a lesson in how to make your suit standout without a print in sight. By wearing his double-breasted linen jacket open over a striped retro knit with a '70s collar it feels as fresh as a newly cut fade.
NYC was still reeling from its latest heatwave, which led to a lot of guys operating a strict open-shirt policy. Regardless of where your position lies on undoing more than two buttons, we can all agree that the main event here is a seriously strong printed co-ord. It takes a confident man to wear head-to-toe print, but fashion favours the brave and this dude has been duly rewarded. He gets extra glory for the addition of a contrasting neon cap.
Statement prints were clearly top of the style agenda in the Big Apple last week, but it was this guy in a quintessentially British Burberry checked shirt that showed America how it’s done. We’ve already made the case for summer checks and this neon-piped number is an interesting new riff on an old favourite that will no doubt become iconic in its own right. Our man knows all that’s needed elsewhere is a pair of simple grey pants, tonal kicks and a bag.