My last post on mens’ clothing fashion prompted me to write this post. I think I made it clear that I do not appreciate this wave of “hipster fashion” (whatever that means to you) but as one reader suggested, I DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT, enjoy “bro” fashion. How dare you, madam. Don’t even jest.
Here are some looks for men that I enjoy:
I really love zip up hoodies on men. Not gross beat-up college logo ones, but simple nice ones. And I like the hoodie under the jacket look. Like this:
And who can resist a man in a suit?
And who can resist a man in a suit with Clark Kent glasses?
Men, before you balls me out, I’m not suggesting that you wear a suit all the time. I realize that 1. suits can be very expensive and 2. that isn’t practical. But the next time you go to an event (formal party, wedding, telethon, funeral) make like a Jane Fonda workout video and step it up. Wear a suit that fits. Not too tight, not too baggy, but a suit that fits. A good suit will last you a lifetime. Men wear a suit that fits. Make sure the suit fits. The suit should fit.
I realize that this next look could be interpreted as hipster:
I also realize that this man looks absolutely terrified. But what I love about this look is the toggle coat. This coat reminds me of Paul McCartney from the ‘Fool On The Hill’ video and of David Bowie in “The Man Who Fell To Earth.” You can get an inexpensive coat like this one it’s worth it. Even if you live in LA. Fact: at night time, it gets cold. And you can wear it with a simple tee like this gentleman. This frightened, frightened gentleman.
Look at this guy.
Look at this fucking guy. This guy is going to get shit done. Is this guy screwing around? Fuck no. This guy is wearing a trench coat AND a tie. If you have a job where this look would be appropriate, don it like Draper.
I like the James Dean look. Call the cops.
Men: James Dean is a great fashion role model. However, I would like this look a lot more if his jeans didn’t fit like leggings. Men, wear jeans that fit. The jeans. Not too skinny, not too baggy. Make sure that the jeans fit. The jeans.
This is an example of another great look thwarted by skinny jeans:
The hoodie jacket: great. The striped shirt: great. The boots: great. The jeans: what are you doing stop it. Men, if your jeans cling to your ankles like a wet suit, do not wear them. The jeans should fit. Jeans, make sure they fit. The jeans. Should the jeans fit? Yes.
Now here’s an example of a great look thwarted by baggy jeans:
I like this. This is simple, the hoodie isn’t from American Apparel, the jeans are not skinny:
Finally look at this Mick Jagger looking bitch:
Men, this is a great hairstyle. It doesn’t work on everyone but try it out and see if it works on you. If you look like Mick Jagger it’s probably going to look really good. I like the leather jacket over the plaid thing and the jeans fit but really this guy is so hot he could wear anything, let’s be logistical.
The jeans. Make sure they fit. Wear jeans that fit. That’s all I ask.
Images from: J. Crew, Bloomingdales, The Gap, H&M sites.