Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Thoughts on Men’s Fashion: part deux
Have any of you seen Friends with Benefits? My roommate and I watched it a few days ago, and despite the plethora of scenes with a shirtless and toned Timberlake, I was more drawn to the scenes when he was fully clothed running around Manhattan with his obnoxiously cool co-star. And it all comes down to one little accessory. The tie clip. The man wears one in almost every scene, and I looooove a good tie clip.
It really wasn’t much of a surprise since his character was the new art director of GQ, and you can’t open an issue of that magazine without seeing at least one male celeb sporting the tiny accessory.
You can literally put a guy in a white shirt and any color tie, add a tie clip and bam. He is automatically a fashionable dude. It’s like Hogwarts magic that something so small can make such a big impact.
Or you can take an already stylish gent who knows to pair his plaid shirt with a herringbone sportcoat, adds a textured tie and a sterling silver clip, and then we’re reeeeally talking. But that takes time. Baby steps. For now, let’s just start by getting the men in your life a clip. After all, Valentine’s Day is coming up! On second thought, you might want to throw something lacy into that gift box, as well…