Wednesday, December 21, 2011
“Always dress like you’re going to run into your ex.” // Thoughts on Men’s Fashion
Last week I heard what might quite possibly be one of the most brilliant concepts. “Always dress like you’re going to run into your ex.” And wait for it… it was a man who told me this. A very well-dressed man at that. It was his response to my compliment on his attire. I love it.
While this obviously applies to both men and women, I love knowing there are men out there who put some extra thought into what they put on every day rather than grabbing their solitary pair of jeans and crinkled Gap button-down. Granted, I love the Gap. But did anyone see Crazy, Stupid, Love? Ryan Gosling’s: “Say it with me. I’m better than the Gap!” It made me chuckle. Mainly because I do wear Gap. Anyway, I digress…
Men’s fashion doesn’t have to be crazy. It’s amazing what a simple sweater over a collared shirt, or a tailored button-down with tie (with jeans!), or a sport coat over a tee can do. Men are men. They are naturally sexy. Doesn’t matter if their hair is a bit messy or their face is scruffy. They don’t have to wear make-up. Or bras. Or Spanx. Or spend hours curling or straightening their hair. So it’s nice when they take an extra five minutes putting together an unwrinkled, well-fitting outfit. Invest in one nice shirt, splurge on an amazing pair of shoes, add a couple sweaters to your wardrobe that don’t have crewneck collars. Others will take notice.
All photos from Bright.Bazaar’s Fashion Pinboard —> great pinning, Will!