Sometimes, you just need to go back to the basics of men’s fashion. On this picture by George Elder for Four Pins: a beautiful grey suit –here with rather wide lapels–, a light blue shirt and a striped silk tie. It’s simple. But I personally find it very refreshing… It also gives me lots of ideas for my next business meeting and for buying my next suit…
This week’s streetstyle inspiration is this picture of Riki Bryan, shot in Brooklyn by Bill Gentle of Backyard Bill. I love the simplicity of the outfit, though elegant (desert boots, chinos, trench coat) and the soft tone of each piece’s color. A proof that sometimes, one doesn’t need much to look smart. The army green trench is what really caught my eye as it’s fairly uncommon for that type of jacket.
It’s pretty controversial but I’ve been thinking about overalls a lot lately. And this vintage look shot in Milan during Pitti Uomo by Yu Fujiwara (from the blog 8 And 2) doesn’t help. I like the idea of wearing a Wall Street type shirt with rugged Dickies jeans overalls. I think it works as long as the outfit is accessorized appropriately. Check out that guy’s military strap watch and rings.
This week I felt inspired by this man shot by Giuseppe Santamaria from the blog Men in this town during Pitti Uomo. And it’s a proof that the simplest blazer can look sophisticated if it’s properly accessorized. Here: a series of cuffs, including a Miansai ‘hook’ bracelet, a classic watch, a basic pocket square and a lapel pin. I like it!
This week, my favorite streetstyle outfit is Herman Byström’s (the Swedish blogger behind Sartorial Doctrine, photographed by Robin Håkansson). I love the urban safari style. The linen pants worn without a belt, the army green worker’s jacket elevated thanks to the pocket square, discretly slipped into the chest pocket, and of course, the panama hat.
This week my streetstyle inspiration comes form this shot: three gentlemen shot by Christopher Fenimore in Florence for the blog Four Pins during Italy’s men Fashion Week Pitti Uomo. Our selection #74 being inspired by the imagery of barber shops, I chose a picture that celebrates facial hair… And style, of course. A wealth of blazers and pocket squares.
I discovered the New York photographer and blogger William Yan back in 2010 when I first lived in the city. I even met her at an event in the East Village and he snapped my picture (I need to find it!). Today I feel inspired by a picture he shot back in 2012 : this young fellow chilling on his bike. As part of our selection #73 we had to feature a cyclist. And that one is most nonchalant, isn’t he? Speaking on his iPhone, wearing a beanie, a checkered shirt and rolled up jeans.