Back to Basics

A classic grey suit with wide lapelsSometimes, 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…

A Simple Blazer

The simplest blazerThis 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!

Tweed & Gomina

tumblr_n8h4r6Ofub1temb6wo1_1280The streetstyle shot of the week is this young fella photographed in New York by George Elder for the menswear blog Four Pins. I like the retro-classic outfit: Prince of Wales suit, striped knitted tie, pocket square and slicked hair. Warning though: smoking kills!

Urban Safari

tumblr_n81k94RAdc1r7nvcho1_1280This 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.

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Pitti Uomo

tumblr_n7r59vHzbn1temb6wo1_1280This 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.

Chilling On A Bike

Candid BikeI 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.

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