As I got into the clothing industry, both as a consumer and on the retail and manufacturing sides, it took a serious toll on my finances.
A pair of slip-on shoes that can be dressed up or down. I prefer something like leather Sperry Top-Siders or, as of late, leather-soled loafers like Bass Weejuns. These are shoes that work both thoughtfully dressed up for a summer wedding, or tossed on to go to a barbecue or farmers’ market. Check out Foxtrot and Urban Outfitters in downtown Lawrence for a nicely curated collection of spring shoes.
Last month I talked about traditional style and the resurgence of a classic, Americana style. While many would argue (correctly) that such style and focus on quality American manufacturing never stopped being relevant, it has undeniably made a mainstream resurgence over the past several years.
There is a certain frugality, both monetarily and aesthetically, to buying based on quality and tradition. Clothing that is made well, with the right fabrics, is simply going to last longer. Colors and fabrics that work well together are always going to make sense. Suits that fit your body and are flattering to your figure (yeah, this is important for guys as well as it is ladies) are always going to look good.
There are a necessary two sides to every argument. As men’s style continues to evolve out of its marginalized niche and into the mainstream consciousness, there are an obvious two parties of thought.
The key for guys when it comes to a winter wardrobe is investing in staples. Winter is my favorite time of year when it comes to getting dressed for a couple of reasons.
My name is David, and I sell clothes. But let’s get one thing straight: I am not a fashion guy. I am as baffled by the runway as I am by a silent film or a French restaurant upon first visit. And while I can be caught watching “Project Runway” with my wife, you would be hard-pressed to get me out of my favorite pair of jeans.