Sometimes you just wanna blend in, be understated. But sometimes you want to make a statement, be different. Why wear only one piece of plaid or sequins if you can wear five at a time? Dare to be unusual and pile it on.
Yes, that is me in all my fake-paparazzi-avoiding glory. I decided to start November with a little post about what I’ll be wearing in the coming winter months, mainly because I’ve never done a menswear post and because it was useful/fun for me.
First I did a little mood board of what has inspired me lately. Mostly it was the Noir Complet feature on Paris Vogue, I loved it, black head to toe is always chic. The Olsens of course can do no wrong in my eyes; I specially love how they wear plaid and big sweaters. Speaking of big sweaters and playing with proportions in menswear, Christopher Bailey always manages to do so masterfully at Burberry Prorsum; I would order every piece from his Spring09 collection, starting with the hats. I’ve always said that Nicolas Ghesquiere is my favorite designer and his menswear at Balenciaga is just as futuristic and inventive as the female counterpart. The Sartorialist did a Chanel menswear photo shot, and it was a great idea, especially since it is completely overlooked. I also appreciated it because I own a pair of Chanel sunglasses and some people don’t seem to get it. And I like to mix some preppy/scholar details into my wardrobe and of course nobody does it better that Gossip Girl.
Some of my wardrobe key pieces: My favorite blazer is a vintage black one I got last spring. It has only one button and fits perfectly. It’s the one I’m wearing in the pic, but you can’t really distinguish much. I have a pile of black cardigans in all shapes and sizes; they just go with everything. Fingerless gloves are my passion and I live in sunglasses, never have enough.
APC is a label that I am very keen on. I got this t-shirt this summer in Paris and it is already starting to fray; I wear it so much. I must confess I don’t have the skull and bones shoes just yet, but they are in my Christmas wish list.
I got that Gap sweater a few sizes up so it’d be extra cozy. Toms shoes are so comfortable and stylish at the same time I have them in black and grey: couldn’t make up my mind. I’m obsessed with Patrick Robinson redesigned simple T’s, they fit perfectly! I got four black ones, two whites and two grey ones and want more.
And I was never a leather jacket kind of guy but I have now two perfect ones: a vintage find that is incredibly current and an impulse TopMan purchase that also fits like a glove. And I prefer to wear both with black sneakers, a grey cardigan and some scarf.