Fashion: The MANual: Mens Guide to Style

The every -guys guide to what flies as fashion favors variety; this season, theres more to style than all things skinny.

 

The New All-American
If you admit to watching “Gossip Girl,” think “WASP” à la Chuck Bass. Otherwise, your own high school will likely suffice as a reference point for the latest incarnation of must-have preppy; smart and traditional, the trend is best described as polo player-meets-valedictorian—but, thankfully, is splashed with Americana instead of school-specific shades. Black and gold were never your colors.


The Urban Rebel

While most often a “man in black,” your signature aesthetic skews more James Dean than Johnny Cash. Lucky for you, designers are feeling the nostalgia associated with leather, motorcycles and “boys will be boys”— recently revealing plenty of urbanized takes on your choice bomber and blues. For fall and through winter, think sleek and fitted versus roughed-up to keep it current.


The Modern Outdoorsman

The Roughhouser from your childhood photos still thrives in the great outdoors, but has morphed into a “man’s man”-slash-adventurer who dresses the part. This season, feel free to keep denim your go-to, but take the necessary steps to update your dress from pure-“Marlboro Man” (or is it Luke Duke?) to that of a more modern woodsman. Step 1: Rethink the chaps…

 

1037_444.jpgSperry •À_Bahama•À_ top-sider from Macy•À_s, Nagrani socks from Woody•À_s, Fusion •À_Chrome Collection•À_ shaving brush from The Art of Shaving, Neiman Marcus umbrella from Neiman Marcus, Paul Smith glasses from The Eye Bar, Ralph Lauren •À_Big Pony•À_ Collection cologne from Macy•À_s, Theory khakis from Neiman Marcus, Ben Sherman button-down shirt from Boutique 83, Hugo Boss tie from Moris Fashions

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1039_444.jpgSama sunglasses from The Eye Bar, Swiss Army watch from Neiman Marcus, Dragonfly Innovations Adventure Excel kayak paddle from Dick•À_s Sporting Goods, AG Adriano Goldschmied plaid shirt from AG Adriano Goldschmied, John Varvatos USA boot from Moris Fashion, Swiss Army pocket knife from Neiman Marcus, Hugo Boss belt from Moris Fashions, NSF Clothing bomber jacket from Neiman Marcus

 

Photo credit: Photos by Carmen Troesser

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