The seasons star players are a winning combination of sporty and sleek.
As a rule, designers have decided to play the field this season—subbing a number of surprisingly sporty pieces for those more traditional. Their aggressive move has several implications for today’s modern man—for one, there’s a good chance your “for the gym only” sneakers rule is about to go bust. With lines from Missoni to Hugo Boss turning out trendy footwear that seems best suited to turf, Bieber won’t be the only one working lace-ups with a tie. Two, you’ll likely rue the day you wrote off your high school look as unsophisticated; backpacks are back, rubber watch bands are big, and even Prada is producing belts with your once-beloved box-frame buckles. On the same note, top brands have opted to keep last year’s comeback letterman jackets in their runway rotations—which goes to show that your self-proclaimed “fashion low point” was instead a strong start to your current stylish streak. Whoever said jocks are dumb hadn’t seen their closets.
1/ G-Star cap available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600.
2/ Prada belt available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
3/ Brera Orologi watch available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
4/ Aiaiai Tma-1 headphones available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.
5/ Hugo Boss sneakers available at Moris Fashions, Central West End, 314.361.6800.
6/ Burberry sunglasses available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
Photo credit: Carmen Troesser