There’s something alluring about a man dressed to the nines. Among a sea of Celtics jerseys, Red Sox hats and Bruins sweatshirts, it can be hard to spot a man in Boston who understands and appreciates fashion more than your Average Joe. It’s men like this week’s Fashionisto that help redefine the Boston menswear scene.
Despite busy schedules or early morning classes, dressing up a little bit can do wonders for self-esteem. I know from personal experience that when I dress nicely, I feel more confident and productive on a day-to-day basis. This week’s Fashionisto leads by example, exuding confidence and sophistication flawlessly.
Class shines through in every aspect of this ensemble. From the way his hair is styled to the elegant watch, this Fashionisto is the definition of dapper. Here, he plays with texture and modernity within a more traditional styling. For example, his blazer is tweed, which is a very old-fashioned fabric. However, the blazer’s bold pockets give it a modern update. Zara usually has a wide selection of blazers for men, this one is a nice take on the traditional houndstooth pattern. Completing the play on texture, he adds on corduroy skinny jeans and a beautiful olive-toned knit sweater.
The addition of a vintage, one-of-a-kind scarf gives this outfit a personal touch. The colors in the scarf not only complement the Fashionisto himself, but also bring together the colors and tones of the rest of the outfit. The neutral tones of the outfit accentuate the bright red, yellow and green in the scarf. Check your local thrift store for a unique scarf that could potentially add a pop of color to your winter-toned wardrobe.
Hint: A pair of loafers never goes out of style. This Fashionisto’s are vintage Ferragamo, but there are plenty of less expensive alternatives in the market. Del Toro shoes are more a fun, funky choice. On the other hand Cole Haan offers a classically stylish option.