With words like “swagger” being thrown around like cheap confetti at the end of a Drake concert, it’s easy to forget the significance in simplicity when it comes to men’s fashion. As this Fashionisto kindly reminds us, however trends and pop culture may change, classic simplicity cannot be replaced.
He keeps his look streamlined by utilizing an overall clean and unsaturated palette, and channels casual sophistication by pairing a V-neck sweater with slacks. His crisp white collared shirt throws another nod to classic style; his rolled cuffs keep it cool.
One of the most beautiful relationships in a man’s polished look, other than that between a pair of printed socks and a great shoe, is the details in a tie knot peeking out from the top of a V-neck sweater. Endless combinations are possible, and this small focal point can be a great way to show off your unique style. These are just a tiny sampling of my favorites: preppy casual, gingham chic and denim with a charcoal cardigan.
In this outfit, his choice of tie fully pulls the look together. A solid tie would make the look too simple, and any sort of color would take away from his classic aura. The condensed dash pattern, kept consistent with his monochromatic lack-of-color palette, adds visual interest once you get up close and personal.
Simplicity is a powerful tool in showcasing a man’s confidence, and confidence is always sexier than any brand of swagger.