LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Basic(ally) Perfect

Let's Hear it for the Boys

The military influence on the world of fashion has been well chronicled throughout the years. From avant-garde runway pieces to “timeless essentials,” the forces have permeated the fashion conscious. While many trends burn out after a few seasons, the military influence has soldiered on and maintained its position on fashion’s forefront.

This exceptionally dressed gentleman’s footwear selection is the perfect illustration of the power of rugged military essentials. Always a classic, combat boots are hitting the scene once again with renewed popularity and are one of your most versatile wardrobe basics. As a footwear choice, the featured black, leather Diesel boots can add just the right touch of effortless, punky rebellion to any ensemble. In the case of this Fashionisto, military boots create a superb casual, yet stylish, look.  When adopting this look into your own wardrobe, tuck this shoe choice into your trousers for a stylish, youthful look or leave covered for a more practical, classic approach.

A black American Apparel shiny windbreaker is the perfect partner for this fellow’s combat boots. Flashy and stylish, this jacket is a chic upgrade from the loud color pallet of notorious ’90s windbreakers. The shiny lamé construction is sure to catch eyes, turn heads and make a statement.

Breaking up his achromatic look while still remaining refined and fresh, the featured gentleman opts for a soft, slouchy, salmon colored boat neck T-shirt. The relaxed fit of the shirt is the ideal counterpart to the more structured pieces he dons, and the contrasting light color grabs onlookers’ attention when paired with heavy blacks.

To polish off his ultra-cool look, this fellow sports a pair of Burberry square framed glasses in a shiny black. Take note of the mirrored lenses on this eyewear. Mirrored sunglasses are making a big comeback and taking the fashion world by storm. These reflective retro shades are available in a variety of different color options, but here, black was the obvious choice.

This Fashionisto illustrates the importance of investing in basic essentials. Not only can you use these classic pieces as the basis of your ensemble, but also, you can easily turn them into a clean, chic and polished outfit great for any season.

Hint: As the weather warms, pair one of the spring runway’s dominate floral motifs with your otherwise achromatic ensemble. Opt for a classic button-up with a modern fabric twist such as this one by Marc Jacobs.


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