Let's Hear it for the Boys

If there is one thing I look forward to once the temperatures drop, it is layering. Whether it’s mixing patterns, fabrics or textures, experimenting with layers is one way to broaden your style horizon this season.

My Fashionisto is ready for the cold in his button-down and jacket. I love dark green heavy jackets for the winter, and military jackets are a style that appears to have stuck around. I think it is important to invest in a jacket that you are going to love and wear all of the time.

You will notice that when your clothes fit, you can wear contrasting pieces and still look somewhat put together. Dressing casually is the basis of any style because you can take casual pieces and incorporate them into dressier day-to-day looks. Something that most guys get wrong when it comes to dressing casually or dressing down is that they immediately turn to over-sized, sloppy clothing. The secret is that you can still be comfortable in well-fitting clothes. I love my Fashionisto’s button-down shirt underneath his jacket. I think by buttoning all of the buttons to the neck is a look of its own. I love guys with style like this. He looks casual enough for class but still dressy enough to impress a stranger. For a winter button-down I love the colors and pattern on this button-down shirt. You can wear this shirt to any holiday occasion this season and it would look great under any coat or jacket.

Style is about knowing what type of clothes you should wear and what you should avoid. As I said earlier it’s all about the fit. My Fashionisto’s jeans are a perfect fit. They are not too baggy and with the rolled cuff, they are the perfect length. I have mentioned cuffing your pants in previous posts and I love seeing it in action. His cuffed J.Crew jeans pull the entire outfit together for a stylish and sophisticated look. ASOS skinny jeans are a classic fit that look well on most.

Hint:  If you want to dress down and be casual, don’t let your tailored style suffer as a result because the two can go hand-in-hand. To achieve a fitted and sophisticated look like this Fashionisto did, make sure your winter outerwear is the right size and texture. This jacket from Fat Moose is perfect for the season because it is fitted but will keep you warm without being too over-sized.


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