Did you know that skinny jeans first became popular in the 1950s? Worn by movie stars and musicians alike, the right pair of skinny jeans on a cool guy made the ladies go wild. With spring about to come to an end I find that the streets of New York City are littered with cool guys in skinny jeans, trying to get those last few wears in before the summer heat takes over.
I found this tall Fashionisto walking the streets of Harlem in a pair of light blue white-washed skinnies. Paying homage to the 1950s king of rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley, who drove the ladies crazy in his signature black cuffed skinnies, this Fashionisto wears his jeans like a true cool guy cuffed and over a pair of bad boy Dr. Martens. His bad boy style is taken over the edge with his dark denim jacket. The popped collar gives the outfit that additional Presley flair and the fitted T-shirt adds the right amount of that 1950s Marlon Brando bad boy attraction.
Here, we see this Fashionisto is dressing his skinny jeans down with a beanie, a casual shirt and jacket. However, for you preppy guys, the skinny jean can also be dressed up with a nice button-up shirt and a pair of loafers. You can also take it skater and add a cool tank, a pair of sneakers and an OBEY Propaganda snap-back.
Skinny jeans in all their historic glory can be worn by any Fashionisto. Just decide what or who your inspiration is going to be and style on.
Hint: No cool guy outfit is complete without the right pair of shades. With the summer coming out, add a little mystery to your cool dude persona with a pair of dark sunglasses.