I stumbled upon this Fashionisto, during my long walk to class, and was intrigued by the shirt collar’s light blue details and pant cuffs. These details, while still being minute, created a large impact in the outfit by standing out amongst the blacks, dark blues and tans. This Fashionisto seemed to be dressed to combat for the right of fashion. What caused me to see this outfit as being influenced by the wartimes was due to his brown trench coat and lace-up combat boots. His ensemble was effortless, yet powerful. From far away, I believed the Fashionisto wore a denim top underneath his trench coat, but as I got closer, the lines of his plaid shirt brought a joy to my eyes. I was excited to see a new combination of two current trends in men’s fashion–the combination of a plaid shirt and a denim shirt. This marvelous hybrid of trends was laid under the lapels of the Fashionisto’s brown trench coat.
The Fashionisto’s trench coat consisted of the typical double rows of buttons, but deteriorated from the traditional style of trench coat as it was shorter and lacked a belt. The short length and absence of a belt also categorized this jacket as a peacoat, a similar but more modern version of the trench coat. This Fashionisto was one step closer to making a claim for a strong individual style, with an outfit made to conquest the weather.
How will you combat for individual fashion? One option for trench coats includes this beltless beige coat from J.Crew. A coat with a single row of buttons can be found at Nordstrom. Finally, the same style of jacket, in a navy color, can be found at Banana Republic.
Hint: Don’t be scared to make some DIY projects happen with your shirts. Add studs or patches of a different fabric to increase the uniqueness of your shirt.