I am a huge fan of vintage fashion and since history does repeat itself, it is always a great idea to channel the past for style inspiration today. You can never go wrong with a few vintage items in your wardrobe that you can pull out when you feel like blasting to the past.
I spotted this Fashionisto waiting for the bus at the Reitz Union bus circle. His ensemble has an awesome old-school flare, which is what initially caught my eye. This Fashionisto was sporting a solid navy blue button-down shirt accented with a brown paisley bowtie. According to GQ Magazine, men’s fashion this spring 2013 is all about keeping suits and dress shirts simple with solid colors but spicing up the entire look with a patterned piece. This Fashionisto not only nails the GQ look but also adds elements of old school flavor to his look. He pairs his navy blue button-down with a pair of brown pants and white shoes for a nice contrast of color. The key elements of this outfit, which really gives it a vintage feel is the flat top hat and suspenders.
Hint: Some other old school trends to try that are on point for this season are the old-school Panama hats and the classic square-framed sunglasses. Instead of veering towards the predictable fedora hat for the spring season, do something unexpected and pick up an old school Panama hat for your spring wardrobe. The square framed sunglasses will give a hint of classic style to your new school outfit.