G’Day, mate! This Fashionisto was spotted downtown enjoying all the fun, unique summer fun that Chicago has to offer. But, he is actually just visiting us from Australia (unfortunately.) Looks like Aussies dress well too, particularly giving off a surfer vibe with both their clothing choices and attitude.
The crisp color contrast is what really sets this Fashionisto apart from others. Again, using the color wheel as a guide, the cool blue of his basic T-shirt especially brings out the warmth in his darker tan khaki shorts. And the classic contrast, black and white, in his Converse also really makes the shoes pop from his outfit—not only because of the colors ,but also because they are spotless! This Australian Fashionisto looks very polished, using just the simplicity of his opposing colors to make a stylish statement.
In men’s fashion today, shorts are slowly becoming shorter and shorter. We’re not talking Daisy Dukes or anything close to that, but the above-the-knee style that this Fashionisto is rocking exemplifies the “shorter shorts” trend and it looks great! This length really does flatter his legs (and his cool tat!) If your shorts feel too long, or you just want to test out the shorter cut, try rolling up your shorts like this Fashionisto did. The cuffs at the end of his shorts give the ensemble a more classy touch and contribute to his polished appearance. Find shorts like his at Banana Republic and Tommy Hilfiger or, if you want to splurge a bit, try hitting up Burberry!
This Fashionisto is sporting two of the most basic, yet staple items of men’s fashion: Converse and the V-neck T-shirt. Something fun about Converse is they give you the option to design your own pair of sneakers. Get creative! Make a pair different from any you’ve ever seen before. In regards to the quintessential men’s basic tee, while the popular brand American Apparel offers a large assortment, Hanes is also a trusted brand known for having super comfortable clothing. You can find super low-priced Hanes V-neck T-shirts at every Target!
Hint: Having a bad hair day? No problem! Hats are always there. That’s a luxury that guys can lean on more often than girls—so take advantage! Obey carries some sick 5-panel and snapback hats, as does Norse Projects, I Love Ugly and The Hundreds. Gloat and show off your favorite team with the nostalgic designs of Mitchell & Ness. The favored vintage look of these hats is the definition of cool. I’m a little biased in recommending the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears styles…but in honor of this year’s Stanley Cup, I think it’s safe to say that every dude needs to go ahead and get himself one of the Chicago Blackhawks hats ASAP.