LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Sporty Chic

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Letterman jackets may be the go-to piece for the traditional jock, however there is nothing traditionally sporty about this look. True, this Fashionisto steps out in a royal blue Adidas letterman jacket, which serves as the clear focal piece for this look. The supporting pieces, however, tone down the sporty aspect of this ensemble and instead register it in a much classier way.

The simple black V-neck shirt does a great job of calming the jacket down, as opposed to a colorful or graphic T-shirt, which would have resulted in a much more chaotic and careless look. This Fashionisto’s jeans contribute perfectly to the laid back and classy feel of this look, as their rich coloring and perfect fit convey that this individual really knows how to dress. A pair of sneakers or sneaker boots would have quickly brought this ensemble back to its sporty roots, but not to fear! This Fashionisto keeps it classy by choosing a pair of black leather lace-up boots that are not only chic but also adds a level of maturity to the look that otherwise would not have existed. By tucking his jeans into his boots, this Fashionisto again speaks to his aesthetic awareness. With jeans that are too loose to taper, they would swallow up the shoes and overwhelm the look if allowed to flow freely. Tucking them in calls attention to the shoes and to the lower half of the look in general, which also takes some of the attention away from the top half of the look. Finally, this Fashionisto finishes off the look with two wrist accessories. On one side he sports a black beaded bracelet, which makes both a beautiful and a masculine statement all in one with its intricate design yet rich black hue. On the other wrist, he sports a chic Adidas watch from their fashion line, which again says less sporty and more chic.

Hint: Want a varsity jacket like this one for your own school? Try your school’s local apparel shop or online store. Want to play to the sportier side of this look? Try a white T-shirt and white sneakers to match. A more traditional Adidas watch will also help do the trick.

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