LETS HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Buckle Up

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Brace yourself. Nothing will come at you quite as fast as a pair of leather boots and a moto jacket. One moment you’re making your way along a sidewalk, looking both ways to cross the street, when—BAM—you stop dead. That’s how it happens: black and leather will always stop traffic.

This Fashionisto was buckled up and ready to hit the streets. When I asked him where he got his inspiration from, all he had to say was that he was a native of New York City. We all know the Big Apple is one of the fashion capitals of the world, which he described as how people can simply work what they got. For instance, this Fashionisto did not focus on luxury brands, but rather mixed pieces he came across over time. How it looks, he explained, is everything.

As such, you can tell his major purchases were the leather jacket and combat boots. Still, genuine leather is always going to be expensive and a quality faux jacket can likewise hold the look.The website ShopStyle has a fabulous collection of reasonably priced [leather] jackets to choose from and there’s always a wide selection of [combat] boots on shoes sites such as DSW and Zappos. Also note the sleek black handbag this Fashionisto is clasping. Men tend not to vie for the handbag as often, so this choice truly spoke to me. Fashionistos, take note: if you want to make a statement and turn heads, go big and go bold.

HINT: When shopping for a major purchase, such as a leather jacket, make sure you take the time to find exactly what you want. In this day and age, online stores give you the global market at your fingertips. Browse a number of sites and variety of alternatives to choose what features reflect your style, from color to texture to lining and collars.

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