There’s something similar to a dress code among some of the men at DePaul. I’m not saying every guy looks alike here, but I am saying that if you take a walk through campus during prime traffic hours, 5 out of 7 men are going to be wearing a classic pair of Vans Eras and some sort of pullover sweater. My guess is some semi-pro long boarder from Brookings, California (more like Brookings, Oregon, am I right?) rode through here a few years ago and all my Midwestern brothers took notice.
It’s not a bad look when done right, and our friend here certainly has a good idea on how to pull it all together. Menswear is less about statement pieces and more about creating an aesthetic based on classic looks, leaning on details and tailoring for creative experimenting. Here, our man acknowledges this, basing his style in this West Coast/skater look while adding bits of personal style in the details. Rather than sticking to a solid sweater, he goes for a striped sweater that blends vibrant colors with neutral ones. To balance this out, this Fashionisto keeps the rest of his outfit in a navy palette with his dark slim denim and navy jacket. The two-tone Vans add to the overall look by adding complimentary colors that haven’t already been used in the outfit, while the colored laces show the man has some comprehension of that strange four letter word (I believe it’s spelled S-W-A-G in some nations). The coifed hair and styled optics add the final pieces of detail to this look. Vans and glasses? Yeah man, Vans and glasses.