Style is a beautiful thing. It gives you a complex and insightful look into someone’s personality as soon as you meet them. The little details people put into their attire makes the outfit that much more meaningful.
I find that few men really grasp the idea of details. A man’s attention to the size of a watch or the material of his shoes can distinguish him from a crowd. When I do find such men, it is so aesthetically pleasing and demands an interview for CollegeFashionista.
This Fashionisto especially stood out for the way he balanced strong trend pieces into an outfit perfect for school. There aren’t many men that would take a cue from Burberry and wear velvet shoes with the color of the season, oxblood. Our Fashionisto today proved that men can be just as trend savvy as women.
Name: Jonathan Hoffman
Major: Public Relations
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?
Jonathan Hoffman: Jacket — Gap, Pants — Pac Sun, Shoes — Aldo, Beanie — Topman, Watch: Timex Sunglasses: Ray Ban
CF: How important do you think it is for men to accesorize?
JH: I’m all for men accessorizing. I think men should just keep it simple — I’m all about simplicity. There’s a fine line between a little bling and looking like Mr.T.
CF: What is men’s must have accessory?
JH: A watch is definitely essential. I would never go out in public without one, I would feel naked!
CF: Who is your biggest style influence?
JH: Jim Nelson — he’s the editor of GQ which makes him the ultimate gentleman and biggest influence on my style.
CF: Who’s closet would you love to raid?
JH: I would love to raid Justin Timberlake’s closet. I would steal all his suits and ties — even that all blue jean one.
CF: How do you adapt men’s trends into your everyday clothes?
JH: I adapt menswear trends to my everyday wear by keeping it simple and classic. I’ll take a staple piece, like a colorful pant, and pair it with a plain white V-neck. I like my outfits to have a good balance of comfort and trendy.
CF: What attracted you to these shoes?
JH: I saw the blue velvet shoes and thought they were the essence of me. They make simple everyday tasks, like going to the mailbox, the most luxurious event ever. “He wore blue velvet.”
How To: To copy this Fashionisto’s amazing pair of shoes, you can purchase these from ALDO and —bonus— they are on sale! To stand amongst the crowd, grab yourself a Herschel backpack that is both practical and fashionable, purchase your own here. Fall season is still around, so Oxblood is still in trend. Make the trend your own and buy oxblood jeans to complement your closet! Here is a fashionable alternative for those on a budget.