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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Dapper in Denim

Someone call GQ Magazine! I spotted this handsome man on our downtown campus taking pictures for his photography business. Once he finished photographing his shoot, he became the star of mine (he even allowed me to switch cameras with him).

His classy, simplistic look drew me in and inspired me. The staple light blue chambray button-down is right on trend for this season and is perfect for the rainy weather we’ve been having. The shirt paired with these gray-blue longboard shorts gave him a relaxed, casual look that kept him cool for this hot summer day, but allowed him to heat up the downtown campus. Add to that his gray-blue Polo Ralph Lauren shoes that tied the look together and kept him comfortable while taking pictures all over town. He told me that when choosing an outfit that day, he almost went with a salmon-colored chino pant, but instead chose these shorts, making the look more minimal and mysterious.

One thing I couldn’t keep my eyes off of was his stunning Fossil watch. With a slate black face and not too many details, it was a pure reflection of his style, and I was obsessed with it. Without the watch, the look would have been relatively casual. However, with the watch, his look was so chic and professional, exactly what you want to see in your photographer.

How To: When accommodating the humidity, you don’t have to be like most men and throw on a T-shirt and basketball shorts (not that there’s anything wrong with that—you just dare to be different than the rest). With the same comfort as a T-shirt and basketball shorts, however, you can throw on a classy button-down, some longboard shorts or khakis and some comfortable boat or tennis shoes to spice up your entire look. Whatever you do, though, don’t forget your watch! Let your watch reflect your style. If you’re more of a chic, classy man like this photographer, simplicity is the way to go. However, if you’re more of an outgoing, statement piece kind of man, throw on a watch with the biggest face you can find. Whichever you choose, you’ll have a look that has everyone longing to “figure you out.”