It can be intimidating, but the
First, the fit and style
It should be snug on the shoulders and slim all throughout your body. For a more relaxed feel—which is really what you’re going for—choose a
Next, the fabrics
Warm weather calls for lighter stuff such as cotton and linen, but in colder months, feel free to experiment with corduroy, suede, or lightweight wool. An interesting weave like herringbone gets you in the texture game.
Begin your relationship with the
And, one more note
Once you have your
1. WITH A T-SHIRT
Navy jacket by Raf Simons, T-shirt by Marni, trousers by Acne, sneakers by Maison Kitsune, and tie pin by Lanvin at Homme et Femme
Ignore the dressed-up connotation of the
2. WITH A SWEATER
Sport coat by Massimo Dutti; sweater by Undercover, trousers by Acne, brogues by Thom Browne, and sunglasses by Dries Van Noten at Homme et Femme
It’s sweater weather, which is the perfect opportunity to add texture to clothes. Play up visual interest by layering tactile materials. Here, a blazer in herringbone weave plus a sweater with chunky loops.
3. WITH A BUTTON-DOWN
Sport coat and shirt by Massimo Dutti; shoes by Cole Haan
Dark blazer and
WITH A DRESS SHIRT
Sport coat, shirt, tie, trousers, and boots by Massimo Dutti
What’s life without danger? Reach for a coat in a hue you don’t usually wear like olive or coffee. Shake things up a bit more with a tricky shirt-and-tie combo. Stripes and checks? Yes. The trick? Make one print louder than the other.
This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.
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