(shoes - Converse | camp socks - J.Crew | jeans - Levi's | shirt - Club Monaco)
In this post I'd like to discuss the importance of a tee and balancing a shoe-sock-pants combo well.
Stripes were the print-favorite of the spring and summer this year. We saw it first with sweaters, and again with tees when the weather got warmer. There are a few features to take note of when purchasing a tee. The first is pattern. Second is fit (go for slim). The third is sleeve length:You have a choice either shorter sleeves to show off your massive biceps or longer sleeves if it's getting cooler. Longer sleeves give you the option to roll 'em two or three times, or until you're satisfied. If your shirt already has shorter sleeves, don't give them a roll. I cuff everything of mine, so that includes shorter sleeves on tees. However, rolling them up just looks ridiculous.
Balancing a shoe-sock-pants combo can be tough. Going overboard is pretty easy (think bright colors or a 3 inch cuff, cuffed three or four times. Thanks to Thom Browne and trends in menswear, cuffing pants and shorter pants are completely embraceable; but please don't wear capris.
The socks you wear are also quite important. Right now it's September, cooler weather is inevitable so wearing a thicker camp sock with a light color sneaker creates a sort of "summer/fall hybrid" on your feet....much less terrifying than it sounds.
Sneakers are jovial: they're fun. They're what you wear when you want to go full casual and maybe if you have to run a few blocks somewhere. Wear them when you're going to be late. (note: if it's for work, it'll help make the lateness acceptable thanks to your boyish charm).
It doesn't matter what kind of sneaker you buy, they're cheap (around $50) and go with basically everything because they're made for the masses of men.
- Striped tees look great in a fitted shape with rolled sleeves.
- Too much going on at ground level isn't a good look.
- If it's getting cold, throw on some thicker "camp socks", they're awesome.
- Sneakers are fun.
Wear It Write.