Posts tagged well dressed man
Style Shots—Menswear Pattern Mixing
Photography & Words by: Swabreen Bakr
A well dressed man is a thing to behold, here we have Wale, one of Esquire’s ‘Best Dressed Real Men’; a lawyer by day in our own fair city of Philadelphia and owner of an amazing menswear fashion blog where you can see him wearing goods from his upcoming clothing line.
One of my favorite things about menswear is that the closer you look the more interesting details you find. Here we find a lot of subtle things, like the color of one of his bracelets matching the buttons on his jacket, the yellow in his pocket square compliments the yellow thread on the jacket itself. The color scheme and texture of his shoes and suitcase also work very well together. This type of subtle detailing and accessorizing is definitely something to consider when putting together an outfit. Between the pocket square, jacket and shirt you have an fantastic mix of patterns. Pattern mixing is big for Fall in women’s wear, here’s a good example of how a man does it.
British tailor Michael J. Beaumont of Beau & Co.
What are some essential bespoke pieces you think young men should invest in?
Top 3 Tips For Dressing Well
1. Fit is crucial! The most expensive fabric will look poor if the fit is off. If you can’t find store bought items that fit how you want them too, buy something that’s close and have it altered by a good tailor…or if it’s an option, opt for custom.
2. Take care of your clothes. Along the lines of #1, it doesn’t matter how expensive your outfit was, if it’s wrinkled and dirty, you’re going to look untidy. Regularly pressing a shirt and shining your shoes is a must.
3. Find your style and go with it. Wearing something you love is great for confidence; who cares whether other people like your outfit or not, as long as you feel great, wear it with pride.
Read our exclusive interview with Beau & Co. for some more tips and knowledge on custom clothing.
Photography by: Michael Ash Imagery
There’s an incredible entrepreneurial spirit sweeping across Philadelphia, young creatives are taking matters into their own hands and reshaping how we consume style, art and music. Today we profile one such creative, Erik Honesty, owner of Cultured Couture Vintage and one of the best dressed men in Philadelphia.