My thoughts on todays up and coming dapper gent - Now don’t get me wrong the suited look when done well is one of my favorites. If you want to talk about a fitted suit I can go on for days, but what’s starting to really suck is the lack of innovation when it comes to the “Dapper” look. There’s a big trend pool in the menswear scene that’s been growing. Many don’t know it because it’s fairly new, but it’s sprouting so fast I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes the place for “swag” in 2014. No need to explain, we all know what that did to our generation. It might just be the word that’s personally off putting to me but these dapper bloggers are becoming so predictably boring. Just saying that I’d like to see you guys think past:
Your color block Sock – Oh you wore Red polka-dot socks with your monotone black suit to add “a pop of color” and show how well you use accent pieces?
Your Pink shirt – No bro, that was daring back in 2006 before Andre 3000 came out and had it go mainstream. Today your pink shirt’s just another navy or gray.
Your floral pants – I don’t think I’ve ever seen something worn the same as much as a pair of floral pants. “I kept it simple with a white shirt up top. You know cause the pants are already making so much of a statement.” (douchebag voice) said almost every guy that has worn floral bottoms.
Your new dress shoes – I just think guys need to become a bit more selective with their shoe choice. A wing tip design does not make a shoe the next best thing. Let’s look at the overall shape, and design and ask ourselves is that really a nice shoe or is it just another overpriced Ferragamo.
So what I’m saying is that the suit style is cool but let’s looks into details beyond those totally expected “unexpected” pieces. Now to not make this some “Jibril decided to vent” article I put up a few products you can look into to give your formal looks a cooler twist because if I hear the word dapper one more time…well… I don’t actually know what ill do but please! :P
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