Winter on the East Coast is never a joke. I, however, am one of those knuckleheads who actually care abouut what I look like when it gets cold out. (I mean, damn, it’s New York, not Antarctica.) The older I get, the better at layering I get, I think. (Chock it up to trial and error.) I really love this outfit because I get to show off layers with different textures and lengths, but keep everything cohesive with the color palette. Nothing is really off limits when it comes to mixing and matching pieces. It’s kind of like a fun sartorial puzzle that has your closet looking like a bomb hit it after you’ve come up with a strong fit. (Or maybe that’s just me?)
Initially this post was supposed about a World Cup inspired look because #soccer and #seo but while doing so I accidentally rediscovered my love for oversized graphic tees. I often recall my ragtag skate days when you couldn’t get me out of a Quiksilver shirts that were so big I looked like Dobby the house elf. This was before I traded in my board for bow ties which is another rabbit hole I won’t get into.
Here’s the thing, not all graphic tees are in the same league. At the end of the day you’re still not that same 13 year old waiting for your parents to pick you up from the park. A nice artist screen print will do. And as far as fit, oversized does not mean baggy. The former can make your long and leaner while the other can get into slobville.
(P.S Go ‘Merica!…Or Brazil!…I actually have no clue who’s even playing at this point.)
This week I’m debuting my new character study feature where I break down the style of some of the greatest men in pop culture history.
For the inaugural post I picked a fictional character who’s style has been under appreciated, George Costanza from Seinfeld. George can best be described as the putz you love to laugh at. Looking back, despite his many foibles, George had some pretty great style considering. Mr. Costanza can be best known for his limitless plaid shirts, parkas, signature glasses, and sometimes questionable headgear.
Check out below to see what essentials George Costanza would have in his closet for fall:
Last week I got a chance to check out the latest SS’ 13 collection at all the men’s trade shows here in NYC. Today’s post is dedicated to all the item I’m dying to have in my closet. (Note there were many other that I wasn’t allowed to take photos of.)