Alright class, please take your seats. I’m Professor Joseph and I’ll be instructing Advanced Layering 202 this semester. By now you already know the basics of dressing up for winter. I mean anyone can throw a sweater over a shirt and perhaps a vest if they’re feeling adventurous. Personally, I’m more of a jacket on jacket type of guy. (Aka obnoxious) The key to mastering to pieces of outerwear is to make sure they compliment and not counteract each other. In laymen’s terms get your fit, length, and materials right before you go outside looking like a goodwill bin. (Wait actually that sounds pretty cool…brb)
I really appreciate raingear making a comeback in #menswear. While you may be shaking your head at your screen, remind yourself that the Cool Teens on the L train (who you’re afraid of) were not wearing anoraks two years ago. I always recommend making a statement with your outerwear and today is no different. Sure you can own a dark raincoat when it actually pours, but pull out a colored or printed jacket to flex. I decided to pair this baby blue joint from Stutterheim with a buisness casual/holiday party look since it is tis the season. (lol I don’t really know what business casual is.) Since you’re still reading (hopefully) I also highly suggest opting for the oversized knits this season to keep you warm while also accunating that you’re getting thicc for winter.
I decided to pair this baby blue joint from Stutterheim with a buisness casual/office look since it is this season. (lol I don’t really know what business casual is.)
And just like that we’re back to my dandy phase. I joked about it a couple weeks ago on Instagram, but I don’t see anything wrong with flexing that peacock muscle. (In moderation, of course.) While I traded my bow ties for bucket hats a long time ago, I still think casual dressing can still be elevated. (I hate the word btw.) I based my look around this amazing cardigan because…cmon. Think Richie Cunningham with the swagger of The Fonz. That being said, I paired the sweater with a patterned shirt to give the look some depth. Also added some mustard chinos because #FallAesthic and these Timberland dress boots that I’ve been wearing almost everyday since they go with almost anything. (Also they have a side zip which makes getting dressed v. easy before 9am.) Lesson of the day: wear what you want, you’ll be aight.
When I describe my style, the word “classic” doesn’t tend to come to mind. That being said, when you see a look come through year after year there must be some weight to it, right? I teamed up once again with Timberland to share a timeless Autumn look with y’all. Again, “simple” is not a word I associate with myself, but sometimes that’s all you need for a solid fit. The jacket reminds me of a vintage shearling number you steal from your grandpa’s closet so I decided to pair it with a basic white tee and some worn in denim. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned how having a good pair of go to boots will change your life in every post in the past two months and this one wil be no exception. I mean the color on these can only be described in “100″ and wave emojis.