“There is no such thing as a good fit that is uncomfortable. The good fit, which, as I have said, must be allied to cutting, must never have any appearance of strain anywhere, and it should look as relaxed as you feel.”
– Hardy Amies (via voxsart)
“Jon Cam’Ronica described me best when he said i dress like extra from late 90’s rap video all I wear is Coogi, Iceberg, Polo, Moschino, all them fly hard to get linens n garments. Nothing more awkward then when you walk in the club and you and somebody else got the same givenchy top on lookin like a pair of assclowns b. I never rocked with Fubu ever either fuck the nostalgic shit if u wasnt from Queens or your last name was Cool-James that was shit wasnt going off the racks. And Virgil is the homie for Pyrex fuck watchu heard. The last time a line really ingeniously branded itself from the most simplistic perspective and managed to get loved and hated at the same time was supreme. I fuck with high end pieces here and there though ima fat boy i like the japanese shit more i cant be walking round in no blouses like that b thats why i influence the menswear world to go cozy this year shout outs my guy a.wang ju heard.”
– A$ AP Yams on his personal style
Like I said this morning, no room for excess luggage or baggage..
Like I said “Fast&Furious”. It’s in the details & no doubt everyone on the ride achieved STRAVA PRs
“We have a partner in Japan that wants to open stores fast, but I said, “Wait a…
““I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I didn’t know.””
Beyond Blue and White
It’s been said often enough here and elsewhere that men should buy most of their dress shirts in either light blue or white. Both colors are easy to wear and generally make men look their most elegant. White shirts are particularly good for more “formal” ensembles, such as under navy or dark grey suits, and light blues are good for most everything else. If a man has the time, I also think changing from blue in the afternoon to white in the evening can be very smart. The first is less harsh under bright sunlight, and the second works better in artificial lighting. Given how often these tend to be worn, I think a basic dress shirt wardrobe should contain at least twelve to fourteen light blues and whites. The blues can come in a mix of stripes and textures to keep things interesting.
Once a man has these basics, it can’t hurt to have a few other colors thrown in. The most obvious ones include those certain soft shades of pink and lilac. While some might fear these two’s effeminate connotations, others know they can be used to make a boring, business grey suit into something instantly more stylish. They can also be worn in the summer with cheerful things such as khaki cotton suits and bold, colorful neckties. For something more suitable year-round, try a solid ecru, which is a slightly livelier alternative to white, or a mid-grey striped shirt, such as the one you see worn above by Mr. Fan.
There are also slightly more unusual colors, such as dark brown, sage green, and maroon. I find these generally work better in stripes. For example, I have a white shirt with dark brown pin stripes, and the thin, slightly spaced out lines help keep the shirt from looking too “dark brown.” If it were a solid color, it would be too dark to wear with a necktie, and might be relegated to only extremely casual weekend wear, thus limiting its versatility.
So, while I still think your dress shirts should mostly consist of light blues and whites, it doesn’t hurt to have a little variety. Consider throwing a few other colors into the mix. Whatever you do, just don’t choose black. Wearing black dress shirts should be against the law.
(Photo by mafoofan)
““Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.”
“Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
“Yes. I want to ruin you.”
“Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.””
– Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms