Man on the Move: The Costume of Casual
Trailing in the summer breeze is an act of leisure for which one’s clothing is usually not a point of contention. For men of a dapper disposition, every article of clothing regardless of context is always a point to be considered. Jeffrey Rudes has put forth a head-to-toe designed to enjoy relaxing pastime while remaining handsome. As a man of dapper it is our civil duty.
Style Advice: The poplin shirt is the most popping statement piece of this summer season. Every man should own at least one. Stussy’s camp collar number in a tropical print is for the guy with a more stylistically adventurous spirit. Being that our motto here has been embodying adventure in style, this is precisely the base item we need for the look we are attempting to achieve. Suit Supply is always a beacon of timeless elegance on a more challenged budget. Their Italian fabricated linen trousers in off-white are no exception. As exhibited in Jeffrey Rudes look, sneakers are the blending item that introduces the element of casual to an otherwise buttoned up ensemble. In this avenue of sartorial guidance we favor the classics, so a crisp pair of Adidas Stan Smiths will strikingly do the job. Sunglasses are the embodiment of leisure and a pure titanium pair from Activist Eyewear punctuates this point. To top the look off, a brown bowling bag from Zara (there is no need to make an ephemeral item an extensive expense) adds an off-setting neutral pop of color. Now go for that stroll along the promenade, or for the walk in the park, or to the grocery store to find something to cook. Remember leisure is just another excuse to look good.
Must-Have: At least once a season the hardworking professional of whom values style is allowed one exorbitantly indulgent purchase. This season let us passionate and laborious gents make that purchase the ever-coveted Gucci slide. Be it with fur or without, in black or brown, we must get this hot ticket item in solid leather. When we break the bank with this much force it has to be an investment. The slides may appear trendy on the surface. Underneath the veal of seeming ephemera is an unexpected staple that will withstand the test of fashionable time. Let us treat ourselves. We deserve it!
Industry Update: At the Spring 2018 men’s shows in Milan, Italy love was the stance of protest at Ports 1961. There was a splash of social media bred millennials on Dolce & Gabbana’s elongated runway. Donatella instituted a renovation of tradition at the original house of Versace. At Neil Barrett, a complex blending of tailoring and grunge intermixed in a cohesive collection of wearable statements. Etro infused a casual energy into its offering, while retaining the heavily patterned suited feel that makes it such an inimitably luxe entity. Lastly, Dean and Dan of DSquared2 reconfigured imagery with their display of leathered out high fashion sailors. Conclusively at this Milan Fashion Week, conventions were challenged and the status quo was questioned. Designers took it upon themselves to rewire the ticks that have made them successful, while never abandoning the charm that has garnered them their respectively loyal followings. It was a concise selection of aspirational garmenting and high-end style.