|Do you compare yourself to male models?–credit|
The subject of style can be intimidating for a man in New York. Unless you’re a naturally gifted sartorialist, you may feel overwhelmed by the unlimited supply of high-end shopping and compare yourself to male models. How are you ever supposed to meet that girl you see each Thursday at happy hour if you can’t escape your khaki-polo shirt combo? Stick to these five men’s fashion tips and you’ll be guaranteed to win the hearts of women, and steal the spotlight from any male model.
Keep it simple.
With the constant fashion inspiration in New York City, it’s easy to see how with so many choices, you might want to wear it all and pair it together in an ensemble. Not advised. Until you’re confident that you’ve conquered the fashion suggestions in this blog post, it’s probably best to not experiment with four patterns in one outfit, or a leather kilt a la Kanye West. Instead, keep it simple – shockingly, it exudes a quiet confidence that will set you apart from the men she doesn’t want to meet. These Steven Alan ‘New Yukon’ trousers are the definition of simple chic, and in a lightweight chino, comfortable too.
|New Yukon Trousers from Steven Alan|
Embrace the details.
Standing out in a sea of gingham is not about who can shine the brightest. Instead, it’s about the subtle differences that show your personality, and that she’ll only notice up close. Try this ‘Mr Pocket Tee in Grey Camo’ from BNIB– on trend and perfectly detailed. Looking to dress up your details? The ‘Sheppard Street Saddle’ shoe from Alden, made exclusively for Need Supply Co., offers a perfect twist on a classic shoe in the worn design of the decorative panels.
|Mr. Pocket Tee in Grey Camo|
|Sheppard Street Saddle form Alden|
Don’t fear the color.
Now, just because we shy away from the brightest of the brights, doesn’t mean a New York man shouldn’t experiment with color. How will you ever get noticed if you only stick to black? This green ‘Crosby Oxford’ from NYC favorite, Saturdays, is a colorful take on an iconic classic. Pair it with a blazer to dress up or leave it loose and untucked with jeans for a casual night out. If this is just too much color for your liking, add just a pop of it, like the neon outsole of these Nike ‘Ralston Lunar Mid’ sneakers.
|Crosby Oxford from Saturdays|
|Ralston Lunar Mid Sneakers from Nike|
Do denim right.
And while we’re on the subject of jeans, get a pair that fits well! Head straight to Earnest Sewn in the East or West Village for your shopping destination. With nine different fit types and a variety of colors and fabrics, you’re guaranteed to find the ideal pair for your body type. And just in case you don’t, they’ll custom fit a pair for you only.
|Jeans from Earnest Sewn|
None of the above words of wisdom mean anything if you don’t feel like yourself. If cropped pants or desert boots are not for you, don’t let that inner Tim Gunn voice get the best of you. Find a look that shows who you are, because at the end of the day, you want that girl from happy hour to fall for the real you, not the version that’s based on a male model.