If style is language, how do you speak it? I explore, through several interviews, different perspectives on expressing yourself through personal style. Here's part one, with Ethan Wong, Larry Schlossman, and Charlie Caulfield.
TikTok's recent obsession with the "Old Money Aesthetic" misses the mark. So I'm going to have some fun and tear it apart. Postscript by ZG Burnett.
Your shirt doesn't have to stop at the second button.
While hype for the show might not last forever, it will always be important to me. Does "the second button" really make or break the shirt? I don't think so. But I'm loving the conversation.
Fred Castleberry, Wes Anderson, Scott Fitzgerald, and Ethan Wong believe in complex characters. You should be one.
Some of these will be more generic, like off-white jeans. Some will be more interesting, like the pants I want from Bode or South2West8. If you're reading for the former, don't worry, the latter won't hurt you.
You're about to see men experiment. They're going to break rules. Some of them are trying to get right to the brink of disaster, without going over. That brinksmanship is how great outfits happen. Courage in the face of "rules."
Collars! Collars! Collars! These collars are out of control! See these sexy collars laid out in the open, for anybody to see! Never before have so many collars been caught on camera in so many different positions! Get your collar now!
I'll explore multiple shades of purple. I'll explore several non-neutral color combos: purple and yellow complementary, secondary triadic, purple tonal. I'll explore it in several slots: accessory, shirt, knit, suit. I'll explore it in wool and corduroy.
Continuing the pattern of things I never really appreciated in my younger days, we have Madras. Madras is loud, busy, and generally quite hard to wear. But I've noticed a pattern -- one dead simple way to make madras look good. Layer something over it.
These guys dance, play, eat, drink, finger-gun... They make their photos stand out, they highlight what's great about their clothes, and they have fun doing it.
You know the saying -- "Rhubarb red, eat away; rhubarb green, don't eat them!"