I wasn’t sure how the move from NYC to LA was going to affect my personal style.
For whatever reason, since moving to the West coast I’ve been experimenting with different pant shapes more than ever before, like these for example.
In NYC it was all about tailored trousers, slim chinos and rigid jeans, but out West life is much less structured, and so are the clothes.
Most recently I’ve been experimenting with elastic-cuff pants…
1. Polo & Khakis, Remixed
In NYC, I’m more likely to wear a polo and khakis like this.
Out in LA things are more casual and laidback, which makes funky design details somehow easier to pull-off.
The “polo” here is a lightweight wool/cotton sweater by John Bartlett. It’s the perfect silhouette: made to fit slim but still have a little “flow”. It also has some cool subtle details like ribbing at the neckline and a scooped hem that’s longer in the back.
And, of course, these are not your typical chinos. They’re slightly drop-crotch and have elastic cuffs for a subtle “puddling” effect above the shoes.
Dressing with style, in my opinion, has a lot to do with context and culture. That’s why we’re always trying to feature a variety of people with their own points of view.
It’s fun to experience why things that were “right at home” in NYC come off a little differently here in LA. Every city has its own identity and including some of that in your presentation is part of having good style.
- Clear frame sunglasses by Vintage
- Navy polo sweater by John Bartlett
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Drawstring khakis by Zanerobe
- Leather espadrilles by Singh and Son