We’re always cruising the streets looking for personal style that excites and inspires us.
Here’s some shots we’ve collected over the last month or so, with some commentary about why they stood out to me.
1. DB Strangle
Great fit overall and strong color palette, although this is a prime example of why you should never holster a cross-body strap (whether a camera or messenger bag) when wearing a tailored jacket (especially a DB).
2. Make it Look Easy
Our friend Dillon knows a thing or two about putting some menswear basics to work. It’s in the details like the right hair product, glasses that suit his face, and maybe a luxury watch worn face-in.
3. Indian American Prep
4. Camo Couple
I’m absolutely sick of camo. But this guy knows what he’s doing: fitted neutral long-sleeve tee tucked into tailored cargos, finished with a tough chunky-soled patent leather loafer and minimal jewelry. Even the haircut is a nod to the military.
5. Reverse Layering
We spoke briefly about “reverse layering” here, but this guy takes it a step further. Shout-out to the frayed jeans and retro Nike Cortez sneakers.
6. Band Collar Pop-Over
Band collar 1/2 placket under a soft DB jacket. Blacks and Browns. Frayed white denim. Broken-in suede. Blue & yellow pocket square/pen combo. Genius.
7. What a Difference A Shoe Can Make
I gotta be honest. I love this outfit, but hate those cartoon-looking sneakers. If you look at this gent’s outfit with your hand covering the shoes, you can see the genius in the styling. I would have went with the chukkas from #6, the loafers from #2, or the monks from #1.
8. Suited & Booted
9. The Artist Formerly Known as Fresh
This is probably too “out there” for most of our conservative readers, but this guy is fresh! You need a certain taste level to make a color-blocked floral shirt & white dinner jacket look this cohesive.
10. Security Detail
We didn’t even realize this guy was in uniform, working traffic/security at a downtown hotel. The small styling touches make it all work: smart grooming, rolled sleeves, cuffed hems, sharp oxblood wingtips.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.
Check out more of his work at alexcrawfordphotography.com.