So long, preppy. Menswear for the modern man is dashing with a touch of danger. Hugo Boss three-piece suit, $895; Hugo Boss dress shirt, $95; white pocket square, $19.50.
Dangerous but Dapper
Who says seersucker and leather don’t mix? Layer different textures and shuck up jacket sleeves so that the shirt underneath peeks out with a dash of masculine flair. Z Zegna jacket, $1795; John Varvatos vest, $69; Wallin & Bros button up shirt, $69.50; J Brand jeans, $154; Boots, model’s own.
In the flickering light of black and white films, Humphrey Bogart embodied the very essence of a “man’s man,” often while wearing a classic trench coat, a choice that still turns heads on today’s man. Ray Ban aviators; Burberry button down shirt, $250; Topman trench coat, $140; Topman slacks, $75; Cole Haan loafers.
Sometimes he feels like trouble—not big, pay-a-fine-offenses—but a minor misdeed or two. You know, the kind where flowers and an ‘I’m sorry’ note might be necessary later. When that mood strikes, a sharp white blazer over a casual tee and jeans help own the night. John Varvatos white blazer, $395; pocket square, $19.50; Public Opinion white tee, $22; J Brand jeans, $154; Allen Edmonds belt, $98; Shoes, model’s own.
Man on the Edge
With regards to what he wears, the modern man is reclaiming his masculinity (thank you Mad Men), putting preppy aside and choosing to dress-to-kill. John Varvatos suit, $795; Hugo Boss button down, $95; Eton tie, $125; lilac pocket square, $19.50; Magnanni boots.
After a hard day at work, he deserves to unwind in luxurious cashmere and comfortable, broken in jeans, showing that even men-in-black have a softer side. Zegna V-neck cashmere sweater, $395; Adriano Goldschmied jeans, $178; Magnanni boots; Hugo Boss messenger bag, $525.
Photographer’s Assistants: Cryste Edwards DeShields and Jeff Medlin • Stylist’s Assistant: Ashli Vondara
Shot on location at the beautiful Omni Dallas.
Shop: All fashions from Nordstrom at North Park Mall. Purchase at Shop.Nordstrom.com.
Originally published in the June 2013 issue of Living Magazine.