So welcome back to the thoughts of the style guy….Some of the people who know me well, will know a little saying that I share from time to time when people ask why I dress the way that I dress, and I have to admit I stole it from a friend of mine MR Yves St Laurent. He said…”don’t be afraid to be the best dressed person in the room” and that’s a saying I take to heart, mind you not something I lose sleep over, or something I get jealous about. It’s great to be confident to look as good as you can in any occasion and not be embarrassed about it, or being scared to look different from the rest. check this photo below of Yves St Laurent at the age of 21 a few days before he showed his first collection for Christian Dior!! (Imagine being the head of design for a label like Christian Dior at the age of 21, and looking so good while doing it!)
These details can be wearing a tie to work when everyone else wears t shirts, wearing a floral silk scarf around your neck with a fitted shirt, the scarf on its own is not very masculine, but creates visual and contrasting interest with the norm of what is thought to be masculine.
So I thought I’d give you the low down on a classic way to to keep warm this winter, and add a bit of casual style to your winter wardrobe. The crew top is a classic piece of American fashion tradition and its been around for almost a century! The crew top is a great alternative to the hoodie as every second 12 year old boy is running around in a multi coloured hoodie, so its nice to have something casual but with understated style. When buying your “crew” fit is key, keep it slim to accentuate your profile, you don’t want to look like you’re running around in a “tellytubby” suit!
Keep the “crew” simple, stay away from ones with big logos or bright graphic patterns or prints, keep it clean and simple. I’d recommend keeping the colours muted and neutral, as this will make it far more versatile with a variety of jeans, khakis, slacks etc. Most “crews” have that vintage “worn in” look, which is great because the more you wear that new crew in, the better it will look…. and it will never go out of style! Check out the these classic style icons rocking the “crew” with effortless style!