October 26, 2004
Denim is here to stay. This season has two extremes – a dark dressed up denim or totally distressed. Dress up a casual shirt with a dark tailored jean or relax a dressy one with a pair of distressed jeans. Casual sportswear has really dressed up this year. Casual no longer means basic or grunge. This season’s casual shirts come with more tailoring and even french cuffs. The biggest news in men’s fashion is the return of the sportcoat. Worn with a fitted, patterned shirt and a pair of jeans and you’ve got the look of the season. Not that uptight? Choose a distressed blazer over a hoodie and you’ve got a look that’s all about comfortable chic. Casual dresses up further with chalk pinstripes and other patterns and fabrics usually associated with traditional suits. Want the most mileage out of your clothing dollars? Suit separates. The jacket is cut a little shorter and more fitted, while the trousers are cut leaner. Worn together, you’ve got a very modern suit, throw the jacket on with jeans or the pants with a sweater and you’ve not only stretched your fashion dollars, but your style muscle as well.
Complete the look with a pair of sleek shoes. Your shoe should always continue the lines of your clothing. Wear a slim narrow toed shoe with a low heel to compliment a trimmer fit pant. A great distressed, blunt toed boot is perfect for those relaxed denims or khakis.
View photos from His Stuff's Glam Slam III fashion show in Andersonville.
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