In the world of fashion, men more often than not take the back seat to their brand-savvy counterparts, preferring to enter department stores with a single purpose in mind, rather than peruse the merchandise. Despite their seemingly indifference toward what they wear, men are becoming increasingly more fashion conscious, and, as a result, increasingly more interesting. This fall, the male fashion trends tend to lean toward three main looks: the playboy, the nomad and the dork.
Though men are notorious for getting dressed only to the point of necessity, they’ve recently been stepping up their fashion game with refined suits and structured jackets. Taking the lead from young new actors such as British heartthrob Ed Westwick of “Gossip Girl,” men have been going for the modern playboy look, eliminating the doting blondes and replacing them with the keen sense of style. Re-create the look of the infamous Chuck Bass with these suits in charcoal grey or stripe; bonus points if you can master the perfectly rumpled look that Westwick pulls off so well.
If elegant indifference is not your cup of tea or you just plain don’t want to get dressed up, take the opposite road go for the nomad look. With half of young Hollywood men getting dressed to the T, the other half are skipping showers and wearing whatever is at the bottom of their laundry hampers to resemble upscale hobos. Heralded by the Twilight megastar Rob Pattinson, men everywhere are embracing their inner bum and layering their flannels under their worn leather jackets. To get the nomad look either raid your grandfather’s closet or invest in lots of flannel like this, this or this paired with your oldest pair of jeans (holes suggested) and an old jacket, preferably leather.
If you enjoy regular showers but still do not want to take the time to do it up Chuck Bass style, go right in the middle with an updated dork look. Once we got past high school and realized that geek was chic, it was only a matter of time before everyone was clamoring to get their hands on sweater vests and thick-rimmed glasses. Taking a page out of “The Office” star John Krasinski’s book, the dork look could possibly be the easiest and most laid-back look to pull off, as well as modified to be dressed up or down. To capture the essence of nerd glam, layer these cardigans over a button up shirt, pair them with slim fitting jeans, and break out your pocket protector.
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