Yes, even though we like to cater to the ladies, we still get numerous passionate pleas from well-heeled guys in hot pursuit of easy staples. For guys (and often girls, too) easy works. Easy equals classic and effortless (ie: Not trying too hard) and often, yes, easy to mix in with all the good stuff you already have. And while a rolled-up sleeve or an untucked shirt may seem common or even boring, men are often just paying homage to their cultural history—Kennedy, McQueen, and the like have all extended easy and infinitely cool inspiration. So, we decided to devote this week's column to our male counterparts, choosing five classic outfits that are both ridiculously simple but still incredibly stylish, too. From polkadot ties and trilby hats, to cashmere sweaters and peacoats—gents, DO try these looks at home.
Above, clockwise from left: Jesse H., image via Lookbook; Diesel Thanaz Slim Leg Jeans, $240, available at Nordstrom; Peoples Market Blazer, $174, available at Topman; Haversack Single Pocket Cardigan, $113, available at Opening Ceremony; Paul Smith Achilles Shoes, $560, available at Barneys New York.
Above, clockwise from left: Silas, photo via Copenhagen Street Style; Thomas Pink Matta Neat Men's Woven Tie, $100, available at Thomas Pink; Topman Super Soft Trilby Hat, $28, available at Topman; Theory Hensler Pants, $120, available at Revolve; Converse All Star Core OX Sneakers, $45, available at Zappos; J. Crew Wool Ludlow Two-button Suit Jacket, $356, available at J. Crew.
Above, clockwise from left: 2. Sebastian, photo via Copenhagen Street Style; Warp and Weft Check Woven Flannel, $29.50, available at Pacsun; J. Crew Cotton-cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $49.50, available at J. Crew; Lee Unlined Denim Jacket, $39.99, available at Kohl's; Nudie Jeans Dark Night Jeans, $249, available at Ssense; UGG Australia Knit Beanie, $45, available at Nordstrom; Vans Authentic Sneaker, $45, available at Urban Outfitters.
Above, clockwise from left: Magnus, photo via Copenhagen Street Style; Incotex Sateen Trousers, $325, available at Barneys New York; Forzieri Polkadot Bowtie, $42, available at Forzieri; Gap Fitted Striped Oxford Shirt, $44.50, available at Gap; Apt. 9 Hooded Peacoat, $129, available at Kohl's; Prada Dark Brown Leather Cap Toe Boots, $520 (were $650), available at Bluefly.