I talked a bit on Instagram last week about an epiphany I had. It probably hit me as I was doing some spring wardrobe planning for O that I receive questions about his clothes more often than I ever thought I would. Up until this point, I typically only did a big men’s guide at Christmastime but when the questions came rolling in, I typed out the answers. Let’s do this, friends.
I’ve mentioned before that when I met him, O was a man who required “flair” with every outfit. Usually it was an Ed Hardy-ish eagle or some sort of bedazzling. The pants were w i d e. The shorts were l o n g. He was very big on matchy-matchy style and while he has decently good taste, he definitely screamed “bachelor.” I have been slowly chipping away at his closet since we met and now, twelve years later, his clothes still look like him but in a cleaner, more classic way.
Before we get started, O is an athlete. He has a very narrow waist, a big ol’ booty and legs like ham hocks. He’s built like a thoroughbred and comes in at 6′ on the dot. This is a very specific body type so while I received countless questions about building a wardrobe for a 6’7 man or a 300lb+ man, I’ll be the first to say that isn’t my area of expertise. I’ll be sharing resources I’ve found but I don’t have first hand experience with them so please report back! My style for men is the same as my style preference for myself: classic, clean and versatile. You know the man in your life. I hope this serves as a jumping off point you can cater to his specific style.
1. Jacket. Depending on where you live, this isn’t the absolute most crucial of items. I don’t know what it is about O but he is rarely ever cold so if he’s wearing a jacket, you know its cold. I personally love the look of a jacket or an overshirt to finish an outfit and to take a tee to the next level. This is my favorite denim jacket by far. As far as jacket jackets go, you can’t beat this one. It’s an investment but when I tell you they last forever, I mean it.