Men usually shy away from prints, but Izumi gets styling of men’s separates perfectly. There is a sense of thoughtful ease in his look. The nonchalance of his scarf as a “tie” lifts his ensemble from contrived to cool. Keeping the animal print pant with darker undertones in mind as the statement, it prevents him from looking too loud and flashy and pairs well with his subdued metallic jacket. Men should follow suit. Pun intended.
Totally smart. Smart was the encompassing word that came to my mind when I noticed Wilson Standish and his style. I am usually bored out of my mind when I am the “greeter“ of the flight repetitively welcoming the monotonous business traveler or the self-righteous yet trashy once-a-decade-traveler, but Wilson got everything right. From the most appropriate hair to the tortoise-shell eyeglasses to the neutrally colored and fitting shirt and pants, the pop of color from the socks down to the brown shoes made me purse my lips and speak like an Italian in my mind, “perfetto,” of course with the hand gestures to go a long with it.
Well, not exactly SF, but the northern Bay Area is where I ran into casual coolness. This proves that you don’t have to be trendy or over-the-top with fashion to be stylish. I always think that style comes from within and it truly shows when someone is trying too hard which usually results in uber fashion faux paus-es. Even with a simple t-shirt and jeans, accessories with character can accentuate low-key into a dapper look.