The inaugural New York Fashion Week Men was quite a whirlwind. I have to admit I was a little worried that things would go off in an orderly fashion when I went to pick up my credentials and they were still putting together the venue. But low and behold, the powers that be got it done and I got to see some amazing shows. Spring/Summer 2016 should be a good season for me. The one thing I wasn’t worried about was my fashion game. After lugging up 2 suitcases and a large tote, I knew my choices were up to par. If anything I overpacked but I think I pulled off my looks quite nicely whether I was battling a sudden downpour or trying to remain cool in blazing heat. After all this was the inaugural New York Fashion Week Men.
Lately, I’m loving a double-breasted blazer. It adds a sliming effect and if you’re tall as I am, it makes a nice silhouette. Since it is summer, I opted for white cotton pants. On several occasions, I was asked about wearing whit in the city and if I was worried about getting them dirty. Surprisingly, the slacks held up well with nary a spot even while traipsing across town to a variety of runway shows and presentations.
I felt that to make this look pop was to add pattern and color since both my blazer and trousers were solid neutral colors. My choice here was blue and white striped shirt with a yellow flower tie and yellow lapel pin. These were just the added zing to make my look work really nicely. Finishing off my ensemble were spectator shoes and the kicker, a sporty hat.
Details/Shop my look
Cotton gray blazer with white button detail: Gant (similar); white cotton straight-legged trousers: Gucci; Striped blue and white dress shirt: Polo by Ralph Lauren; Yellow tie with blue floral print: Ermenegildo Zegna (similar), Yellow lapel pin: Hook and Albert; Spectator Wingtips: Brooks Brothers Black Fleece (similar); Straw crown/linen brim fedora: Goorin Bros.(similar)
Photos by: Diego Gonzales-Zuniga (@diegodowntown)