Not always something unusual like this look works. But when it does… WOW! And that is pretty much what is happening here with Timotheé Chalamet and his Haider Ackermann suit up.
The shiny suit and how was styled with black ankle boots framed by imperfect cuffed hems, a double belt instead of buttons and a flat collarless shirt with no buttons is a match made in fashion heaven with his personal style. On top of that, you can see he is comfortable and confident wearing it and that is the key factor to make it work. Without it, not a shot in hell.
And of course, the hair that looks unpretentious and gorgeous. And very much him. Again.
According to the British GQ, hiking sandals are a major trend for summer 2019. And if you are one of the dudes who wants to wear this trend, here are a few ways to do so:
Yes, your hiking sandals can be fun. Or printed. To go with it I picked an extreme short shorts that is by the way another trend for summer, but you can wear any shorts you like. The same goes for your top. I suggested a henley but any t-shirt, shirt would be fine.
Extra accessories that you may or may not wear: a casual watch and a hat. Why not?
Another collarless shirt. This time the short is a little longer and in a more dressed up vibe. And yes, it is pleated. But you can wear one with no pleats as well. The hiking sandals are a little dressier but still casual.
Same accessories, just because.
And yes, you could wear a nice brown belt. But bear in mind that is perfectly okay to forget about them. Even when your shorts have belt loops.
Just adding a black leather jacket in case it gets a little cold. Global warming and all.
Here the idea is go basic with khakis and a crisp white shirt (it could be cotton or linen or mix of both), the dressier sandals version, the hat and a leather watch, that is a bit dressier than the casual watch, btw.
You can totally wear a more casual (and weird) version of the hiking sandals in black and bet on a dark grey jogger to go with it. A tee that resonates with you and a casual to watch.
And yes, you can add the same black leather jacket, if you need.
The basic straight jeans with another white shirt and hat. Of course that your shirt could be in any color you fancy. Obviously. And this basic look could be the perfect base to wear a dressier hiking sandals or a more casual and fun one.
Up to you.
How about to wear a dressier trousers, dark with both sandals: a more casual one and a dressier one? Here I am keeping the top casual with a collarless shirt and a basic tee but a crisp shirt could be your choice.
And finally a suit and a polo with your dressier hiking sandals. The watch is the leather one to keep things up. A little. And yes, the polo could be replaced by any top, even a tank top. And yes, a polo could be the top of any of the other looks above.
A very important remainder: Regardless the sandals you intend to wear bear this in mind: if you are showing your feet, nails and toes, they gotta be in a great shape, looking and smelling good. Therefore, keep your nails trimmed, with no fungus or anything else alike it, keep your toes and feet moisturizer with no cracking or anything disgusting showing up. And of course, make sure it smells good. Please. 🙏
Another very very important reminder: don’t ever, ever wear socks with yours. Please!🙏🤣
I must confess that looking around for some Okay inspirations for this post was a very hard task. And it was because, let’s face it, fanny pack for men is not the most alluring accessory. And yet, I got some examples to give you an idea on each fashion road to take if you want to wear one and almost get away with it.
To be super duper honest again, the best way to wear a fanny pack is not around your hips or waist; it is around your torso. Front way or back way.
Those are the best ways.
But if you want to wear it around your hip or waist anyways… then consider wearing a fanny pack in the same color or your pants/shorts and your t-shirt or shirt like this all black look. It could also be an all gray look.
Another possibility is to wear your fanny pack like the other dude: with a shirt or t-shirt covering the belt and leaving just the bag part exposed. It could work.
But keep this in mind: a fanny pack might just not be your thing. And this is Okay. Don’t insist. Move on and away from it. Trust me. It is the wise thing to do.
How? Consulting with your mirror every time you go out of your home. Checking your look from front, sides and back. Head to toe. Still and moving. Checking if everything is fine, flowing properly. If there isn’t anything missing like a button or if there isn’t anything weird going on. And if the whole look suits you and the occasion you are heading to.
And you can also consult with it when you try something new, at a store. Obviously. And always check front, sides and back. Head to toe. Still and moving.
If you do it and listen to it, then the mirror will be your best friend on that.
And yes, it is very important to keep all your clothes and accessories for that particularly season at your sight all the way through, so you can maximize your closet options and wear regularly everything you have there. Otherwise, you will not. Trust me on that!
In order to do that, every time a warm (Spring) or cold (Fall) season cycle starts to show up, organize your wardrobe accordingly. Especially if you don’t have much space. In this case, you can pack or store the clothes from the other season cycle and put them in a shelf at the top of your wardrobe or any where you can.
In any case, let the season’s clothes be more at reach, more in evidence so you can see all your options. Because if you don’t, you might waste good look opportunities and even ending up buying something you don’t need and/or already have just because you forgot about that piece hidden in the back of your closet.
It happens. Especially with accessories.
And yes, you should keep a few options for the other season at sight, but in a secondary sight level, like in the far ending of your closet or in the back of your drawer. Things like a cardigan, a sweater or a coat in the warm season just in case you need it. Pick your favorite pieces for that.
Details are key to maximize your looks. In order to do that you have to understand that details can make (or break) a look, they can differentiate a look so you don’t get bored when repeating an outfit, they can communicate your style or who you are when you have no or little opportunity to do so. Or just don’t want to use words for that.
What do I mean by details? Details can be literally a detail on your top like something sparkling, it can be a message on your t-shirt, it can be how you wear your sweater, your belt, your scarf, your cuffs, your hem, your tucked shirt or even just an accessory per se.
If you master that you can easily wear to the most everything you have, you can pack lighter because you will get that you don’t need a lot of pieces to have something to wear, you just need the right pieces and the right details.
Well, it depends. It depends on which fashion rulers you decide to follow. Someone believe that socks should match your pants. Full stop. Others believe that your socks should match your shoes. Full stop. And others believe that your socks could match your shoes or your pants.
If you want my two cents on that: match your socks with your pants. This is a better bet that will work most of the time. And it is the most elegant one as well. If you can, do this match.
If your blazer, suit’s jacket or sports coat/jacket is an one-button piece then button up that button.
If it is a two-button one then only fast the top button.
If it is a three-button piece then the middle button should always be fasten. The bottom button always left unbuttoned. The top button could be left unbuttoned or be buttoned up. It is up to you.
Having said that if your jacket, blazer or sport’s coat is a rolled up into a lapel (like the photo above), then this is a strong suggestion to leave it unbuttoned.
If it is a four or five-button piece (seriously?), always leave the bottom button unbuttoned. The top button may be fasten or not.
If it is a double-breasted one, then usually you keep all the buttons fasten.
Another possibility: the bottom button from the outside is left unbuttoned. Look at the photo for a better understanding.
For single-button pieces, no matter the configuration (one-button, two-button, three-button etc) it is better to keep it buttoned up properly as it is illustrated above while standing and unbuttoned completely while sat.
Of course that if you are wearing a jacket’s suit, a blazer or a sports coat/jacket casually, it is an option to leave it unbuttoned while standing. But if it is a black-tie, formal or business event, keep it buttoned up properly at all times while standing. Or at least at pivotal moments, like in an Oscar ceremony during the red carpet and on stage if presenting an award or receiving it.
For double-breasted button pieces it is better to keep it buttoned up even while sat. Having said that, since the introduction of the slim fit suit, sometimes in this case it is totally doable to leave it unbuttoned while sat. And it is because with a slim fit suit there are less fabric hanging. But still…