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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Meeting in the Men's Room

"Your white tee, well, to me looks like a nightgown/Make Ya Mama proud take that thing two sizes down/Then you look like the man that you are or what you could be..."Andre 3000, DJ Unk 'Walk it Out' Remix.

Hey Y'all!
So I've surprisingly been getting a few requests from gals asking how to dress their guys, and from guys looking for fashion advice. So I figured, why not give it a shot?
This week will be men's week on the Fashion Bomb, and the benefits are two fold: ladies, you'll get to salivate over dozens of well dressed, beautiful men..and fellas, you can get your wardrobe right for summertime.
So a few looks--mod, sporty, and grown & sexy--have become trendy as of late...and who better to look to than sultry celebs? Read on for how to wear it, and where to get it.
First up, finie Derek Luke champions the mod trend in this GQ spread...

...by donning cardigans, straight legged pants, and colorful shirts. The look seems very 1970's, but you can bring it to the '07 with sporty sneakers and untucked shirt tails (cardigan mandatory). Try these items to get the look:

Top Row: Converse John Varvatos, $99, zappos.com
Triple Five Soul Back Stage Cardigan, $89, www.urbn.com.
Bottom Row: Gap Straight Fit Chinos, $49.50, www.gap.com; Marc by Marc Jacobs Navy Striped Cotton V-Neck Cardigan, $106, www.bluefly.com.

Next up, you can never go wrong with a classic sporty look, and noone does it quite like uber producer Pharrell.
Though Skateboard P keeps it preppy on occasion with v-neck sweaters and ties...

...Mr. Star Trak feels most comfortable in casual striped polos, colorful sneaks, jeans, and bomber jackets...

To get his look, the following sporty essentials are a must:

Top Row: Phat Farm The Plunge Striped Polo, $38, www.dryjays.com; Basic 5 Pocket Slub Denim Pant 32 Inseam, $48, www.phatfarm.com.
Bottow Row: Rocawear Covert Jacket, $62, www.drjays.com; Creative Reaction Cesario Lo, $84, zappos.com
Our last installment for the day is the 'grown & sexy' trend, demonstrated by sophisticated stunners Terence Howard and John Legend...


Hallelujah! To master this look, think one button suits, crisps oxfords, and hard bottom shoes. Simply throw on a cotton twill two piece and a starched shirt (neck accent optional). Get started with the following:

Top Row: Twill Modern Suit, $128-$250, www.bananarepublic.com; Polo By Ralph Lauren V-Neck Pima Cotton Sweater, $80, www.macys.com.
Bottom Row: Westbrook Gold Club Stripe Woven Tie, $59, www.charlestyrwhitt.com; Classic End-on-End Shirt, $49.50, www.jcrew.com.

Guys, take note. Your girl will thank you:)
Smootches!
PS Stay tuned for more celebrity male style and a special guest blogger!
PSS Is there a look you love to see on a man? Does your boo, good friend, or buddy have great style? Let me know! Send me an e-mail at thefashionbomb@gmail.com.

4 comments:

Huey P. Langston said...

FINALLY! THANKS CLAIRE! I'm definitely about to get my grown man on with these tips.

Mikele said...

While I like the clothes you chose, knowing my husband he'd say those are all too tight. As in small. :) He's 6'6, 215lbs. Anything you can recommend for the really tall guys? (Don't worry he's not wearing one of those nightgowns Andre was talking about. HATE THOSE!)

Anonymous said...

No boyfriend, but I really do need to learn more about menswear if I want to be a true fashionista...I loved this entry! Thanks!

Enigmatic1 said...

You nailed it! I've been meaning to cop those John Varvatos Converses too!