Three Key Looks for Fall 2010 – From Details Magazine
Details Magazine is offering up some suggestions on how to breathe some new life into your just emerged from storage fall wardrobe. There are actually three looks, and four trends, all stacked into one slideshow. It’s a bit of an organizational cluster, so hang in there, then come on back for reaction from this side and to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
The Official Dappered.com Take
LOOK # 1 – Indoor Outerwear: NO – (Top Left) That’s a lot of layers. Details says: “You want to channel a Maine outdoorsman on a weekend trip to the city.” I don’t live in Maine, but… I’m not seeing that happening near Bangor. Plus outerwear indoors, even if they’re vests, just looks silly. He’s like a 2010 version of Marty McFly… “Hey Biff, get a load of this guy’s life preserver. Dork thinks he’s gonna drown.”
LOOK # 2 – Suit, no tie: NOT LIKE THAT – (Top Middle) Nice suit. But what’s with the hooded sweatshirt under it? Take a dark navy v-neck, layer it over a white oxford. Same color palate, with zero of the desperation.
Trend #1 – Rubber Dive Watches: YES – For those of us who feel almost naked when not wearing a watch, these are go-anywhere beat em’ up standards. But don’t spend $5k on a Chanel. Consider this dark Nautica for $200.
Trend #2 – Wingtip Boots with Rubber Athletic Soles: NO – Wingtip boots with the usual leather or dark rubber soles? Sure. The slapping of athletic soles on wingtip boots just goes too far. Try the back-ordered Urban Outfitters Ritano instead. (Notice, no goofy sole). Tough to imagine the bottoms from a pair of Reebok Pumps on those.
LOOK #3 – Casual but Luxe: YES – (Top Right) Nothing wrong with looking good on your downtime. Just don’t dress all “luxe” if you’re heading over to a pal’s house to watch a football game. When in Rome. Y’know?
Trend #3 – The Casual No Fuss Suit: YES – All of your suits, if tailored correctly and stored with respect, should become No Fuss. If you’re just starting to dress better, wearing a suit will feel fussy. Eventually, it’ll become your favorite thing to wear, and that which you’re most comfortable in.
Trend #4 – Adult Sweat Pants: NO – Stop it.
Agreements, disagreements, and defenses for wearing “Adult Sweat Pants” go in the comments section below.