A Flare for Menswear

Menswear has evolved in recent years. Correction: talking about menswear has evolved. Once discussed only by venerable fashion critics and snarky GQ writers, the topic of men’s fashion is now covered by bloggers all over the world. The not so common common man has taken to his keyboard to give his two cents on everything from lapels to Lanvin. Regular Joes aren’t just matching their belts to their shoes, they’re sporting camo watch straps and blue suede boots. And designers are taking notice, reserving front row seats for bloggers to live tweet at fashion shows from New York to Paris. For the first time, maybe ever, fashion is becoming a trickle up industry.

The Modern Minion is me joining the menswear conversation. And in discussing men’s style, it’s best to start with my own.

As spring draws near, a great lightweight jacket is a must. I especially love all the vintage inspired nylon windbreakers this season. They’re clean and simple and go with everything, here paired with H&M suit pants and Chuck Taylors.

This jacket was an incredible find at Target, although not as incredible as the $3.88 sunglasses, also from Target. I’m not a hat person, but this one is ideal for days when I just don’t feel like messing with my hair, which is more often than not. Thank you, Mr. Mraz.

This trench was my best purchase last year. I found it on clearance at Macy’s for less than $40 dollars but it makes me look like a million bucks on rainy days. A man should count himself lucky should he find the perfect pair of jeans. Mine? Levi’s 510’s.

Ever since I saw a video from Listener, I’ve wanted to play around with safety flares. This shoot gave me the opportunity to do just that.

Style isn’t about being on trend or ripping every look off the runway, it’s about dressing your best every day. And if some days that entails playing with fire and looking cool doing it, so be it.

Welcome to The Modern Minion.

A very special thanks to Erica Lee from Erica Lee Style for her amazing photography and logo.

Photography by Erica Lee Photo


8 responses

  1. The hat that you referred to as a “fedora” is definitely not! It is actually a “trilby”. A fedora has a much wider brim. A trilby has a small brim just like the one you have on here. Nice fits here; although in the last photo of you holding up the flares you could definitely use a wider knot don’t you think? The tie knot is looking a little sad with that collar. Keep up the posts.

    March 15, 2012 at 3:31 AM

    • Thanks for the information on the hats! I learned something new!

      March 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM

  2. Love the pop of color underneath your peacoat!

    March 26, 2012 at 6:41 PM

  3. Love Love Love x

    April 15, 2012 at 3:51 AM

  4. Reblogged this on Erica Lee Style and commented:
    make sure to check out the modern minion! he has such great style and creative ideas 🙂

    April 16, 2012 at 8:25 AM

  5. The red jacket definitely stands our in your pictures.

    Great purchased too!

    April 16, 2012 at 11:05 AM

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