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