When it comes to dressing well, less is usually more. You want to keep things simple, and nothing is more basic than jeans,
If I’m wearing a light colored shirt, like The Aziz (one of three TMM Button Up Shirts), I’ll pair it with lighter wash jeans.
They’re definitely more casual than dark wash jeans, but this helps reduces that kind of stark contrast that cuts you in half horizontally.
shirt | jeans (similar) | sneakers | shades
If it’s cool outside, you can throw on a lightweight jacket like this nylon windbreaker from J. Crew:
You can even layer up with a light vest for added warmth.
I’m wearing some classic
I prefer a white shirt with some interest and texture, rather than the ubiquitous plain white OCBD.
This one is made from heathered cotton twill, which has a brushed look that’s super comfortable against your skin.
This getup is perfect for most weekend activities – road trips, concerts, casual dinners, dive bars, movie nights…you get the point.
What’s your go-to casual getup? Would you change anything about this outfit?
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Onitsukas are a great and affordable choice! Mexicos look good with anything! I really like the simple casual look and might help me fix my wardrobe as a student.
Hey Brock. Great post and series of pics. For us short men we should definitely always consider the “less is usually more” rule. While I usually wear suits, when goibg casual I always try to keep it as simple as possible – great examples here that I would love to copy soon!
Hey Brock! What size jacket did you get? I’ve heard they run small.
Got an XS and it fits great!
I’m a 21 year old kid in the process of stepping up my clothing game; transitioning to a more mature wardrobe if you will. I’m really liking the Peter Manning NYC clothes, so thanks for the tip on that one, but now on to the point: I’m living in Sweden, in the southern part so it’s not super duper cold, but still – the climate differs from California climate if you know what i mean, no canvas please. I’m trying to find some shoes, preferably sneakers/fashion sneakers since I’m not in need of finer more dressy styles of shoes at the moment, so I’m wondering if you have some good tips on what I should be going for.
Personally I’ve been looking at a brand called Aureus, more specifically their sneakers with gray coloring. Gray as a color seems neutral enough, and pretty versatile as well. Speaking in more general terms I’ve been looking at gray and white sneakers (but white sucks when the weather ain’t California sun).
Hope you can give a quick response on the matter, and I wish you a happy New Year.
Bill Smith says
How about us guys who are in our 60’s and have gotten a “little” pudgy! I was slim, trim and had custom made clothing…….
Deven Cris says
This outfit is nice. Wait, I just love the color of the shirt. I’d change the sneakers for desert boots though. I think I’m obsessed with them. Cool.
Good call, I actually wear this outfit with grey suede chukkas too…looks nice and gives it a slightly more mature vibe.