San Francisco, CA

I met this gentleman in downtown San Francisco during the height of the Christmas madness. This is a great mix of classic and contemporary style. The classic cut of his jacket plays off nicely against the modern feel of the rest of his outfit. I like the way his cropped jeans highlight his Chelsea boots and the checkerboard socks barely visible between the two.  His scarf finishes it all off with some nice texture. The most stylish guys always make it look easy.

Palo Alto, CA

What I like about this guy is his great, retro look. This is a fine example of a guy really embracing the idea of wearing a suit. To most, a suit is just a uniform, something they have to wear, and that attitude shows in how they wear it. But, every once in a while, I run into a guy like this who really owns it! He is happy to suit up! Plus he’s wearing it the right way, WITH A TIE! 

Portland, OR

 

I spent the past weekend in Portland, Oregon checking out the style scene, and I was not disappointed. Henry, The doorman at the Hi-Lo Hotel in downtown represents the cool, laid-back style of the city. Great patterns and textures work together here with his gingham shirt and the subtle pattern on his vest. I also like that the stiffness of his jeans gives them a modern, workman-like look. His shoes have just enough patina to make them look like they have a few miles on them. In my mind the finishing touch is the tie. I love ties.

London, England

 

When people find out that I am a stylist, the most frequent question I get is “How can I make jeans and a tee shirt stylish?” I tell them, it’s all about the accessories, and the most important accessory is shoes! Below is photographic evidence of my theory. ORANGE SUEDE WALLABEES!  Wallabee’s are a type of desert boot. Google it. I also love the way he wears his hat. That brim is LEVEL. It shows that he is very serious about his style.