LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Some Chords

When the temperatures drop, it is only natural for people to bulk up. No, I am not referring to that dreaded winter warmth weight gain. I’m talking about everyone’s favorite thick-layered winter apparel, corduroys. Although these thick trousers often conjure up the image of last resort snowy outfit or old men in awkward pleats, these peculiar pants can double as isolative attire and a style statement.

I stumbled upon this fierce Fashionisto walking through Kogan Plaza on his way to his internship. I was immediately drawn to the rich colors in his uniquely assembled ensemble. He layered his Ralph Lauren button-down shirt with a Valentino celery crew neck sweater. He topped of his collection of layers with a Hackett sport coat. The thin-lined, purple check detailing makes this coat a unique and versatile edition to this Fashionisto’s wardrobe. However, the real star of this dude’s dapper duds is his Velluto Duca Visconti di Modrone plum corduroy trousers. This “across-the-pond” Fashionisto managed to pick up some awesome back to school garments while visiting his London home for the summer, these great pants being one of the purchases. The plum hue of the pant is a brilliant contrast to the moss blazer, leaving his outfit fun and bright without clashing or conjuring up the image of Barney. Matching the pants to the color of the jacket’s detailing is a chic accent that makes this outfit great. While this look, if done incorrectly, can look too formal for everyday classes, this savvy Fashionisto keeps his look daytime appropriate with his casual Asago Docksiders and canvas Fill Südtirol-Altoridge backpack. He tops of his outfit with a Georg Jenson Chronometer watch and Persol sunglasses.

Want to emulate this Fashionisto’s dashing dressing? Luckily, winter is perfect time of year to shop for corduroy pants. Follow these suggestions, and your outfit will have everyone saying “Bloody Hell!” Trend mastermind Ralph Lauren has got all of your bases covered! Between his lines Polo Ralph Lauren and Rugby, you can find your perfect statement pants. Prepster Mecca J. Crew offers corduroys in a variety of cuts and vintage washes. For those who love fashion-forward labels and fun colors, Citizens of Humanity and A.P.C. stock the best of the best in all whale cord trousers. For a fun sports coat to accent your outfit, try Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren for some bold yet versatile patterns. HUGO has also made some great statement blazers for the winter season and can be found at Bloomingdales or Nordstrom. Handsome wool sweaters are also not a hard find this time of year! Urban Outfitters has a plethora of trendy yet affordable sweaters. Rugby offers reasonably priced wool crew necks in an array of bright shades and trendy accents. If you cannot resist those soft buttery cashmeres, J. Crew and Vince has both crew and v neck options in any color you could possibly want for winter. For some handsome docksiders, Sperry and J. Crew offer many styles in different colors and patterns to suit everyone’s look. If you are willing to drop some extra dollars, Opening Ceremony also offers some purely individual Chukka versions that will make the outfit all your own. For a statement rudsack, Opening Ceremony and Urban Outfitters stock an assortment of fun bags to match every different trend and personality.

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