Mens Ready Made Outfit: Casual Chic in a Lined Hoodie

August 6th, 2008

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It’s a simple enough fashion formula - the casual classic jeans, tee, and a hoodie.  But don’t let the simplicity downplay the style of this outfit.  We’ve constructed the perfect outfit to take you from running errands to grabbing a latte at the local coffee shop to hanging out with your buddies at night.  Here’s why it works:

Balance: The bright blue striped tee and the splash of orange on the sneakers provide a counterbalance for the muted neutrals in the rest of the outfit.

Stripes, stripes, stripes.  The stripes of the tee are front and center, but they’re echoed in the pinstripe of the belt and the colorblocking on the Diesel sneakers.

Surprise: The key to turning a good outfit into a great one is adding the element of suprise.  Sometimes its done by adding a bright splash of color, sometimes its done by adding a standout accessory, and sometimes its done by an eyecatching pattern.  Here, the element of suprise is a bit less flashy: a tiny skull pattern on the lined hoodie.

Guys, what’s your casual go-to outfit? Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Men,Ready Made Outfits

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Acacia  |  August 6th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Why are we encouraging men to continue dressing as if they were 8 years old? In Europe you can spot an American man from a mile away because they dress like children. Please, look at the Sartorialist and learn to dress like an adult!

  • 2. Felix  |  August 6th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Go-to outfit? I’d say…..a t-shirt, a white shirt (button-up), large neutral-colored cardigan, and linen drawstring pants/khakis/cords.

  • 3. Trisha  |  August 6th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Acacia – We love the fashion from the Sartorialist too. We’d like to offer stylish options for men, regardless of whether they’re looking for casual or more dressy clothes.

    Felix – Mmm very nice. I love that combo, especially with linen pants for summer :) Thanks for sharing!

  • 4. Jack  |  August 7th, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I really like this hoodie!
    I agree that Men should be encouraged to dress like men, but a hoodie is something that should be in every guy’s closet.

  • 5. Acacia  |  August 7th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Stylish options yes, but sneakers, a t-shirt, a hoodie and jeans? How is that any different than what boys wear when they’re 8? I mentioned the Sartorialist simply because the men in his photos dress like adults.

    To the guys out there, please dress like an adult. Felix’s outfit sounds great. Cool, comfortable, and chic without regressing into childhood.

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