PS… Model Confidential
Spring is in the air, and so are the newest ad campaigns on fashion. The truth is, you’d simply need to stay on a desert isle not to note. What’s catching my eye these days are these aimed at men — from Ralph Lauren’s bold suits and to-the-manor-born sportswear to Gillette’s Master of Style collection featuring Andre 3000, Adrien Brody and Gael Garcia Bernal. Given the look and the content of such, I’d say it’s the season to type-to-impress, and every thing counts. It doesn’t matter what your model sensibility, this season requires an upgrade however subtle your method. In style, coloration is coming and it’s comfortable and luxe in its attraction. Whether you resolve to liven up your look with a softly structured sportsjacket or spring for a number of new finds in the shirt and tie division, now’s the time to think about how you may embrace the dusty pales and stone-washed hues hitting the stores. Talking of shirtings, the traditional camp shirt has been modernized, it’s more avenue savvy than safari and no longer on pocket-overload. I say “run don’t walk” to the retailers for this one, especially Salvatore Ferragamo or Pringle of Scotland and if you like yours slightly more casual, by all means see Gucci. Suits nonetheless mean business, however I urge you to kick things up a notch and decide a muted plaid, an edgy windowpane or an unexpected hue so as to add to your work wardrobe.
In the “accent on style” space, in any other case known as equipment, it is about making a press release and no gesture is simply too small to be missed — from belts and timepieces to hose and footwear — the latter of which is having a real model moment, it’s recreation-on time! On the sporty front, that is the season of the 2-toned shoe-stopper, in any other case recognized as the “Buck” (cherished them at Prada in woven leather!); an espadrille or a weighty sandal with an espadrille sole and that previous standby ferragamo moccasins “the boat shoe” which has been reincarnated for life at leisure, in town in fact! But not to fret, wingtips nonetheless abound, ditto for spectators and loafers, nonetheless they too have been given an upgrade and are arriving in-store in non-traditional hues and edgy finishes.
All of this brings to thoughts the subject of grooming and placing your greatest face forward. Men’s skincare, too, is in a brand new league, with an array of skilled care strategies and skin perfecting treatments out there at high derms and aestheticians directed to common considerations. In-store, efficiency driven merchandise that keep you in the clear are available worth points to suit every finances. At the very least, your present regimen ought to embrace the next treats: a targeted cleanser, an exfoliant, moisturizer with SPF, eye cream or gel and lip balm, again with an SPF. Monthly facials, common manicures and pedicures all combined with tech-savvy procedures and therapy benefits will go a great distance when it comes to polishing your look.
At the tip of the day, the measure of a man shouldn’t be based on his outward fashion. And much be it from me to say that one’s outward appearance is the thing that speaks volumes long earlier than he has an precise “say so,” but I will say this: it is unquestionably part of the conversation.