Sorcerer’s starter pack
As someone kindly asked, here is the men version of the strega starter pack. When I think about a masculine version of strega, I always picture some kind of a ragged Dandy, dwelling the forests under the rain with a rather crazy look in his eyes. A modern Edgar Allan Poe with a folk twist. I’m not at ease with men fashion having always been a girly-girly girl reguarding fashion taste, but here you go! I guess everything up there can be find either in thrift shops or in mainstream stores such as H&M. Men fashion is always a tad bid expensive compared to women fashion (especially here in France) so you might need a bigger budget!
Rundown is from left up to right bottom:
a hooded jacket.
Warm, cozy, assymetric, a bit flowing and 100% stylish! Model shown is from H&M, but you can find similar clothing at nuitnuitnuit.
a warm shawl.
A very cheap item. Chances are you’ll find one at the thrift store, and if not, an old plaid cut in half could totally do the work!
a velvet blazer.
This piece will give you a nice victorian dandy flare. Choose it with a slim cut. Chances are you’ll find one at the thrift shop! If the velvet is a bit worn it’s even better!
Again a victorian inspired piece. Any fitted waistcoast will do, you can choose to stay classic in black or gray, or consider something wilder such as contrasted damask, tapestry or whatever pleases you. Definitely a thrift shop find!
a long tank top.
This piece if for the layering look. It should be longer than your tshirts, but no longer than your knees, or shorter if you want to avoid the dress look. This one can easily be made at home from a huge tee, or if you have a small figure, maybe just take a look at girls sections in H&M and the like.
a oversized cumtomised t-shirt.
Take the largest basic tee you can find at the thrift shop. Cut it, dye it, print it, did it!
a distressed t-shirt.
Take a basic black tee the size you prefer, and tear it appart with style. Voilà!
a printed fitted tee
Could be a band shirt. Anything you’d like is fine as long as it is fitted enough to look good underneath the blazer
a folkloric/medieval shirt/tunic
Romantic, folk and magick all at once! Don’t hesitate to buy this one at ren faires, medieval markets, or if you travel to a country that has this kind of traditional clothes. Could be an investment, but it is a rather special piece!
a printed shirt
Paisley or liberty, or even stripes are what you are looking for. Again choose a slim fit, it has to look vintagey and elegant! If you are bold enough why not try a seventies shirt?
a large brim hat
No matter what look you choose you need a face hiding hat for that mysterious look. Thrift shops carry a wide choice of these!
The epitome of the dark romantic protagonist. Or of the rebel. You can find some nice ones for cheap at thrift shops. If you are vegan, PU leather is great too, as long as it doesn’t look too cheap.
Typically wizardy looking. Super easy to make (tutorial to come) and you can find them easily too as it is a unisex item!
slim cut jeans.
You know for sure where to find them as it is the most basic item ever!
a hooded sleeveless jacket.
Gives you an assassin look, can be used alone or as a layer. Model shown is from H&M.
a denim (or leather) waistcoat.
Can be customised with patches, badges, studs… A very versatile item all men need in their wardrobe! head to yeour local thrift shop for this one!
a black sweater.
A sorcerer also needs to be warm at times. You are free to choose any design you like. If you know how to knit maybe you can even do it yourself! But the cheapest option remains the thrift store.
You need to keep your hands warm while writing or collecting herbs and stones in the forest right? You can find them almost everywhere for very cheap, and keep them in your bag or pockets at any time.
a belt with silver buckle
A pretty belt is one of my favorite details in a man’s outfit. A celtic knot or a vegetal pattern are spot on. You may find your dream belt at a ren faire or a medieval market!
pointy derby shoes.
Classy and quirky, pointy derbys are your best option for a dressy look. You can find some at the thrift shop, that’s where my boyfriends got his pair.
These make perfect everyday shoes while keeping the pointy look! Winklepickers are fun too. You can switch that one to any kind of boots if the pointy look isn’t your thing.
a basic black scarf.
It is so versatile you can use it around your neck, as a headwrap, as a belt… choose a jersey fabric for even more possibilities! This so easy to do it’s basically just a rectangle of jersey fabric (150/25 cm; 60/10 inches), no sewing needed!
a distressed scarf.
A scarf can complete even the most basic jeans+tee outfit! A distressed looking one will fit right in the style. This can be a DIY project, (distressed infinite scarf tutorial to come)
A messenger bag
A man needs to carry stuff, whether it a sketch pad, a notebook, a laptop, books, bones… The one pictured has a oui-ja board printed on it, but a basic blac one customised to your liking is good enough! keep it witchy!
A slouchy beanie
A sorcerer can have a bad hair day. This is how to remain sexy and stylish. Every mainstream store carry these in winter since they are a big thing, just pick one you like!.
I hope this can be helpful to our fellow male fashion lovers, or inspiring for people who want to wear an androgynous/unisex style!