this is a pretty clean
simple look. not much to style here. these asymetrical tear drop tee’s
from cotton on were a great investment. they add a cool distinct,
stylish look to what is otherwise just a basic tee.
the jacket is
what really set’s this outfit off in my opinion. this was actually a
thrift find. copped the jacket for a whole $2. i’m really the thrift
guru type that some are, but i found this jawn and knew i could it into
the rest of my style well. the jacket is a total grampa jacket to be
honest, but with the right outfit and some cuffed sleeves, this jacket
gets some new life in this ensemble.
a unique thing with this
outfit is the earth tones i’m wearing. i don’t typically like how i
look in earth tones and rarely ever wear them but i do love these jeans
and the jacket just worked with em. the heather grey played nicely into
the pallet as well and made the black shoes at the bottom work i think.
stay|ragged -nik hampshire
BRANDS: pants: diesel sleenker shirt: cotton:on jacket: the heartland company shoes: vans
here is a look that’s
comfortable and stylish. both shirts are oversized here to give a semi
shlubby kind of look. Even the pants i have on here are a little looser
than i typically where which can sometimes make the look seem TOO baggy
but i think the high cuffs that taper the jean above the ankle reel it
in pretty well and make it work. You can see i did the same with the
sleeves of the shirt to again, give the loose/ ill fitting garment a bit
of a fitted look in a certain area. a few styling moves like that can
really spruce up some clothes you may think don’t fit you very well.
heavily torn jeans also helps showcase the raggedness of the whole
outfit. Pairing the torn denim with the oversized, ill fit style of the
tops ties it all together as an intentional “look”. Even the small
details of HOW the cuffs of the jeans and shirts are done more wrinkled
and messy instead of clean add to the theme in the outfit. To further
indicate this, i kept the color blue running throughout the look. For
the shirt underneath, i wore an off white instead of a clean white to
again, play into that “worn in” look. the shirt has a big bold “X” on it made of zippers which adds a bit of texture and dare i say…intrigue to the look as well? (by the way i’m a huge dork)
I kept the shoes looking clean (non distressed) because i just feel like footwear should almost always look on point.
You don’t always have to reinvent the wheel every time you’re putting a strong outfit together. A well fitting suit will always look good. Slim black clothing will always look cool. A leather jacket will always go with everything. This outfit here is a bit cliche but for a reason: because it’s works!
So the two main pieces of this look are the camo jawn and sneakers. Camo has always had a place in streetwear fashion (especially here in Philly). From Stussy to 10 Deep to the highly coveted (and occasionally ridiculed) Adidas Yeezy Season 1, camouflage can look rad as hell when used properly. Too much can look too militant. The wrong colors can make it look tacky but when used properly, it makes for a dope look.
A cool styling tip is you don’t always need to be head-to-toe designer. One thrifted or no name piece mixed with some strong fashion pieces can work brilliantly. This piece here is an actual article of military fatigues that I received from a friend. It’s actually a few sizes too big for me so I lean into the oversized look. Big chunky cuffs that look rad with the contrast grey interior showing. I also layer it to fill it in a bit and to further style it so it all becomes intentional. Here I have a sleeveless grey hoodie from Artful Dodger underneath that adds to the look. A sleeveless hoodie is a really great piece to have in the wardrobe as you can get that layered look without worrying about sweating your ass off. Lastly, I have a curve tail tee underneath with a thin stripe pattern to subtly clash patterns for style and fun but in a neutral grey so as to not stand out to harshly.
Now as important as getting the right camo jawn is, having the sneaker game on fleek is the real linchpin to this look. Honestly, not just any sneaker makes this look work well. I mean, by all means, do you but I feel like these understated running trainer silhouettes look best with this ensemble. Here I have the limited edition “NICE KICKS x Asics” Gel Lyte iii kicks. They’re crazy comfortable and unique with their split tongue feature. The pop of color really stands out from the rest of the outfit and draw your attention to them as the standout piece here.
Lastly, I’m rocking my heavily distressed diesel sleenkers. The somewhat looser fitting blue jeans have a medium wash and big holes in it giving it the worn in street style that keeps with the theme of the outfit. I have my Ray-Bans keeping me shady and my Daniel Wellington watch keeping time. Threw the bike in there for good measure.
I swear I’m not a hipster! I’m just a bike riding bearded male model fashion blogger with tattoos and the occasional man bun….
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Camo: U.S. Military
Hoodie: Artful Dodger
T-shirt: Cotton on
Watch: Daniel Wellington
honestly, this is just my own
take on a tried and true look. heavy on the black, skinny fit, ragged
all over! When i say “ragged” i don’t always mean in the literal sense,
but in the “edge” you bring to the outfit.
so obviously the
black plays a big part in this look. for this crisp looking edge, you’re
gonna want to try and match your blacks. this sounds silly but people
who already know, know how tricky this can be. different materials or
age of the garment can make the shade of black vary. varying shades
between articles can be a look on its own but for this style, i wanted a
strong sharp “uniform” look, so matching blacks is key!
thing to note here is the layers. my first layer is actually a long tee
tank top. have a tank over a regular tee is dope because it wont be as
hot or bulky as you add more layers over it. i used the grey tank to
break the black up a bit so you could actually see the layers very
easily, but its a darker grey so as not to be too harsh a contrast to
the uniform look of the black. next i have a black hoodie without the
jersey bottom. the unique bottom of this hoodie makes it especially
great to layer with as it doesn’t “pinch” into the shirt underneath like
a usual hoodie does. instead it just falls straight and lets the outfit
flow a it more. lastly, i have a sort of loud patched denim vest
sitting atop everything as a bit of a statement piece.
panel lid on top is a nice tie in to the city motif of the outfit. the
black and grey works with the pallet well and even the semi busy 90′s
pattern on the cap plays into the fun, unique, ragged nature of the
below i have the super slim black jeans that again,
match blacks and finish off the look with the obligatory black vans.
personally, i almost never ever wear socks. i dont like them much so i
almost always cuff my jeans up a bit and show off a bit of ankle because
i like it and it makes me feel scandalous to show a little skin.