GQ readers’ Best Dressed 2014 - 8. Louis Tomlinson
South Yorkshire’s most sophisticated pop sensation sticks with what works. He wears a lot of Topman, short, black blazers, expertly cropped trousers and a judicious pocket square. In the best possible way, he dresses like a mid twenties hipster.
Amazing photo shoot a week ago. I lugged two duffle bags worth of outfits around Brooklyn, changing in the middle of the street, reapplying lip chap, and suffering a broken choker. The price you pay for a proper Instagram modeling career. Yes, the “likes” were worth it. Very fun day, especially pulling together looks–some pieces sitting in my closet for months before finally seeing the light of day.
Top left: Topman Harris Tweed blazers, Tokyo thrift store sweatshirts
Top right: amazing vintage leather coat from an equally amazing friend, Topman mesh tank, Topman trousers, army supply store leather gloves, topshop choker (that tragically broke mere seconds after this photo was taken).
Middle: fucking stunning coat from Vintagewares in Brooklyn, camo jacket from Topman, black hoodie from NVRMND, glasses are Urban for $3 girl
Bottom: Harris Tweed/Tokyo thrift store sweatshirt combo, Topshop boyfriend fit jeans, white dress shoes from Tokyo dept store.
Blazer: Topman - $40 on clearance
Shirt: Express Men’s- $18 on clearance
Pants: H&M - $20 on clearance
Tie: PenSee - $8 on Amazon
Pocket square: Asos - $8 on clearance
Shoes: Cole Haan - $42 on clearance on Amazon
Dress down your look and layer sweaters under suits
It’s time to say goodbye to the classic three-piece suit, typically completed with a vest under a blazer, and change things up a bit. For a similar look that’s more casual and modern, layer a knit pullover underneath. To help you out, we’ve completed four head-to-toe looks with affordable suits, sweaters and accessories.
1. Wear a wool sweater and white button-up under a printed suit with a cropped pant. Don’t be afraid to mix and match pattens, like houndstooth with polka dots, and make sure to forgo socks if you’re wearing cropped pants.
2. Pair a slim-fitting suit with a black mohair sweater, white button-up and black dress shoes, but don’t forget the pop of color in your tie. Light blue or denim accents looks great with grey, black and white.
Why Real Men Should Wear Pink (And Purple & Red, Too)
Blame it on Mean Girls but on Wednesdays “we wear pink.” Although most of my wardrobe consists of darker colors, namely black and shades of blue, I do like to add a bit of color in there for a fair change. This past weekend I went out to Vegas and decided to experiment with something a little more daring and try color combos in shades of pink and red to switch things up. I mean if you’re gonna go wild, Vegas is the place to do it and so I did. Besides, why should gender norms dictate that blue is for boys and pink is for girls anyway? I wore two outfits combining these “girly” colors to prove that us guys can wear them just as good as the girls. Thought’s on today’s outfits? Share in the comments below.