There will be times when you’ll find yourself in a class all your own. No peers. No professors. No pop-quizzes or papers.
You’re the sole authority. A lesson to be taught and learned by you alone.
So when it commes to style, what grade do you belive you deserve?
Level37- Student Teacher
Reid Prebenda photographed by David Slijper for GQ Style Germany S/S 2012
It’s a play between colors and neutrals for Sarar’s Spring 2012 Collection.
The craftmanship is evident with one look. We see here how the small details matter and how in combination drum up a complete look without pretense. Expert quality and fit which isn’t just left for suiting makes room for various ensembles to be created.
From casual to everything above and in-between, donning these pieces will make a professional, refined, and classic statement with a modern understated flair.
Level37- Fine Tuned
Danny Schwarz, Jacey Elthalion, and Benedikt Angerer photographed by Koray Parlak for Interview Sarar Spring 2012 Collection.
When asked of the coroner what the cause of death was, the answer would be one of the deadly sins.
Lust, greed, envy, pride, apathy, anger and gluttony are all easy and fast ways to die. They surely take quite a toll on one’s heart and in many different ways. It makes you think…the matters of the heart do in fact, matter.
But then there’s a catch. Does one go out in style or leave a legacy? Don’t think about it too long because time is ticking.
Level37- Unlucky 7
Sam Webb photographed by Maciek Kobielski for Vogue Hommes International S/S 2012
He’s a mad man.
David Gandy sports some cool Banana Republic gear inspired by the 1960′s for their latest Spring Collection.
Clean cut in a mad world. He makes it look easy.
Level37- In The Details
David Gandy for Banana Republic Mad Men Spring Collection 2012 photographed by Carter Smith.
You thought it would look silly but for some reason it just works.
A single color head to toe may leave one to think that he’ll end up looking as if he tried to create his own uniform. Here we see the exact opposite. Orange played up with different fabrics brings depth to the ensemble. Layering the proper neutral and adding accessories relaxes the look and brings out the pro status to show that you’re not trying your hand at this for the first time.
And just what are you supposed to pair with gray jeans? Gray would work for starters. Here we see a rocked up version of a full gray-scale with boots and a dual toned, hooded sweater.
Colored pants? Gray on top always works. Always. We see here that it doesn’t always have to be worn with a blazer or plain tee. Mix it up, gents. Play around with layering techniques to bring out the different facets of your attitude.
Level37- Color Sceme
Tyler Grostic photographed by Ricardo Aca
There will be times when you’ll find yourself in a dilemma.
No escape and the situation only gets hotter. In time like these it is important to remember that facing your fears will allow you to come out on the better side. Also, no matter which side you’re on, looking good won’t hurt anyone while going through it.
Level37- Look To The Bright Side
Patrick Kafka and Dmitriy Tanner photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Diesel S/S 2012 Campaign.
What’s striking here is the structure of it all. Or should we say sculpture?
It seems that these gents have been carved and compiled to be works of art for our eyes to behold. What we notice is not only the prints and patterns they wear but also that which they hold onto.
Treated as coveted possesions, we understand why a choice of carry not only must look good but deliver function to it’s full potential.
A visit to the gallery is only a head turn away.
Aaron Sly, Bastian Thiery, Jacob Morton, Jake Shortall, Jakub Nowocien, Max Rendell, Simon Sabbah, and Tarik Lakehal photographed by Frederick Heyman for Vogue Hommes Japan Spring/Summer 2012.
Get “schooled-in” on Spring trends.
There are many ways to go this Spring season to express your style without looking outdated. For some of us, achieving seamless and forward ensembles day to day may be a daunting task. Fret not. Most items are staples that need an upgrade or just need to be paired up with what’s current. It can really be as simple as swapping out plain cargo shorts for a colored chino, wearing an eye-catching scarf or pairing a polo with a classic navy blazer.
Net stitched knits, printed shirts, neutral tones and soft tailored suiting are a few simple ways to rev up your wardrobe.
Eli N. shows off some highlighted trends that will keep you in the right grain of fabric on the road to being a style pro.
Level37- A+ Style
Eli N. for Designare Homme photographed by Ivanho Harlim and Shysilia Novita
Talk about geared up.
Being ready for the hike can be done in true style. Here we see a mix of lengths, weight and proportion. Also, we see that having a bit of luxury doesn’t mean just having the “it item”. Why not take it sole to crown? Everything is filled in, even to the carry- who wouldn’t want that Louis Vuitton backpack?
Level37- Easy Trails
Chris Petersen for GQ STYLE Germany March 2012 photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath
It’s no doubt that Joseph Abboud’s F/W 2012 collection is pushing the limit on how far menswear and style can truly go. The mix of knitwear with expert suiting shows us that layering is still at the forefront and the the urge to pare down an ensemble during the F/W seasons should be left to pre-fall, resort, and S/S. Sticking to the calendar is the sure-fire way to refresh the eyes and give us an in-depth look on what this season really means for the male- a time for true flair and shine.
The colors present a luxurious feel and refined attitude even when used in plaid prints or in a spectral manner. A sense of maturity is apparent. It is made known with various textures used throughout the collection that donning these pieces is not for an amateur to try his hand at.
Function meets the tone of time as we see suits matched to boots, cinched waists and comforting coverage provided through knitwear. The true male adjusts to his environment quite nicely and effortlessly with this Joseph Abboud ’12 collection to owe thanks to.
Level37- Trial, No Errors
Joseph Abboud F/W 2012 Collection