March 11, 2007

Take Note Guys

From time to time, we get requests to blog about men's fashion or redirection to men's fashion blogs. We don't mean to be mean but we usually just say 'we don't know'. And that's the truth: we know zilch about men's fashion.

Personally, I think guys look particularly charming in suits. But of course, I can't expect them to be in suits all the time, afterall overdressing is seriously uncool. So how should guys dress casually? The answer is, it's all very personal. Most of the time, guys seem to be in T-shirt and jeans, or maybe in preppy sweaters and vests. I'm not such a big fan of that look, but really, I've just never thought much about male fashion until I saw these photos of Orlando Bloom:

Yes, it's Orlando Bloom strolling on the streets. Doesn't he look like he's walking on a runway? Now here's a fantastic outfit. It's casual and put-together in an imperfect way. (The aim is to not look like Mr always-perfectly-groomed-Beckham.) And points for not wearing sneakers (as most guys I see seem to wear.)

Another good male fashion role model (just my opinion) for young guys is Logan on Gilmore Girls. I love how he wears T-shirts, maybe a sweater with a blazer or leather jacket. OK I think I just like Logan too much and shouldn't drag him into this post.

Oh, and just to clarify, this post wasn't supposed to let us oogle at only Orlando, (hmm or maybe it was,) but do you know how hard it is to find photos of guys dressed nicely in casual clothes? What do you think guys look best in?

38 Comments:

Anonymous renee said...

wow, his hairstyle is better than david beckham

3/11/2007 12:12 PM  
Blogger Trendini said...

It is so easy to dress nice if you are a guy. It seems that everything goes with everything. They have less trends to deal with and what was hot 2 years ago can still pass today on a guy without getting weird looks. By the way, Orlando does look quite smokin.

3/11/2007 1:11 PM  
Blogger softy said...

haha i LOVE logan! i completely agree. he's perfect!

3/11/2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger Vivien said...

Orlando sure looks hot there! I think what's most important is for guys to look like they actually care about how they look, like they actually took the time to dress properly and all. :)

3/11/2007 2:22 PM  
Anonymous mimi said...

i really don't like logan on gilmore girls, but you're right - the guy definately knows how to dress.

i think i am going to make my boyfriend read this post. these orlando pics are the epitome of a stylish, yet casual man. lovely!

3/11/2007 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great site for men's fashion looks is thesartorialist.com. I personally like guys in jeans that fit well (read: not baggy or saggy!) and nice tshirts or interesting button-downs with maybe a sweater over top and a suit jacket. I think the thing is with guys' clothing, the way to make it look trendy right now is to have it fit closer to the body. So non-pleated pants, slimmer jeans (not emo-tight!!) and shirts that are closer to the body. And good point about the shoes--get some casual ones that you could wear every day (those leather ones that look like sneakers, or some cooler loafers).

3/11/2007 5:44 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

seth cohen/adam brody has great style, plus he looks effortlessly cool!!

3/11/2007 6:32 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

i like this look a lot. that first coat is hot.

this is a great look because it's sexy and cool but also something a guy can wear and not feel "metro" or overly put-together. it certainly wouldn't take anymore effort to put this on in the morning than sloppier jeans and a tee. and in general, i think anything fitted and dark looks great on guys. i'm all about the suits though. mmm.

3/11/2007 7:23 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

also, if you want to pick up more on guy's style, try picking up a GQ magazine. i'm pretty much in love with it, i'm always stealing it from my boyfriend. guy's fashion is different from girl's because it's less about trends and more about precise fit, unexpected details, and subtle combinations of items. it's really refreshing and requires a lot more thought. GQ is always really stylish and has great info.

plus, you get to look at HOT MALE MODELS. seriously they are on every other page of men's magazines. it's like an eye candy jackpot ;)

3/11/2007 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Mischa said...

Orlando looks sooo much hotter with shorter hair! I love it! And his bone structure is soo sexy. Mmm!

I think you should do posts on celebrity fashion more often from paparazzi pictures, not events like the Oscars, so we can get ideas (or just bash) celebs for their clothes! Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie usually are hit or miss.

3/11/2007 10:55 PM  
Anonymous brenny said...

yaeh i love guys in suits
orlando always looks so great every guy should copy his style
like you i have never gotten into mens fashion
but i do take notice to what they are wearing

3/11/2007 11:20 PM  
Anonymous alice said...

gahh i love logan. he's such a cutie. *swoons*

3/12/2007 1:59 AM  
Anonymous Alia said...

he's sorta similar to orlando bloom, but i love how jude law dresses too. gorgeeeous

3/12/2007 2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love logan, orlando and jude.. hahaha
but, for everyday outfits, i agree guys (young guys) can´t go worng with an abercrombie style t-shirt,. or shirt, nice jeans ans converse all-stars.... they´re good....
and suits.. who doenst love a men with ties???

3/12/2007 3:32 AM  
Blogger Chic Inspector said...

I totally agree. Orlando looks like he should be a model for the demised Cloak, very european. He looks great.

3/12/2007 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Christina said...

Adam Brody dresses really well. plus he is way cuter than Orlando Bloom.

3/12/2007 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Kay said...

Orlando Bloom is the epitome of cool. If only my boyfriend can dress like he does! Oh my...

You are right. You can totally photoshop that picture out and put it on a runway and it totally fits!

3/12/2007 10:41 AM  
Anonymous mimi said...

i agree with the comment about the satorialist. it is great for men's fashion, and just plain fun to see what fashionable people are wearing around the world :)

3/12/2007 2:14 PM  
Anonymous ~~~Pin said...

I agree that Logan on gilmore girls dresses good, but its a bit too contrived and preppy all the time. I like the overall look that orlando has going on its very hot and has an beachy/urban/european vibe to it without being too metro.

I personally think that if you are a guy who doesn't have a personal stylist like them then there are a few key pieces that I think look so so hot on guys:

1. A structured but butter soft leather biker OR structured and course military inspired jacket, it has to fit well to your body (think NOT tight but just brushing against your muscles).

You can pick whatever color is good for you, personally I think black/brown or sand is hot.

2.A vintage looking t-shirt or a dress shirt to go under this hot jacket of yours...if its cold then layer t-shirts or a sweater with that dress shirt.*no vests please*

The fit again is what you feel comfortable in but closer to the body.

3.Pants can either be dress pants which are hot or classic rugged denim (think a dark or light blue) or some snug but NOT tight fitting pants or jeans (wool, cotton etc.)

This gives you about 6 looks which are all hot and very basic, add your own taste like some hot shades or a "guy necklace?" that I think Orlando has on in the second pic...

I think a guy who is comfortable with what he is wearing and makes an effort (by this I mean doesn't take more time than a high maintenance woman to get ready) exudes sexiness without having to try to hard.

:)

3/12/2007 4:26 PM  
Blogger Kimberley said...

I know of a great men's fashion blog called Brandish - http://www.brandish.tv

They also look at entertainment, gadgets and grooming for men amongst other things.

3/12/2007 7:28 PM  
Anonymous eclair said...

I think orlando's look is pretty much perfect - it's age appropriate, flattering, unpretensious but with a definite sense of style. That coat is super hot.
Another celeb who always dresses well is Paul Bettany, he is always stylish but with a few fashion quirks to keep it interesting, and I love that he wears hats!!

3/13/2007 3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rawr! All the men and young boys could learn from him. Hot, hot ,hot. If I saw someone like that one the street I'd probably stare very rudely and hope they were unattached. I love the coat and I like how his clothes are loosely fitted on him. They're not super baggy like some of the young boys out there nor are they tight. I love Logan as well. Another Gilmore Girls fan. But his style is very polished casual, not something a lot of people might look good in. But in general if they could get that idea of looking well-dressed that would be fantastic.

3/13/2007 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woo ORLANDO BLOOM are very beatiful and really fashion.
I loves orlando.

3/14/2007 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in the first photografy orlando is = david beckham.
yes or no???

3/14/2007 2:08 AM  
Blogger Q said...

A lot of guys feel too feminine if they get interested with fashion, but frankly, I appreciate a guy with good taste in clothes.

He looks hotter. -_^

3/15/2007 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Tania said...

It's the jacket! Military jackets look hot on guys... ;)

3/15/2007 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sometimes good pants can be the point on guys look..

3/16/2007 1:26 PM  
Blogger Candid Cool said...

whoa orlando looks quite good. loving the shades of grey in the 2nd shot.

3/17/2007 3:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know what kind of sunglasses those are i love them!
email me if u do please
nastyralphy@aol.com =)

3/17/2007 5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what brand the jacket is, i love it!! email me at deadlytredly@hotmail.com

5/18/2007 2:05 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I'm looking for the leather jacket that the character Jess wore in the Gilmore Girls. It looked as if it had a cloth (cotton?) hood attached to it, and zipped up in a slightly angled way.

Does anyone have any information on this jacket? My boyfriend loves it, and I'd like to find something similiar to it for him.

Thanks,
ablanken@gmail.com

5/29/2007 11:07 PM  
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9/11/2007 5:33 PM  
Blogger krystal said...

Orlando Bloom is the epitome of hotness, no arguing with that! He's so... mm. Nothing looks bad on him! Haha. But I do love guys in suits. Dark jeans are always nice too.

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