The beginning of fall always calls for a little wardrobe makeover, so we tapped six stylish LA men to share some of their tried-and-true fashion advice for crafting the ultimate wardrobe for autumn and beyond.
“I stick to a button-up [shirt] over a t-shirt and jeans, with slight permutations day to day—maybe a crisp Stetson or a plain-toe dress shoe when I want to dress it up. The best looking clothes are the ones that fall onto you, the non-choices, the obvious, the uniform.”
"Suits! LA actively discourages the wearing of suits, but in my opinion, there is no greater way to make an impression and show others you care than by donning a really well-tailored suit. If you feel your solid navy or gray suit makes you look too much like a ‘suit,’ then consider picking up a bold, patterned number, which can be inherently more casual. Then take it to a great tailor.”
"If you are thinking of rebooting your wardrobe, this is the foundation that every guy should have in their closet: a white and a light blue oxford button-down fitted shirt, a dark denim straight-leg jean, a fitted chino in khaki or navy blue, fitted t-shirts in gray, navy blue, and black, a henley long-sleeve shirt, a gray crewneck sweatshirt, and a lightweight blazer that can also be worn as a jacket. All of these items can be dressed up or worn casual with a clean white sneaker or lace-up leather shoe. The key word in all of these clothing pieces is 'fitted.' Buy less items with better quality fabrics and ask the shop where the product is made to learn about what you are buying. You might pay a little more but your wardrobe is an investment that will last."
"Style is who you are and what you represent as an individual. Every day you wake up, you wear clothes before leaving your home, so make it worthwhile. Get familiar with brands, magazines, and your local stores. Your body is a canvas and your wardrobe is your artwork for the day. Creating style is meant to be fun, not hard or stressful. Whether you're extremely knowledgeable in fashion or not, having your basic variety of jeans, shirts, blazers, and shoes, all tailored to perfection, will increase your swag and elevate your confidence to an all-time high."
"As European natives, Los Angeles combines an exciting mix of heaven and hell. Its one-of-a-kind dream climate is an everyday temptation to drop style to focus on a casual and comfortable wardrobe. But the sporty ‘activewear’ will never show a single ounce of style. We’d rather bet on simple, timeless pieces, like fitted polo shirts or basic slim white shirts, and match them with mastic chinos or simple dark jeans. The final details of jewelry, shoes, and watches will make the difference. We usually pick essentials in our collections as minimal ‘Le Gramme’ silver bracelets or timeless yet exclusive ‘Lip’ watches to build a detailed stylish vestiaire."
“I go with our classic tee and jeans, but there’s an ethical side to looking good too. For us, it’s crafting American-made clothing, and not flaunting that, but just having the peace of mind and the confidence that we supported something great. When it’s made here and it’s made right, the quality really puts fast fashion to shame.”