Hey folks – summer is cresting and it will be fall in no time. But you can look forward to a summer trend review post later this month recapping several of our favorite looks from surfers, as well as a fall shopping list post to help you determine what you need to achieve the spirit of this fall. We aren’t into copycatting the runway, instead we invite you to invoke the sensibility of a season…poetic huh?
Until then, enjoy a cool post on a really easy trend to incorporate in any season: The Blue Work Shirt. Bon Appetit!
This gyal really knows how to work proportions, textures and tones. A slightly oversized, slightly denim-looking work shirt can appear sloppy, especially when dressed down with jeans. But here, it’s tucked into low-rise, slim fitting, well-kept jean shorts whose cuffed leg echoes the cuffed sleeve above. It looks deliberate. Not to mention the shirt is nicely pressed (wrinkles can be unforgiving on work shirts) and the sleeves are folded NOT rolled up. A metal belt nicely ties together the fuller top with the slim-cut bottom. She looks neat yet casual, opting for an oversized yet structured handbag with some hardware. This is an easy day look that only requires a little attention to details. And to make it pop for evening, one could switch out the larger black purse for a more colorful clutch, some bling and heels.
Another example of the design being in the details, this guy has matched his rolled-sleeve work shirt to rolled bottoms (this time they are slim-fitting khakis). Be sure to use bootcut, skinny, tapered or slim pants when trying this look, otherwise you will get wide, bulky cuffs that swing when you walk haha!
The high pants show off a great pair of neutral boat shoes…and some sexy ankles! And his skinny plaid necktie (channeling the late 50s/early 1960s) puts a polished retro spin on the whole look. But what we adore is the knapsack peeking out from behind. We love the leather or army-style backpack for fall, it says “Back-to-School season, grown and sexy style”. Check out some options below:
(Left) Forever 21 men’s Rugged Canvas Back Pack – $25.90
(Center) Corpse Clothing Angels & Airwaves Backpack – $70
(Right) Fossil Kenya Back Pack in Cognac – $178
iPod Selection of the Day: Train Drummers
These two gentlemen play the drums on the train. They are fantastic musicians and incredibly inspiring, encouraging surfers to smile and enjoy their music. They have an underlining message of spreading an extra bit of positivity and encouragement to their fellow young black men. So today, we’re bobbing our heads to their beats and soaking up their positive energy!
Cool Ass Shit
Yes this is a bike covered with crochet…can something be covered with crochet or would it be ‘crocheted’? But check it, even the kickstand is covered. Doesn’t look rideable, so perhaps it’s a public art piece. You can find it usually locked up along Essex street right outside of the Delancey stop on the F, in case you want to try taking it for a spin!