Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Well-Dressed Men (See Jane Style)

shot from a recent Trunk Club photo shoot that I helped facilitate
As some of you may already know, I'm a men's stylist over at Trunk Club.  I'm constantly scouring the shelves of inventory in our loft to create the perfect outfit for men all across the country.  Men's fashion is now a passion of mine and as the temperatures rise, I can't help but to incorporate some of my favorite trends into outfits I pack for my clients and show to guys in person.  Some of my favorite tips that I pass along to clients below...

  • Colored pants aren't just for women.  They can liven up a classic navy blazer--especially at a summer wedding!
  • Get to know a tailor.  Men and women alike should make it a priority to find a great (and inexpensive) tailor; it can make a world of a difference when taking in blazers, shortening hems and even nipping in the waist.
  • Learn to layer.  Whether it's a t-shirt under a henley (as pictured above) on a warm afternoon or a button-down under a sweater under a blazer in the fall, layering helps to give you a distinctive style.  Plus, it keeps you warmer on chilly spring days so you can avoid your heavy overcoat!
If you're interested in using Trunk Club for man in your life (husband/dad/brother/etc), feel free to sign up here or shoot me an email at anna@trunkclub.com.  We ship (free both ways!) to the lower-48 states and for those in Chicago, you can set up an appointment with me at our loft in River North.


Natasha Fatah said...

My husband just got a pair of awesome bright (dark) green pants and they look incredible on him! I'm definitely with you on the coloured pant for guys!

~Natasha Fatah~

Kelly @ Femme Fitale said...

Aaand I'm taking my husband coloured pant shopping this weekend :) Those rust ones look fabulous- great styling.

Mandy@jugglingchic said...

That man looks very good:) I love these tips. My husband will wear whatever I lay out, so I need to buy some colored pants!

Josie said...

Your tips for guys are brilliant, Anna. I bet your clients are the best-dressed guys around!
xo Josie

Kate said...

There is nothing better than a well dressed man! x

Kate {Something Fabulous}


blue roses said...

yes, layering, always a fabulous and so simple strategy to give the illusion of deep and profound sartorial thoughts.


Sarah said...

Great post! Just sent this link to my husband :)


Ashlei M. said...

I love me a well dressed man! Haha! My boyfriend does a pretty good job on his own, but I think he'd enjoy something like this to give him a different perspective on style. Emailing him the link to your site as I type, lol!



TheChambrayCountess said...

I bet your clients are the best dressed guys around town!!

Bola said...

My guys really tall, 6'7 to be exact, so finding him clothes it always a chore. He likes fashion but can't really get into it because of the difficulties he had finding clothes that fit. We have found a few stores that sell European brands but everything is super expensive. HELP!!!!


Anonymous said...

Love! Can you recommend a good tailor in Chicago?

.aubrey c. said...

I like this auburn but I am not a fan of seeing a man in bright red or white pants :/

sip-n-wear said...

nice tips! I love those pants on him!

AboveUrban said...

ZZ Top put it perfectly: 'Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man"!

Giovanna said...

Great post! You seriously have my dream job! I love mens fashion! Jealous!


Marie a la Mode said...

That model is yummy. Hubba, hubba. I've just begun styling men and it's way harder than styling women, in my opinion! Nice job styling Adonis ;)

Mira said...

he´s well dressed but also very good looking.



Bola said...

I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. See my last post :)



Anna Jane said...

hi @anon, sure can. check out Jose..he's great: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ledezma-tailors-and-alterations-chicago-2