Friday Fashion Feature: Fellas, How To Button Down For Fall/Winter 09
Grown, clean and sexy is what it's all about this season for men. Clothes that just fit right and don't look sloppy.
One category you should consider stocking up in is button down shirts.
Not only are they multi purpose - as you can rock them from the office to the night club with denim, chinos etc. - but many of the styles we recently got in provide a sharp yet edgy urban look.
Not your typical boring or cheap looking shirts, these pieces have small but effective details and dope designs.
Check out a some of Kiki's picks:
Flannel has to be one of the most desirable fabrics to wear in the cold, with its soft hand and warming powers.
Add in a fresh plaid design, and you have a mighty combo.
This piece by NYC's Mighty Healthy comes in a eye-catching color way, blending vibrant shades of red and navy with brown and black.
This premium cotton all over gingham shirt is a smart look with its navy/white color combo and red button details.
The shape of the chest pocket and the stitching on the back of the shirt subtly make out Evisu's logo.
Although gingham may typically be associated with spring/summer, I think this one works for fall...
I can envision it with super dark raw denim and perhaps a brown leather jacket.
This button down comes from the originators of the military-inspired shirts that made such a huge splash in the urban market - CAVI.
Well the militant look is going strong, and you can achieve it in a classy way with this piece.
I also have a thing for solid black button downs ever since I saw Bradley Cooper rocking the black on black suit in The Hangover:
Tell me that wasn't fire!
The look left fashionable men everywhere buzzing on the net about where to get that suit.
Zoo York is really bringing it this season with more clean contemporary looks in fitted hoodies, pants, outerwear, wovens and more.
This shirt, made of breathable cotton fabric, comes with a subtle check print, shoulder epaulets, and just a small logo on the left chest pocket.
Now how do you make sure you look right in these fabulous shirts?
Have it buttoned up all the way to the top like Chris Brown does below, leave it open with a tee underneath or just undo a couple of buttons.
One big no-no: if you're leaving a couple of buttons undone, do not wear a crew neck tee under it! Just don't do it please. I'd rather see a hairy chest peeking through than this fashion faux pas.
A few more tips when wearing a button down?
- Iron out wrinkles
- If you're wearing a jacket, keep the collar of the shirt inside
- If untucked, the bottom of the shirt should not go below mid hip
- Make sure it's your true shirt size