We are living in times where skin-tight mini skirts and short dresses are the norm and are what the grand majority of women wear. While I don't mind the short skirt and dresses...it's always refreshing to see a woman that's not wearing what most women are.
This is certainly one of the most interesting and appealing ways I've seen to pull off an all black ensemble from a man. I mean, apart from Ninja Goth...this is the best way to pull it off. Playing with textures and patterns always helps make a bland ensemble into a winner.
P.s.- About the title...there is no such thing as a preppy ninja goth. Those a two opposite styles which will never mix.
About the title...I am exaggerating. This certainly isn't the largest scarf I've seen. However, I do like how designers are elongating and widening scarves. It creates for interesting ensemble proportions.
Quick story behind the making of this picture.
I'm at Lincoln Center shooting street style and all of a sudden Aimee Song from Song Of Style shows up. She looks stunning as always and obviously gets the whole lot of street style photographers to take her picture. Except everyone is taking her picture with the sidewalk/city as a backdrop which made no sense to me. My thought process is that we just got over a huge snowstorm which you can clearly see accumulated a lot of snow, Aimee is wearing a primarily all white and grey outfit...why wouldn't you capture her with the huge pile of snow in the background? SO once everyone is done shooting Aimee...I ask her to post for me with the snow in the background the way I thought it out. BOOM! Out of nowhere all the street style photographers are behind me getting my shot of Aimee. In a way I feel proud I was able to set up a good shot which all the other photographers seemed to like.
Gentlemen gather round and listen to the good word! There are a few things to be said about what Nam from Streetfsn is wearing.
First thing's first, the denim jacket. If your denim jacket doesn't fit snug enough to layer under your blazer then you should reconsider throwing away your already expensive raw denim $500 denim jacket that you worked so hard to break-in and buy a new one in a smaller size. The second thing I would like to point out is the hint of pattern mixing (which should not be a new concept to anyone at this point) between the blazer and the pocket square. Final and most important point...notice anything about Nam's blazer? I wouldn't expect you n00bs to notice it, but Nam's blazer is well made. How can I tell? The lines of the plaid pattern are continuous even on the packets. There's no discrepancies in the blazer pattern.
These are the subtle details the menswear is all about and the subtle details that can differentiate the pro's from the n00bs.
Lately there's been this obsession/trend in fashion to belt everything as opposed to button up or zip up. I know kimono's are quickly becoming a thing in menswear and that Milan Vukmirovic has been wearing belted cardigans since the beginning of time. However, now everyone wants to belt everything. Maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but it does feel that way.
I know this trend is becoming mainstream because I'm starting to see more and more people belting cardigans and jackets on the streets. I just wish I understood the reason behind this trend. Are people becoming too lazy to button up or zip up their outerwear, are people simply trying to look like ninja's, or is this also part of the 90's trend in fashion right now and the fact that Japanese culture/cartoons ruled during that time period?