Any and every time that I have to pack I will undoubtedly get anxious at the fact of tucking away clothes I’ll just need to wear in the following few days — or worse on travel day. The horror. And with my move to Toronto looming — just a week now, yehaw — I’ve begun the obligatory task of packing and feeling anxious, one that has not lessened over the years of my student induced moves. Today is the beginning of using this next week to help decide what essentials make the coveted trip with me and which I shun into darkness.
Putting aside the fact that I look grossly tired in this picture — solid colors on solid pieces of clothing. Just recently I wrote about the graphic tee, which I scarcely wear, but enjoy when I do — usually I opt for plain things and rely on fit more than print. The tee I’m wearing above, is the viscose tee from American Apparel and one I’ve grown to love — there’s 4 more to prove it. I now affectionately call them my droopy tees. I think they give off a certain I-tried-but-not-too-hard sentiment and they handle my affinity with stretching clothes quite well.
As for the rest of my attire, I think I speak for the masses when I say fuck yeah denim cuttoffs and/or cardigans and/or Toms and mewelry, no or, because let’s be serious.
Linksters: American Apparel viscose tee. American Apparel cardigan. Denim cuttoffs. Toms. Thrift mewelry.
If shit were to say, get authentic, I’d tell you that sometimes you don’t want to douse your self in denim, or sport plaid like it’s your job. So, underneath the full body denim and copious amounts of tartan a framework of basic, life-essential pieces are hangin’ out. Classically, for a man, these are the v-neck t-shirt, promptly shown below, the jean, and the often, multipurpose cardigan — worthwhile, versatile, man-inspiring items that any good outfit can manifest from. And some days, when the vigor is low and poopiness high, a man must wear just those. All Canadian, all good, all the time. OR use these items as building blocks — cuff the jeans, wear some mewelry (man jewelry), or throw on a lightweight jacket and you’ll take the foundational rooted look to ultra-manness. It’s the little things, people.
Also, as you can see, this outfit allows for physical activity while maintaining a seemingly constipated-like facial expression. Fashionable and practical, yehaw.
Thrift cardigan. Forever21 v-neck t-shirt. H&M jeans. American Apparel watch. Van sneakers. Get back to basics if your feeling down in the dumps sartorially.
Dressing like you’re the saddest person on earth is one of my favorite things to do. Dark colors are where I belong. Burgundy and I are like brothers. Navy blue is my bestfriend. Black, my soul mate. I’m exaggerating clearly, but I do love to throw on a good multi-layered dark palette and hit the dusty trail. Sometimes I just feel like color is overrated and then sometimes I don’t. Today, I obviously did, ergo I did not wear any. Ergo I dressed sad. Ergo here are pictures.
Denim jacket, cardigan and henley are all from Value Village. I know, I need to stop. Jeans are H&M and boots are Aldo. I would also like to point out that wearing sad clothes doesn’t mean you have to be or look sad. That is a lie told by people wearing pink all over the world – ergo my smile. That last sentence was mostly to use ergo again, one for the road.