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Gents, I’m happy to announce that it’s time for another great contest! Holla! We’re thrilled to offer the chance to win a hot shirt from Stetson Looks!! Check out what you could be rocking:
Stetson provides quality menswear and womanswear crafted with the quintessential Americana style in mind. Pay attention, as there’s only one way to try and claim the shirt: Post a comment to this very post explaining to us what musician’s style best exemplifies the rock star image. I throw my two-cents in for Keith Richards, that old chap. Please note the contest is limited to persons in the U.S. and Canada.
The deadline’s Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 6 p.m. EST. Mark your calendars and put your fashion-thinking hats on! And don’t forget to include your email address in your submission! Good luck gents!
INFEASIBLE: Boring contrasts
Allen Edmonds Weybridge
Feasible: Contrast with deep colors
Word of caution: I never said contrast-collar shirts were easy, I’m just saying they’re not lost causes and that, yes, some men can rock them.
INFEASIBLE: Cashmere for the sake of cashmere polos
Gray Etro Knit Polo
(From Neiman Marcus)
Why is this shirt cashmere? It’s dull-colored, weirdly cut on the sleeves, has too many buttons…in fact, why the hell would anyone buy a polo made of cashmere to begin with? It won’t keep you warm for damn sure. And, pray tell, why is it listed as $400?! This piece just confuses the hell out of me.
Friends, cashmere is undoubtedly a marvelous, versatile material. But just because something is made out of cashmere, it doesn’t warrant an “Oh my God, I need it!” response. Would you buy cashmere underwear? In other words, don’t buy something with being cashmere as it’s sole selling point.
Feasible: Well-made, colorful cotton polos
Ionian Short Sleeved Stripe Polo
(Brought to you by Context)
This is a great fucking shirt. I love the subtle horizontal stripes, the boldness of the blue, how the sleeves only hug the arms a little bit at the ends…and today it’s only $100. Now I agree: it’s easier for a product to be shoddy when it’s cotton than if it’s cashmere…but this piece is clearly put together very well.
Find a possible price break for polos or even cashmere by using a current Macys promotional code.
I think plaid is ugly, period. However, some people I hold in high regard maintain that plaid can be fashionable – this is for you crazy diamonds. INFEASIBLE:
Sun crest plaid shirt
I think plaid is ugly, period. However, some people I hold in high regard maintain that plaid can be fashionable – this is for you crazy diamonds.
INFEASIBLE:Plaid with bold colors
That being said, there are some pieces of plaid I will never, ever approve of, mainly plaid that tries not to be plain and rustic. If you wore something like the above shirt, you’d look like a psychedelic farmer and might as well rock an Ed Hardy trucker hat and complete the ensemble of shit. I know Men’s Style loves this vibrant checkered junk, but how many times have I told you they should be lobotomized? For the record my good men: Neon plaid is not ha-ha ironic, it’s “Believe it or not, I don’t know any better” ironic.
Feasible: Cool, rural colored plaid
Ages Funnel Neck Overshirt American Madras
(Brought to you by Context)
Brown, rusty red…these are the shades I and you associate (and should continued to do so) with livestock, Texas, and ho-downs. As an added bonus, the quality mending of this Shades of Greige shirt isn’t something you’d find at a Walmart 100 miles outside of Dallas.
I guess there’s SOME appeal to dressing a little country from time to time; Heath Ledger did, Johnny Cash did – and they did okay!…sometimes.
INFEASIBLE: Buttoning up piqued shirts
Grey J. Lindeberg Polo
Polo’s are meant to be left open. Otherwise, you end up looking like a tightwad that calls up mommy and asks what to wear to classes at Lawrenceville that day.
Feasible: Pique polos with single buttoning
J. Lindeberg Sportswear Fitted Pique Polo
(Brought to you by Tobi)
With just that slight adjustment, now we can appreciate a JL shirt. With the collar propped properly, the center seam looks much better and, for whatever reason, their respectably tiny logo looks less like a stain as a result. Also, chicks totally dig red these days so BUY IT.